Doris Day’s Sentimental Journey (album)

July 12, 1965 No Comments

US Release Date: 12 July 1965

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  1. The More I See You
    (Mack Gordon/Harry Warren)
  2. At Last
    (Mack Gordon/Harry Warren)
  3. Come to Baby, Do!
    (Inez James/Sidney Miller)
  4. I Had the Craziest Dream
    (Mack Gordon/Harry Warren)
  5. I Don’t Want to Walk Without You
    (Frank Loesser/July Styne)
  6. I’ll Never Smile Again
    (Ruth Lowe) Listen
  7. I Remember You [1965 remake]
    (Johnny Mercer/Victor Schertzinger)
  8. Serenade in Blue
    (Mack Gordon/Harry Warren)
  9. I’m Beginning to See the Light
    (Don George/Johnny Hodges/Duke Ellington/Harry James)
  10. It Could Happen to You
    (Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen)
  11. It’s Been A Long, Long Time
    (Sammy Cahn/Jule Styne)
  12. Sentimental Journey [1965 remake]
    (Bud Green/Les Brown/Ben Homer)

Doris Day’s Sentimental Journey was recorded in September 1964. The release was however delayed until after her next LP Latin For Lovers. For this concept album Doris takes a walk down memory lane to her early years as a big-band singer. These are songs that she fondly remembers singing in the clubs with Bob Crosby and Les Brown.

The nostalgic song list may not have grabbed pop audiences of the swinging-sixties but that is no reason to dismiss what is a very sophisticated album. Forty years on, the appreciation for this record has really grown and Doris’s performances acknowledged as being some of her best. This is after all the songstress returning to her roots!

Standout versions from this release include her splendid interpretations of the jazz standard “I’m Beginning To See The Light”, Glenn Miller’s “At Last”, Jimmy Dorsey’s “I Remember You” and a wonderful remake of her very first million-seller “Sentimental Journey”. Another song that Doris got to re-record was Come to Baby, Do!. She had first recorded it with Les Brown but had been wanting to improve on her earlier version.

Conductor: Mort Garson
Producer: Allen Stanton
Label: Columbia Records (USA)
Format: 12″ Mono LP (#CL-2360) / 12″ Stereo LP (#CS-9160)
LP Cover Photograph: Frank Bez

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