Let's Keep It That Way

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Let's Keep it That Way
Studio album by Anne Murray
Released February 1978[1]
Recorded Eastern Sound, Toronto
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Producer Jim Ed Norman
Anne Murray chronology
There's a Hippo in My Tub
(1977)
Let's Keep it That Way
(1978)
New Kind of Feeling
(1979)

Let's Keep It That Way is the 12th studio album by Anne Murray, released in February 1978. On the Canadian charts the album topped both the country and pop album charts. In the U.S., the album returned Murray to the top ten on the country album charts, a place she had not been since 1974's Highly Prized Possession; on the pop album charts, the album reached #12 (it would ultimately be the highest charting album of Murray's career on the pop album charts).

Two singles were released from the album: a cover of the Everly Brothers' hit "Walk Right Back", which reached #4 on the U.S. country singles charts. The second single released, "You Needed Me", would ultimately become one of the biggest hits of Murray's career, topping all three Canadian charts; in the U.S. it reached #1 on the U.S. pop singles charts (becoming Murray's sole chart-topper on the Hot 100 charts), as well as #4 on the country singles charts, and #3 on the A/C charts. This track was also included in the UK issue of her next album, New Kind of Feeling.

The cover photo was taken by Murray's then-husband, Bill Langstroth.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let's Keep It That Way"   Curly Putman, Rafe Van Hoy 3:34
2. "Walk Right Back"   Sonny Curtis 2:38
3. "Just to Feel This Love From You"   Dean McDougall, Jackie DeShannon 3:05
4. "We Don't Make Love Anymore"   Kenny Rogers, Marianne Gordon 3:49
5. "I Still Wish the Very Best"   Brent Titcomb, Richard Miller 3:10
6. "You Needed Me"   Randy Goodrum 3:38
7. "You're a Part of Me"   Kim Carnes 3:24
8. "Hold Me Tight"   Johnny Nash 2:40
9. "Tennessee Waltz"   Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart 2:45
10. "There's Always a Goodbye"   Randy Richards 3:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Keyboards - Pat Riccio, Jr, Brian Gatto
  • Drums & Percussion - Jorn Anderson
  • Bass - Peter Cardinali
  • Guitars - Aidan Mason, Brian Russell, Bob Man
  • Steel Guitar & Dobro - Bob Lucier
  • Strings & Horns arranged by Rick Wilkins & Peter Cardinali

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot Country LPs". Billboard (Billboard Publications, Inc.): 60.