Rapture (Johnny Mathis album)

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Studio album by Johnny Mathis
Released 1962
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
Producer Ernie Altschuler
Johnny Mathis chronology
Live It Up!
Johnny's Newest Hits

Rapture is the seventeenth album released by Johnny Mathis. It is his fourteenth original studio album with three compilations of hit singles having been released by him at this point.


Returning to the successful all ballad album format that had proven highly successful, Mathis is heard under the musical direction of Don Costa. Costa was a fine arranger who had already scored a number of singles for Mathis. During his career he worked with many high profile singers in addition to Mathis, notably Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan and Barbra Streisand.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rapture" - 3:20
  2. "Love Me as Though There Were No Tomorrow" - 3:08
  3. "Moments Like This" - 2:50
  4. "You've Come Home" - 3:58
  5. "Here I'll Stay" - 4:20
  6. "My Darling, My Darling" - 3:45
  7. "Stars Fell on Alabama" - 3:24
  8. "I Was Telling Her about You" - 3:38
  9. "Lament (Love, I Found You Gone)" - 3:20
  10. "The Love Nest" - 3:05
  11. "Lost in Loveliness" - 4:19
  12. "Stella by Starlight" - 3:33

Billboard Album Chart[edit]

This was Mathis' sixteenth consecutive charting album peaking at #12 on the Billboard album chart in its original release.[1]


Song highlights on this album include two by Frank Loesser: "My Darling, My Darling" from the score of the 1948 Broadway musical "Where's Charley?" and "Moments Like This". "Stella By Starlight" was the haunting theme from the 1944 film "The Uninvited". The highly effective collaboration between Alan Jay Lerner and Kurt Weill resulted in the lovely "Here I'll Stay" while Sigmund Romberg and Leo Robin wrote the beautiful "Lost in Loveliness". The only Tin Pan Alley standard on the album is the perennial favourite "Stars Fell on Alabama". From Broadway comes "You've Come Home" from the 1960 musical "Wildcat" which starred Lucille Ball. It was the second song from that score recorded by Mathis; he had included "Hey, Look Me Over" from the show on his previous album Live It Up!.


  1. ^ All Music Billboard Album Chart Position

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