Connie Francis Sings the Songs of Les Reed

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Connie Francis sings The Songs of Les Reed
Studio album by Connie Francis
Released November 1969
Recorded September 6, 1969
September 8 – 9, 1969
September 25, 1969
Genre Pop
Label MGM Records
SE-4655
Producer Les Reed
Connie Francis chronology
The Wedding Cake
1969
Connie Francis sings The Songs of Les Reed
(1969)
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Singles from Connie Francis sings The Songs of Les Reed
  1. "Mr. Love"
    Released: November 1969

Connie Francis sings The Songs of Les Reed is studio album recorded by U. S. Entertainer Connie Francis. It is the last album Francis recorded under her longterm contract with MGM Records which had been signed in 1955.[1]

Although not really a commercial success, Francis' 1968 album Connie Francis sings Bacharach & David, a portrait of the songwriting collaboration between Burt Bacharach and Hal David had received enough critical praise to repeat the concept. This time, Francis portrayed the work of British composer Les Reed. In 1979 Polydor Records released a two-record set of both albums.[2]

Principal recording took place on September 6, 8 and 9, 1969[3] at Wessex Studios in London.[4] Additional vocals and instrumental overdubs were recorded September 25, 1969 in New York.[5]

Arrangements were provided by David Whitaker and Les Reed himself. Both also appeared as conductors.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "Delilah" Les Reed, Barry Mason 3.12
2. "Les Bicyclettes de Belsize" Les Reed, Barry Mason 3.01
3. "Don't Say a Word" Les Reed, Barry Mason 2.50
4. "Kiss Me Goodbye" Les Reed, Barry Mason 3:38
5. "Three Good Reasons" Les Reed, Barry Mason 4.32

Side B[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "Mr. Love" Les Reed, Barry Mason 3.23
2. "It's Not Unusual" Les Reed, Gordon Mills 2.04
3. "The Last Waltz" Les Reed, Barry Mason 3.19
4. "What's Wrong With My World" Les Reed, Barry Mason 3.01
5. "A Lifetime Of Love" Les Reed, Barry Mason 3.15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connie Francis: Souvenirs, Booklet of 4-CD-Box, Polydor 1996, Cat.-No. 314 533 382-2
  2. ^ Copy of album #2675 180
  3. ^ Ron Roberts: Connie Francis Discography 1955 – 1975
  4. ^ Original Album Cover of "Connie Francis sings The Songs of Les Reed", MGM Records 12" Album SE-4655, 1969
  5. ^ Ron Roberts: Connie Francis Discography 1955 – 1975

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