Cry (Lynn Anderson album)

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Cry
Studio album by Lynn Anderson
Released 1972
Recorded 1972
Genre Countrypolitan
Label Columbia
Producer Glenn Sutton, Clive Davis
Lynn Anderson chronology
The World of Lynn Anderson
(1971)
Cry
(1972)
Listen to a Country Song
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Cry is a studio album by country music legend Lynn Anderson, released in 1972.

This album was based on Lynn Anderson's hit from early 1972, "Cry", which hit No. 3 on the Billboard Country charts, and No. 1 on the Cashbox Country charts. In addition the song also reached No. 71 on the Pop charts, and No. 16 on the Adult Contemporary charts that year. This album shows Anderson's new direction into placing her voice into more Pop-oriented songs, including "Cry" (originally a No. 1 Pop hit for Johnnie Ray in 1951). After having a No. 1 Country and Pop hit in late 1970, "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", her record company set her records out more for the Pop market, and never looked back. This helped Lynn Anderson gain the biggest success she ever had for a number of years. Thus, this left Anderson from recording the hard Country material she recorded for her late 60s albums under Chart Records.

Husband, Glenn Sutton helped produce this album with producing legend, Clive Davis. Most of the songs featured here are Pop songs, like the Addrisi Brothers' "We've Got to Get It on Again" and Sonny & Cher's "When You Say Love". With the help of legendary Country producer, Billy Sherrill, Sutton wrote some of the songs for this album, some of which had been previously hits for Country singers, like Barbara Mandrell's "Tonight My Baby's Coming Home". This album was big-selling album, reaching No. 2 on the "Top Country Albums" chart and No. 114 on the "Billboard 200" albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cry" (Churchill Kohlman)
  2. "Never Ending Song of Love" (Bonnie Bramlett)
  3. "Ask Any Woman" (Langley, Stewart)
  4. "Bedtime Story" (Billy Sherrill, Glenn Sutton)
  5. "I Won't Mention It Again" (Cam Mullins)
  6. "Tonight My Baby's Coming Home" (Sherrill, Sutton)
  7. "Cotton Jenny" (Gordon Lightfoot)
  8. "Kiss Away" (Sherrill, Sutton)
  9. "When You Say Love" (Jerry Foster, Bill Rice)
  10. "We Can Make It" (Sherrill, Sutton)
  11. "We've Got to Get It on Again" (Addrisi)

Personnel[edit]

  • Lynn Anderson – Vocals
  • Louis Bradley – Engineer
  • Charlie Bragg – Engineer
  • The Jordanaires – Background Vocals
  • Cam Mullins – Arranger
  • The Nashville Edition – Background Vocals
  • Glenn Sutton – Arranger

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