All This and Heaven Too (album)

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All This and Heaven Too
AllThisAndHeavenToo.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 15, 1978
RecordedThe Sound Factory, Los Angeles
GenrePop, pop rock
Length41:04
LabelAsylum
ProducerAndrew Gold, Brock Walsh
Andrew Gold chronology
What's Wrong with This Picture?
(1976)
All This and Heaven Too
(1978)
Whirlwind
(1980)
Singles from All This and Heaven Too
  1. "How Can This Be Love"
  2. "I'm On My Way"
  3. "Thank You for Being a Friend"
  4. "Never Let Her Slip Away"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC–[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[3]

All This and Heaven Too is the third album by singer-songwriter Andrew Gold, released in 1978 on Asylum Records. It includes the hit singles "Never Let Her Slip Away" (a no. 5 entry on the UK Singles Chart) and "Thank You for Being a Friend" (a no. 25 entry on the Billboard singles chart).[4]

Background[edit]

All This and Heaven Too reached the British Top Five in the albums chart in 1978. "Thank You for Being a Friend" later gained popularity as the theme song for The Golden Girls, though it was performed by Cynthia "Cindy" Fee, a singer who often recorded advertising jingles, for the show. Gold also became known for his biggest UK hit song, "Never Let Her Slip Away," which was a No. 5 chart hit in the UK; Freddie Mercury assisted Gold as an uncredited background singer on the track.[5] British dance group Undercover duplicated the chart position of Gold's original with a 1992 cover version.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Andrew Gold, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."How Can This Be Love" (Mark Safan, Mark Goldenberg)4:01
2."Oh Urania (Take Me Away)"4:22
3."Still You Linger On"3:21
4."Never Let Her Slip Away"3:29
5."Always for You"4:37
6."Thank You for Being a Friend"4:41
7."Looking for My Love"3:39
8."Genevieve" (Gold, Brock Walsh)5:05
9."I'm on My Way" (Safan)3:41
10."You're Free"4:08

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • Andrew Gold with Brock Walsh – producer
  • Greg Ladanyi with Dennis Kirk – engineer
  • George Ybarra – assistant engineer
  • David Campbell – arrangements

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chrispell, James. All This & Heaven Too at AllMusic. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, Concise 3rd Edition, p. 538. Virgin Books, London. ISBN 1-85227-832-3
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2000). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th Edition, p. 267. Billboard Books, New York. ISBN 0-8230-7690-3
  5. ^ Freddie Mercury provided uncredited backing vocals per these sources: