A Date with the Everly Brothers

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A Date with the Everly Brothers
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Studio album by The Everly Brothers
Released October 1960
Recorded March 18, 1960
July 8-13, 1960
Genre Rock, close harmony
Length 27:55
Label Warner Bros.
The Everly Brothers chronology
It's Everly Time
(1960)
A Date with The Everly Brothers
(1960)
Both Sides of an Evening
(1961)

A Date with the Everly Brothers is an album by the rock and roll duo the Everly Brothers, released in 1960. It peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Pop albums charts and reached No. 3 in the UK.

The song "Love Hurts" appears here for the first time. It would subsequently be covered by numerous other artists. Other than the "Cathy's Clown"/"Always It's You" single, all of the tracks on A Date with the Everly Brothers were recorded in just four sessions during July 1960.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Richie Unterberger wrote of the album "Although the material is not on the killer level of It's Everly Time, there are some very fine songs on their second Warner LP."[2]

The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[3]


Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Made to Love"   Phil Everly 2:05
2. "That's Just Too Much"   Don Everly, Phil Everly 2:40
3. "Stick With Me Baby"   Mel Tillis 1:57
4. "Baby What You Want Me to Do"   Jimmy Reed 2:20
5. "Sigh, Cry, Almost Die"   Everly, Everly 2:18
6. "Always It's You"   Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant 2:30
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love Hurts"   Boudleaux Bryant 2:23
2. "Lucille"   Al Collins, Little Richard 2:32
3. "So How Come (No One Loves Me)"   Bryant, Bryant 2:18
4. "Donna, Donna"   Bryant, Bryant 2:15
5. "A Change of Heart"   Bryant, Bryant 2:07
6. "Cathy's Clown"   Everly, Everly 2:25

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liner Notes: A Date with the Everly Brothers by Richie Unterberger. Reissue by Collectors' Choice Music.
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "A Date with the Everly Brothers > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.