A Day in the Life (Wes Montgomery album)

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A Day in the Life
Day in the Life Wes Montgomery.jpg
Studio album by
Released1967
RecordedJune 6 & 26, 1967
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz
Length34:21
LabelA&M/CTI
ProducerCreed Taylor
Wes Montgomery chronology
Tequila
(1966)
A Day in the Life
(1967)
Down Here on the Ground
(1968)

A Day in the Life is an album by jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery that was released in 1967. It reached number one on the Billboard Jazz album chart and number 2 on the R&B chart. It also reached number 13 on the Billboard 200. The single "Windy" became his biggest Hot 100 hit when it peaked at number forty-four.

After recording for Riverside and Verve, Montgomery signed with A&M. His renditions of pop hits were played regularly on Top 40 radio.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[2]

In his Allmusic review of the album, music critic Scott Yanow wrote:

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Day in the Life"John Lennon, Paul McCartney5:45
2."Watch What Happens"Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel, Michel Legrand2:43
3."When a Man Loves a Woman"Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright2:52
4."California Nights"Marvin Hamlisch, Howard Liebling2:29
5."Angel"Wes Montgomery2:46
6."Eleanor Rigby"Lennon, McCartney3:04
7."Willow Weep for Me"Ann Ronell4:31
8."Windy"Ruthann Friedman2:20
9."Trust in Me"Milton Ager, Jean Schwartz, Ned Wever4:25
10."The Joker"Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley3:26

Personnel[edit]

Production notes:

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1967 Billboard Jazz Albums 1
Billboard R&B Albums 2
The Billboard 200 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "A Day in the Life > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 147. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.