The Name Is Love

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The Name Is Love
Studio album by Bobby Vinton
Released May 1977
Genre Pop
Label ABC
Producer Bob Morgan
Bobby Vinton chronology
K-Tel Presents Bobby Vinton - 20 Greatest Hits
(1976)
The Name Is Love
(1977)
Bobby Vinton
(1978)

The Name Is Love was Bobby Vinton's thirtieth studio album and his final for ABC Records. Unlike most of his albums (which consisted of only one or two of his own compositions), the majority of the material on this album was written or co-written by Vinton himself. Cover versions include "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" and "Only Love Can Break a Heart" (the former a hit for Mel Carter in 1965 and the latter a hit for Gene Pitney in 1962). The song "You Are Love" did not became a hit until six years later.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. Love Makes Everything Better - (Bobby Vinton) - 2:40
  2. I Remember Loving You - (Bobby Vinton) - 3:24
  3. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - (Harry Noble) - 2:47
  4. Her Name Is Love - (Gary Knight, Gene Allan, Bobby Vinton) - 2:26
  5. Only Love Can Break a Heart - (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 2:57
  6. You Are Love - (Bobby Vinton) - 2:27

Side B[edit]

  1. All My Todays - (Bobby Vinton) - 3:06
  2. Once More With Feeling - (Bobby Vinton) - 2:57
  3. Baby, When It Comes to Loving You - (D. "Scotty" Reed) - 2:23
  4. Ain't That Lovin' You - (Bobby Vinton) - 3:13
  5. Where Were You All of My Life - (Bobby Vinton, Gene Allan) - 2:50

Album credits[edit]

  • Produced by Bob Morgan
  • Arrangements Bobby Vinton, Charlie McCoy, Bob Morgan
  • String arrangements Bill McIlhenney, Bill Justis, Bergen White, Lee Holdridge
  • Vocal backgrounds: The Nashville Edition
  • Female vocals: Janie Fricke
  • Recording engineers: Lou Bradley, Ken Laxton, Ron Reynolds, Armin Steiner
  • Remix engineer: Ken Laxton
  • Cover photo: Eddy Sanderson
  • Back photo: Lloyd Morales
  • Photo tinting: Melanie Nissen

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1977 The Billboard 200 183

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1977 "Only Love Can Break a Heart" The Billboard Hot 100 99
1983 "You Are Love" Country Singles 87