The Two Sides of Mary Wells

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The Two Sides of Mary Wells
Studio album by Mary Wells
Released 1966
Recorded 1966
Genre Soul/R&B/pop
Label Atco
Mary Wells chronology
Love Songs to the Beatles
(1965)
The Two Sides of Mary Wells
(1966)
Vintage Stock
(1968)

The Two Sides of Mary Wells is the seventh non-hits[clarification needed] studio effort by soul singer Mary Wells, released on the Atco label in 1966. By now, Wells' career had drastically changed from just six years before when the then-teenage Wells first recorded songs for Motown. After being promised a movie deal with 20th Century Fox, Wells had left Motown for the label in 1965 only to find herself struggling to get radio airplay. Rumors were that Motown staff, particularly Berry Gordy, told radio deejays not to play Wells' music on the radio leading to a blacklisting of Wells' music. This album mixed traditional pop with more earthier and uptown soul songs. Wells released a modest hit with "Dear Lover", which hit the top ten of the R&B chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Satisfaction"
  2. "Love Makes The World Go Round"
  3. "In The Midnight Hour"
  4. "My World Is Empty Without You"
  5. "Good Lovin'"
  6. "Dear Lover"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Where Am I Going"
  2. "Shangri-La"
  3. "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)"
  4. "The Shadow Of Your Smile"
  5. "The Boy From Ipanema"
  6. "Sunrise Sunset"