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 Wes Montgomery
Released 1967
Recorded June 6–7 and June 26, 1967 (1967-06-26)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz pop
Length 34:41
Label A&M
Producer Creed Taylor
Wes Montgomery chronology
A Day in the Life
Down Here on the Ground

A Day in the Life is the eighteenth album by guitarist Wes Montgomery, 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 numerous albums with Riverside and Verve Records, Montgomery switched to A&M Records. His melodic renditions of current pop hits were played regularly on Top 40 radio.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[2]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Scott Yanow called the album

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Day in the Life"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney 5:45
2. "Watch What Happens"   Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel, Michel Legrand 2:43
3. "When a Man Loves a Woman"   Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright 2:52
4. "California Nights"   Marvin Hamlisch, Howard Liebling 2:29
5. "Angel"   Wes Montgomery 2:46
6. "Eleanor Rigby"   Lennon, McCartney 3:04
7. "Willow Weep for Me"   Ann Ronell 4:31
8. "Windy"   Ruthann Friedman 2:20
9. "Trust in Me"   Milton Ager, Jean Schwartz, Ned Wever 4:25
10. "The Joker"   Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley 3:26


Production notes:

Chart positions[edit]

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


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