The Impossible Dream (Johnny Mathis album)

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The Impossible Dream
Compilation album by Johnny Mathis
Released 1969
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
Producer Johnny Mathis
Johnny Mathis chronology
The Impossible Dream
Love Theme From "Romeo And Juliet" (A Time For Us)

The Impossible Dream is a 1969 compilation album released by singer Johnny Mathis on Columbia Records.


Mathis spent four years recording for Mercury Records (1963–1967) producing 10 studio albums. Under the terms of his contract with the label, Mathis owned the masters of his recordings. He returned to Columbia Records in 1968 and licensed 20 Mercury album tracks to Columbia for release, 10 of which appeared on this record. The remaining 10 Mercury tracks appeared on his previous album for Columbia, People. The track listing below includes the title of the original album on which each song appeared.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Will Wait For You" - from So Nice
  2. "Strangers In The Night" - from Johnny Mathis Sings
  3. "So Nice" - from So Nice
  4. "The Very Thought Of You" - from The Sweetheart Tree
  5. "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" - from The Shadow Of Your Smile
  6. "Moment To Moment" - from The Shadow Of Your Smile
  7. "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)" - from Johnny Mathis Sings
  8. "Go Away Little Girl" - from Love Is Everything
  9. "Eleanor Rigby" - from Johnny Mathis Sings
  10. "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" - from So Nice

Billboard Charts[edit]

This album peaked at #163 on the Billboard album chart, Mathis' thirty fifth album to place on the chart.[1]


  1. ^ All Music Billboard Album Chart Position