Johnny Mathis in Person: Recorded Live at Las Vegas

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Johnny Mathis in Person: Recorded Live at Las Vegas
Live album by Johnny Mathis
Released 1972
Recorded 1971
Genre Vocal pop[1]
Length 49:57
Label Columbia
Producer Sid Feller[2]
Johnny Mathis chronology
You've Got a Friend
(1971)
Johnny Mathis in Person - Recorded Live at Las Vegas
(1972)
The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Billboard 5/5 stars[3]

Johnny Mathis in Person: Recorded Live at Las Vegas is a live album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was recorded at Caesar's Palace[2] and released in the winter of 1972 by Columbia Records. All but five of the 23 songs performed had appeared on his studio albums, while the five previously unrecorded songs (described below) have not appeared on a Mathis studio album since. The album made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart in the issue dated February 5, 1972, and remained there for seven weeks, peaking at number 128.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "In the Morning" (Barry Gibb) – 3:22
  2. Medley – 4:40
    a. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
    b. "We've Only Just Begun" (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams)
  3. Medley – 4:29
    a. "Dreamy" (Erroll Garner, Sydney Shaw)
    b. "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner)
  4. "Come Runnin'" (Roc Hillman) – 2:20

Side 2

  1. "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" (Francis Lai, Carl Sigman) – 3:00
  2. "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) – 3:32
  3. "Day In, Day Out" (Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom) – 3:01

Side 3

  1. Medley – 8:52
    a. "The Twelfth of Never" (Jerry Livingston, Paul Francis Webster)
    b. "Wild Is the Wind" (Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington)
    c. "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal)
    d. "It's Not for Me to Say" (Robert Allen, Al Stillman)
    e. "Chances Are" (Robert Allen, Al Stillman)
    f. "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (A Time for Us)" (Larry Kusik, Nino Rota, Eddie Snyder)
    g. "Tonight" (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
    h. "Dulcinea" (Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh)
    i. "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" (Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh)
    j. "Wonderful! Wonderful!" (Sherman Edwards, Donald Meyer, Ben Raleigh)
  2. "And Her Mother Came Too" (Ivor Novello, Dion Titheradge) – 2:49

Side 4

  1. "I Got Love" (Gary Geld, Peter Udell) – 3:34
  2. "Maria" (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 3:54
  3. "If We Only Have Love" (Eric Blau, Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman) – 5:05
  4. "If We Only Have Love" (instrumental) – 1:23

Song information[edit]

"In the Morning" was recorded by the Bee Gees in 1966.[5] "Dreamy" had previously been recorded by Erroll Garner,[6] Eileen Farrell,[7] and Sarah Vaughan.[8] Lena Horne included "Come Runnin'" on a live album in 1957.[9] "And Her Mother Came Too" was first performed in the 1921 musical A to Z,[10] and "I Got Love" originated in the 1970 musical Purlie.[11]

Personnel[2][edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "In Person - Recorded Live at Las Vegas - Johnny Mathis". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c (1972) Johnny Mathis in Person: Recorded Live at Las Vegas by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records KG 30979.
  3. ^ "Album Reviews". Billboard. 1972-01-29. p. 67. 
  4. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 844.
  5. ^ "Gibb Songs: 1966". Gibb Songs. Columbia.edu. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  6. ^ (1957) Other Voices by Erroll Garner [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records CL 1014
  7. ^ (1961) Here I Go Again by Eileen Farrell [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records CS 8453
  8. ^ (1960) Dreamy by Sarah Vaughan [album jacket]. New York: Roulette Records R 50246
  9. ^ (1957) Lena Horne at the Waldorf Astoria by Lena Horne [album jacket]. New York: RCA Records RD 27021
  10. ^ "A to Z". The Guide to Musical Theatre. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Purlie". ibdb.com. The Broadway League. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 

References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2010), Joel Whitburn Presents Top Pop Albums, Seventh Edition, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-183-7