My Elusive Dreams (album)

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My Elusive Dreams
Studio album by Bobby Vinton
Released March 1970
Genre Pop
Label Epic
Producer Billy Sherrill
Bobby Vinton chronology
Bobby Vinton's Greatest Hits of Love
(1969)
My Elusive Dreams
(1970)
Sounds of Love
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

My Elusive Dreams was Bobby Vinton's twentieth studio album, released in 1970.

The title track, a remake of a 1967 Tammy Wynette/David Houston hit, is the album's only single. Cover versions include B.J. Thomas' hit "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", the Beatles' hit "Something", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", "I Will Follow You" (a different version of Little Peggy March's hit "I Will Follow Him"), and Barbara Lewis' hit "Baby I'm Yours".

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "My Elusive Dreams"   Curly Putman, Billy Sherrill 3:13
2. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" ([From the 20th Century Fox Picture Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid]) Hal David, Burt Bacharach 2:46
3. "Something"   George Harrison 2:50
4. "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" ([From the Musical Production Promises, Promises]) Burt Bacharach, Hal David 2:45
5. "Leaving on a Jet Plane"   John Denver 3:29
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Traces"   Buddy Buie, James Cobb, Emory Gordy 3:01
2. "I Will Follow You"   Arthur Altman, Norman Gimbel, Jacques Plante, J.W. Stole, Del Roma 2:07
3. "Baby Take Me in Your Arms"   Tony Macaulay, John Macleod 2:25
4. "If Ever I Would Leave You"   Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe 2:45
5. "Baby I'm Yours"   Van McCoy 2:24
6. "The Perfect Woman"   Buddy Kaye, Philip Springer 3:14

Album credits[edit]

  • Produced by Billy Sherrill
  • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", "Something", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "Traces", "Baby Take Me in Your Arms" and "If Ever I Would Leave You" arranged by Hank Levine
  • "My Elusive Dreams", "Baby I'm Yours" and "The Perfect Woman" arranged by Bill Walker
  • Engineering: Lou Bradley, Charlie Brigg, Tom Sparkman
  • Back cover photo: Suzanne Szasz

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1970 The Billboard 200 90

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1970 "My Elusive Dreams" The Billboard Hot 100 46
1970 "My Elusive Dreams" Billboard Adult Contemporary 7
1970 "My Elusive Dreams" Country Singles 27

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