Portrait (Lynda Carter album)

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Portrait
Studio album by Lynda Carter
Released May 1978
Genre Pop
Label Epic
Producer Vini Poncia
Lynda Carter chronology
Portrait
(1978)
At Last
(2009)

Portrait is the first album by the American actress Lynda Carter. It was released in 1978 on vinyl LP, 8-track and cassette as well as a limited edition picture LP. Carter co-wrote three of the songs: "Want to Get Beside You," "Fantasy Man" and "Toto (Don't It Feel Like Paradise)". The album also included the cover songs "She's Always a Woman" by Billy Joel and "Just One Look" by Doris Troy. Promotional singles were released for "All Night Song" and "Toto (Don't It Feel Like Paradise)."

Two of the songs were featured in and performed by Carter's character, Diana Prince in the 1979 Wonder Woman episode, "Amazon Hot Wax": "Want to Get Beside You" and "Toto (Don't It Feel Like Paradise)". The latter song makes mention of several elements from the Wizard of Oz stories, and quotes dialogue from the 1939 film.

Portrait was issued on CD by Wounded Bird Records in 2013 with two previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Carter did not release another album for over 30 years due to being a semiprofessional singer. Her second album, At Last, is a jazz and blues standards album and was released in June 2009.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All Night Song" (Bob Siller) – 4:47
  2. "She's Always a Woman" (Billy Joel) – 3:09
  3. "Tumbledown Love" (Don Dunn, Bob Siller) – 4:44
  4. "Just One Look" (Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne) – 2:34
  5. "Fantasy Man" (Lynda Carter, Candy Siller) – 4:39
  6. "Lines" (Don Dunn, Art Munson) – 4:20
  7. "Want to Get Beside You" (Lynda Carter, Don Dunn, Art Munson) – 4:06
  8. "You're the Only One Who Understands" (Charles Clinton Smith) – 4:22
  9. "Put On a Show" (Bob Siller) – 3:44
  10. "Toto (Don't It Feel Like Paradise)" (Lynda Carter, Bill Cuomo, Candy Siller) – 3:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Lynda Carter - vocals
  • Colin Cameron – bass
  • Bill Cuomo – keyboards
  • Don Dunn – backing vocals
  • The Faragher Brothers – backing vocals
  • Barry Fasman – arranger, conductor
  • Clark Garman – guitar
  • Wendy Haas – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard – backing vocals
  • Ralph Humphrey – drums
  • Art Munson – guitar
  • Jeanie Arnold Saviano – backing vocals
  • Tom Saviano – arranger
  • Bob Schaper – engineer
  • Bob Siller – backing vocals
  • Chuck Smith – backing vocals