Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (Johnny Mathis album)

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Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (Johnny Mathis album)
Studio album by Johnny Mathis
Released 1977
Recorded 1977 at
A&M Recording Studios,
Hollywood, California
H. B. Barnum Studios,
Los Angeles, California[1]
Genre Vocal[2]
Length 28:30
Label Columbia
Producer Jack Gold [1]
Johnny Mathis chronology
The Johnny Mathis Collection
(1977)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
(1977)
You Light Up My Life
(1978)
Alternate cover
Sweet Surrender (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in the summer of 1977 by Columbia Records. Although it did not reach Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart, it did spend a week in the issue dated September 17, 1977, at number 201 on the Bubbling Under the Top LP's chart,[3] which, according to Joel Whitburn, "listed albums that were on the rise in sales that did not quite achieve the sales necessary to make Billboard's main 200-position pop albums chart."[4] For its release in the UK, the album was entitled Sweet Surrender,[5] which was also the name of the song that was added on to the original track listing but had first appeared on his 1973 album Me and Mrs. Jones.[6] Sweet Surrender spent its one week on the UK album chart at number 55[7] but received Silver certification for sales of 60,000 units in the UK from the British Phonographic Industry on January 4, 1978.[8]

In 1995 the title track from the album was used in the film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar[9] but was not included on the soundtrack recording.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" (Harry Noble) – 2:56
  2. "We're All Alone" (Boz Scaggs) – 3:22
  3. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 3:33
  4. "One " (Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban) – 2:26
  5. "When I Need You" (Albert Hammond, Carole Bayer Sager) – 3:26

Side 2

  1. "The Most Beautiful Girl" (Rory Michael Bourke, Billy Sherrill, Norris Wilson) – 2:30
  2. "Tomorrow" (Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse) – 2:29
  3. "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" (Barbra Streisand, Paul Williams) – 3:15
  4. "I Always Knew I Had It in Me" (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) – 3:02
  5. "Don't Give Up on Us" (Tony Macaulay) – 3:57

For the Sweet Surrender album in the UK, the succeeding title track was inserted at the end of side one, but the order of the original 10 songs was unchanged.

Song information[edit]

Mel Carter's "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" got as high as number eight on the Billboard Hot 100[11] and spent a week at number one on the magazine's Easy Listening chart.[12] Rita Coolidge's recording of "We're All Alone" also enjoyed a week at number one Easy Listening[13] in addition to receiving Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America[14] and reaching number seven pop,[14] number 82 Country,[15] and number six on the UK singles chart.[16] 1939's "All the Things You Are" by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Jack Leonard on vocal reached number one in Billboard as well.[17] The song "One" that Mathis covers here originated in the 1975 Broadway musical A Chorus Line.[1] "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer had a week at number one on both the pop[18] and Easy Listening[19] charts, three weeks at number one in the UK,[20] and a number 94 showing on the Billboard R&B chart[21] in addition to receiving Gold certification.[18]

"The Most Beautiful Girl" by Charlie Rich spent two weeks at number one on Billboard's Hot 100[22] and three weeks in the top spot on both its Easy Listening[23] and Country[24] charts, made it to number two in the UK,[25] and was certified Gold.[22] "Tomorrow" comes from the Broadway musical Annie,[1] and "I Always Knew I Had It in Me" was first performed by George Benson for the soundtrack of the Muhammad Ali autobiopic The Greatest.[26] Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" stayed at number one for three weeks on the Hot 100,[27] held the top spot for six weeks on the Easy Listening chart,[28] reached number three in the UK,[29] achieved Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America,[27] and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song[30] as well as Grammys for Song of the Year[31] and Best Vocal Performance, Female.[32] And "Don't Give Up on Us" by David Soul reached Gold status[33] and enjoyed a week at number one on both the pop[33] and Easy Listening[34] charts and four weeks at the top in the UK,[35] where it unseated the Mathis recording of "When a Child Is Born" that had spent three weeks at number one.[36][37]

Personnel[1][edit]

  • Johnny Mathis – vocals
  • Jack Gold – producer
  • Gene Page – arranger, conductor
  • Dick Bogert – engineer, mixer
  • Sam Emerson – photography

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e (1977) Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records PC 34872.
  2. ^ a b "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Johnny Mathis". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 504.
  4. ^ Whitburn 2004, pp. 106–107.
  5. ^ (1977) Sweet Surrender by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. London: CBS Records 86036.
  6. ^ (1973) Me and Mrs. Jones by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records KC 32114.
  7. ^ "Johnny Mathis - Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "BPI search results". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar - Soundtracks - IMDb". imdb.com. Amazon.com. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  10. ^ (1995) "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar – Music from the Motion Picture" by various artists [CD booklet]. Universal City: MCA Records MCD 11132
  11. ^ Whitburn 2009, p. 166.
  12. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 46.
  13. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 62.
  14. ^ a b Whitburn 2009, p. 221.
  15. ^ Whitburn 2002, p. 77.
  16. ^ "We're All Alone". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  17. ^ Whitburn 1986, p. 136.
  18. ^ a b Whitburn 2009, p. 860.
  19. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 242.
  20. ^ "When I Need You". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  21. ^ Whitburn 2004, p. 513.
  22. ^ a b Whitburn 2009, p. 816.
  23. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 229.
  24. ^ Whitburn 2002, p. 292.
  25. ^ "Most Beautiful Girl". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  26. ^ (1977) "The Greatest – Original Soundtrack" by various artists [album jacket]. New York: Arista Records AL 7000.
  27. ^ a b Whitburn 2009, p. 943.
  28. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 266.
  29. ^ "Evergreen". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  30. ^ Wiley 1996, p. 1122.
  31. ^ O'Neil 1999, p. 266.
  32. ^ O'Neil 1999, p. 267.
  33. ^ a b Whitburn 2009, p. 911.
  34. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 257.
  35. ^ "Don't Give Up on Us". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  36. ^ "1976". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  37. ^ "1977". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 

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