The Love Album (album)

November 1, 1994 1 Comment

UK Release Date: 01 November 1994 / US Release Date: 14 February 2006

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  1. For All We Know
    (J. Fred Coots/Samuel Lewis)
  2. Snuggled on Your Shoulder
    (Carmen Lombardo/Joseph Young)
  3. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
    (Lou Handman/Roy Turk)
  4. Wonderful One
    (Paul Whiteman/Ferde Frofé/Theodora Morse)
  5. Street of Dreams
    (Victor Young/Samuel Lewis)
  6. Oh, How I Miss You Tonight
    (Joseph Burke/Mark Fisher/Benny Davis)
  7. Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
    (Ray Henderson/Les Brown)
  8. All Alone
    (Irving Berlin)
  9. Faded Summer Love
    (Phil Baxter)
  10. Sleepy Lagoon
    (Jack Lawrence/Eric Coates)
  11. If I Had My Life to Live Over
    (Henry Tobias/Moe Jaffe/Larry Vincent)
  12. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
    (Leo Friedman/Beth Slater Whitson)

US Only Bonus Tracks:

  1. Both Sides Now
  2. It’s Magic (Mono/Live)
  3. Sentimental Journey (Mono/Live)

This was the first music project that Doris undertook after she parted from her long-time label Columbia. What lured the songstress back into the recording studio was the prospect of remaking some of her all-time favourite romantic ballads. Doris completed her vocals in just three days over the 25 May-9 June 1967 but the album then vanished into obscurity!

In the summer of 1993, Doris’s son Terry Melcher made the shock discovery of the “lost” album’s original studio tapes. A year later, these recordings were given their first release by a British record label. This monumental occasion was supported by a high-profile TV advertising campaign. Doris also gave a series of unprecedented television interviews to help promote it.

Although at the time of recording these songs Doris was vocally still in her prime the sedate orchestral arrangements do them a disservice.

In 2006, The Love Album received a long awaited American CD release. This particular edition benefits from the inclusion of three obscure bonus tracks: “Both Sides Now”, “It’s Magic” and “Sentimental Journey”. These songs were produced in April 1970 by Don Genson and Terry Melcher and originally used in Doris’s 1971 TV special.

Conductor: Sidney H. Feller
Producer: Don Genson and Martin Melcher
Label: Vision (UK) / Feinery (USA)
Format: Audio CD (UK #VISCD2) / (USA #FDC3104-2)
Highest UK Chart Position: #63

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