Warm (album)

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Warm
Studio album by Johnny Mathis
Released November 1957
Recorded October, 1957
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
Producer Mitch Miller & Al Ham
Johnny Mathis chronology
Wonderful Wonderful
(1957)
Warm
(1957)
Good Night, Dear Lord
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Warm is the third studio album by vocalist Johnny Mathis released in 1958 on the Columbia Records label, in stereo and monoaural. The album was issued in the UK by Fontana Records. Re-issued on CD by Columbia in 1998, paired with the 1958 album Swing Softly.

Overview[edit]

Lavishly produced and lushly orchestrated, it is a classic example of the typical Mathis album of the period with a deeply romantic style. The album is noteworthy as being the first of several Mathis albums with a one-word title. Subsequent to this release, Mathis would release further sets with a single word title such as Heavenly and Faithfully in 1959, Rapture in 1962, and Romantically in 1963. As with most of his albums in this period, the musical director was Percy Faith.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Warm" (Sid Jacobson, Jimmy Krondes) - 3.24
  2. "My One and Only Love" (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) - 3.37
  3. "Baby, Baby, Baby" (Mack David, Jay Livingston) - 3.00
  4. "A Handful Of Stars" (Jack Lawrence, Ted Shapiro) - 3.20
  5. "By Myself" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 4.09
  6. "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) - 3.29
  7. "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" (Yip Harburg, Arthur Schwartz)- 4.07
  8. "I'm Glad There Is You" (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira) - 4.04
  9. "What'll I Do" (Irving Berlin) - 2.55
  10. "The Lovely Things You Do" (Sean Fogarty) - 3.18
  11. "There Goes My Heart" (Benny Davies, Abner Silver) - 3.40
  12. "While We're Young" (William Engvick, Alec Wilder, Morty Palitz) - 2.42

Album Chart[edit]

The album was one of Mathis' most popular sellers peaking at #2 on the Billboard album chart in its original release.[2] "Warm" was the first Johnny Mathis album to chart in the UK, peaking at #6 in November 1958.[3]

Highlights[edit]

Highlights of the album include standards ("What'll I Do" and "I'm Glad There Is You"), a Broadway show tune ("I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" from "My Fair Lady") a cover of a Frank Sinatra hit ("My One and Only Love"), and an Alex Wilder tune ("While We're Young") which had previously been recorded by both Peggy Lee and Judy Garland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griffith, JT. "Allmusic review". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  2. ^ All Music Billboard Album Chart Position
  3. ^ www.chartstats.com Johnny Mathis Warm UK album charts

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