All This and Heaven Too (album)

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All This and Heaven Too
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Studio album by Andrew Gold
Released April 15, 1978
Recorded The Sound Factory, Los Angeles
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 41:04
Label Asylum
Producer Andrew 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
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[2]

All This and Heaven Too is the third album by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist 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).[3]

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 1985–1992 NBC situation comedy 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.[4][5][6][7][8][9] 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. Title Length
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. ^ Larkin, Colin (1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, Concise 3rd Edition, p. 538. Virgin Books, London. ISBN 1-85227-832-3
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2000). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th Edition, p. 267. Billboard Books, New York. ISBN 0-8230-7690-3
  4. ^ "Top 500". Smooth Radio. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Sweeting, Adam. Andrew Gold obituary. The Guardian. June 6, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
  6. ^ "Never Let Her Slip Away". Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70s. BBC Radio 2. 5 Feb 2012.
  7. ^ O'Neal, Sean. R.I.P. Andrew Gold, songwriter of "Lonely Boy" and The Golden Girls theme. The A.V. Club. June 6, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  8. ^ Singer/Songwriter Andrew Gold Dies. Contactmusic. June 6, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
  9. ^ Drive with Russell Woolf; Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. June 16, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2013.