Friends in Love (Johnny Mathis album)

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Friends in Love (Johnny Mathis album)
Studio album by Johnny Mathis
Released 1982
Recorded 1982 at
A&M Recording Studios,
Burbank, California,
Garden Rake Studios,
Sherman Oaks, California
Sound Lab Studios
Los Angeles, California[1]
Genre R&B
Vocal
Pop/Rock[2]
Length 35:25
Label Columbia
Producer Barry Fasman
Jack Gold
Jay Graydon[1]
Johnny Mathis chronology
Celebration – The Anniversary Album
(1981)
Friends in Love
(1982)
Unforgettable – A Musical Tribute to Nat King Cole
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Friends in Love is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in April 1982 by Columbia Records.[3] It made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart in the issue dated May 8, 1982, and remained there for nine weeks, peaking at number 147.[4] It also made it to number 34 during a seven-week run on the UK album chart that began the following week, on May 15.[5]

The title track from the album entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the issue dated April 17, 1982, and eventually got as high as number 38 over the course of 13 weeks.[6] That same issue included its debut on the magazine's list of the 100 most popular R&B songs in the US, where it also spent 13 weeks but reached number 22.[7] The next issue, dated April 24, marked its first appearance on the Adult Contemporary chart, and during its 17-week run there it rose to number five.[8]

This is the first Mathis album whose initial release included the compact disc (CD) format.[9]

Track listing[1][edit]

  1. "Got You Where I Want You" performed with Dionne Warwick (Jim Andron, Candy Parton) – 3:43
    • Jay Graydon – producer, arranger, conductor, engineer
    • Recorded at Garden Rake Studios; Ian Eales – engineer
  2. "I Remember You and Me" (Jim Andron, Candy Parton) – 3:46
    • Jack Gold – producer
    • Artie Butler – arranger, conductor
    • Recorded at Lion Share Recording Studios; Armin Steiner – engineer
    • Mixed at A&M Recording Studios; Dick Bogert – engineer
  3. "When the Lovin' Goes Out of the Lovin'" (Richard Parker, Bobby Whiteside) – 4:19
    • Barry Fasman – producer, rhythm and strings arranger
    • Charles Koppelman – executive producer
    • Recorded at Sound Lab Studios; John Arrias – engineer
    • Stuart Whitmore – assistant engineer
  4. "Somethin's Goin' On" (Norman Sallitt) – 3:21
    • Jack Gold – producer
    • Arnold Goland – arranger, conductor
    • Recorded at Lion Share Recording Studios; Armin Steiner – engineer
    • Mixed at A&M Recording Studios; Dick Bogert – engineer
  5. "What Do You Do with the Love" (Richard Kerr, Candy Parton) – 3:28
    • Jack Gold – producer
    • Gene Page – arranger, conductor
    • Recorded at Lion Share Recording Studios; Armin Steiner – engineer
    • Mixed at A&M Recording Studios; Dick Bogert – engineer
  6. "Friends in Love" performed with Dionne Warwick (Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon) – 4:03
    • Jay Graydon – producer, arranger, conductor, engineer
    • Recorded at Garden Rake Studios; Ian Eales – engineer
  7. "What's Forever For" (Rafe VanHoy) – 3:22
    • Jack Gold – producer
    • Gene Page – arranger, conductor
    • Recorded at Lion Share Recording Studios; Reggie Dozier – engineer
    • Mixed at A&M Recording Studios; Dick Bogert – engineer
  8. "Warm" (David Buskin) – 4:39
    • Jack Gold – producer
    • Gene Page – arranger, conductor
    • Recorded at Lion Share Recording Studios; Armin Steiner – engineer
    • Mixed at A&M Recording Studios; Dick Bogert – engineer
  9. "Memory" (T. S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn, Andrew Lloyd Webber) – 3:00
    • Jack Gold – producer
    • Gene Page – arranger, conductor
    • Recorded at Lion Share Recording Studios; Reggie Dozier – engineer
    • Mixed at A&M Recording Studios; Dick Bogert – engineer
  10. "Lately" (Stevie Wonder) – 4:05
    • Jack Gold – producer
    • Gene Page – arranger, conductor
    • Recorded at Lion Share Recording Studios; Reggie Dozier – engineer
    • Mixed at A&M Recording Studios; Dick Bogert – engineer

Song information[edit]

Ray, Goodman & Brown recorded "When the Lovin' Goes Out of the Lovin'" for their 1981 album Stay.[10] "What's Forever For" appeared on the 1978 album Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive by England Dan and John Ford Coley,[11] but Michael Martin Murphey also released a recording of the song in 1982 that went to number 19 pop[12] and number four Adult Contemporary[13] and spent a week at number one on Billboard's Country chart.[14] "Memory" originated in the 1981 Broadway musical Cats[1] and became a number six hit in the UK for Elaine Paige that same year.[15] And Stevie Wonder's "Lately" reached number three in the UK[16] and number 29 R&B,[17] number 33 Adult Contemporary,[18] and number 64 on the Hot 100[19] in the US.

Personnel[1][edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e (1982) Friends in Love by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records JC 37748.
  2. ^ a b "Friends in Love - Johnny Mathis". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ (1993) The Music of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection by Johnny Mathis [CD booklet]. New York: Columbia Records C4K-48932.
  4. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 504.
  5. ^ "Johnny Mathis - Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Whitburn 2009, p. 628.
  7. ^ Whitburn 2004, p. 383.
  8. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 179.
  9. ^ "Friends in Love - Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick - Releases". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  10. ^ (1981) Stay by Ray, Goodman & Brown [album jacket]. New York: Polydor Records PD-1-6341.
  11. ^ (1978) Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive by England Dan and John Ford Coley [album jacket]. New York: Big Tree Records BT 76015.
  12. ^ Whitburn 2009, p. 685.
  13. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 197.
  14. ^ Whitburn 2002, p. 240.
  15. ^ "Memory - Singles". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Lately - Singles". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  17. ^ Whitburn 2004, p. 636.
  18. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 301.
  19. ^ Whitburn 2009, p. 1075.

References[edit]

  • O'Neil, Thomas (1999), The Grammys, Perigree Books, ISBN 0399524770 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2002), Joel Whitburn's Top Country Singles, 1944-2001, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0898201519 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2004), Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, 1942-2004, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0898201608 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2007), Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top Adult Songs, 1961-2006, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0898201691 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2009), Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 1955-2008, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0898201802 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2010), Joel Whitburn Presents Top Pop Albums, Seventh Edition, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-183-7