Tears and Laughter

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Tears and Laughter
Compilation album by Johnny Mathis
Released 1980
Recorded 1970–1978
Genre Vocal
R&B
Stage & Screen
Pop/Rock[1]
Length 1:11:46
Label Columbia
Johnny Mathis chronology
Mathis Magic
(1979)
Tears and Laughter
(1980)
Different Kinda Different
(1980)

Tears and Laughter is a compilation album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in the UK in 1980 by the CBS Records division of Columbia. The title summarizes how the album is thematically organized, with the back cover labeling side one as "Tears" and side two as "Laughter".[2] It entered the UK album chart on March 8, 1980, and spent two of its 15 weeks there at number one,[3] and 10 days later, on March 18, the British Phonographic Industry awarded the album with Silver certification for sales of 60,000 units in the UK.[4] On August 19, 1994, it was released on compact disc.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Don't Give Up on Us" (Tony Macaulay) – 3:57
  2. "Goodbye to Love" (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) – 3:12
  3. "Gone, Gone, Gone" (L. Russell Brown, Lisa Hayward) – 3:32
  4. "Midnight Blue" (Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager) – 3:34
  5. "Solitaire" (Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody) – 4:33
  6. "The Hungry Years" (Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka) – 4:35
  7. "Alone Again (Naturally)" (Gilbert O'Sullivan) – 4:20
  8. "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" performed with Deniece Williams (Nat Kipner, John Vallins) – 2:59
  9. "Without You" (Tom Evans, Peter Ham) – 2:58
  10. "It's Too Late" (Carole King) – 3:07

Side 2

  1. "Laughter in the Rain" (Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody) – 2:31
    • John Florez – producer[15]
    • D'Arneill Pershing – arranger, conductor[15]
  2. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder) – 2:41
  3. "Everything Is Beautiful" (Ray Stevens) – 3:33
  4. "The Most Beautiful Girl" (Rory Michael Bourke, Billy Sherrill, Norris Wilson) – 2:30
  5. "Betcha by Golly, Wow" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) – 2:49
  6. "Just the Way You Are" performed with Deniece Williams (Billy Joel) – 3:44
  7. "And I Love You So" (Don McLean) – 3:26
  8. "Song of Joy (Himno a la Alegria)" (Ludwig van Beethoven, Orbe, Ross Parker, Waldo de los Rios) – 4:01
  9. "Life Is a Song Worth Singing" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) – 6:06
  10. "You Light Up My Life" (Joe Brooks) – 3:55

Personnel[2][edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Tears and Laughter - Johnny Mathis". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b (1980) Tears and Laughter by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. London: CBS Records 10019.
  3. ^ "Johnny Mathis - Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "BPI search results". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tears and Laughter - Johnny Mathis - Releases". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d (1977) Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records PC 34872.
  7. ^ a b c d (1972) Song Sung Blue by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records KC 31626.
  8. ^ a b (1979) The Best Days of My Life by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records JC 35649.
  9. ^ (1980) The Best of Johnny Mathis 1975–1980 by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records JC 36871.
  10. ^ a b c d (1975) Feelings by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records PC 33887.
  11. ^ a b (1976) I Only Have Eyes for You by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records PC 34117.
  12. ^ a b c d (1978) You Light Up My Life by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records JC 35259.
  13. ^ a b c d (1972) The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records PC 31342.
  14. ^ a b c (1971) You've Got a Friend by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records C 30740.
  15. ^ a b (1975) When Will I See You Again by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records PC 33420.
  16. ^ a b c d (1973) Killing Me Softly with Her Song by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records KC 32258.
  17. ^ a b c d (1970) Close to You by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records C 30210.
  18. ^ a b (1978) That's What Friends Are For by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records JC 35435.
  19. ^ (1973) I'm Coming Home by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records KC 32435.