And I Love You So (Perry Como album)

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And I Love You So
Studio album by Perry Como
Released 1973
Recorded January - April 1973
Genre Soft rock, Traditional pop, Folk pop
Length ~~:~~
Label RCA Victor
Producer Chet Atkins
Perry Como chronology
I Think of You
(1972)
And I Love You So
(1973)
Perry
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

And I Love You So was Perry Como's 21st RCA Victor 12-inch long-play album, the 19th recorded in full "living" stereophonic sound.[2]

As with It's Impossible, this album was recorded to be an album with a surprise hit song,[3] in this case, Don McLean's "And I Love You So". Como brought the song to the national top 40 (Number One Easy Listening). Previous versions of the song by Elvis Presley, Bobby Goldsboro and Bobby Vinton had met with mild or no success. Como's version was so successful, RCA asked him to record the song in Spanish. When Como said he didn't speak the language, he received personal Spanish lessons from the head of RCA International to get the record made.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side One[5]

  1. "And I Love You So" (Words and Music by Don McLean)
  2. "Killing Me Softly With Her Song" (Music by Charles Fox and lyrics by Norman Gimbel)
  3. "For the Good Times" (Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson)
  4. "Aubrey" (Words and Music by David A. Gates)
  5. "Sing" (Words and Music by Joe Raposo)

Side Two[5]

  1. "I Want to Give" (Lyrics By Gene Nash)
  2. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" (Music by L. Russell Brown and lyrics by Irwin Levine)
  3. "I Thought About You" (Words and Music by Ronald E. McCown)
  4. "It All Seems To Fall Into Line" (Music by Ben Weisman and lyrics by Al Stillman)
  5. "I Believe In Music" (Words and Music by Mac Davis)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[6] 1974 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ And I Love You So (Perry Como album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "And I Love You So-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Perry Como Sails on Placid Waters". Milwaukee Journal. 7 April 1979. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  4. ^ O'Brian, Jack (22 June 1973). "Perry Como Practices Spanish". Sarasota Journal. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "And I Love You So". Kokomo. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Number 1 Albums – 1970s". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Sladest by Slade
UK number-one album
26 January 1974
Succeeded by
The Singles: 1969-1973 by Carpenters