And I Love You So (Perry Como album)

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And I Love You So
Como Loves You So.jpg
Studio album by Perry Como
Released 1973
Recorded January - April 1973
Genre Soft rock, Traditional pop, Folk pop
Length ~~:~~
Label RCA Records
Producer Chet Atkins
Perry Como chronology
I Think of You
(1972)
And I Love You So
(1973)
Perry
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

And I Love You So was Perry Como's 21st 12" long-play album released by RCA Records.[2]

As with It's Impossible, this album was issued to feature a surprise hit single,[3] Don McLean's "And I Love You So". Como brought the song to the national top 40 (Number One Easy Listening). Previous versions of the song by Elvis Presley, Bobby Goldsboro and Bobby Vinton had met with mild or no success. Como's version was so successful, RCA asked him to record the song in Spanish. When Como said he didn't speak the language, he received personal Spanish lessons from the head of RCA International to get the record made.[4] As in recent Como LP's, this collection features selections from then contemporary recording artists such as Roberta Flack, The Carpenters, Ray Price, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Bread and Mac Davis.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[5]

  1. "And I Love You So" (Words and Music by Don McLean)
  2. "Killing Me Softly With Her Song" (Music by Charles Fox and lyrics by Norman Gimbel)
  3. "For the Good Times" (Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson)
  4. "Aubrey" (Words and Music by David A. Gates)
  5. "Sing" (Words and Music by Joe Raposo)

Side Two[5]

  1. "I Want to Give" (Lyrics By Gene Nash)
  2. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" (Music by L. Russell Brown and lyrics by Irwin Levine)
  3. "I Thought About You" (Words and Music by Ronald E. McCown)
  4. "It All Seems To Fall Into Line" (Music by Ben Weisman and lyrics by Al Stillman)
  5. "I Believe In Music" (Words and Music by Mac Davis)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[6] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ And I Love You So at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "And I Love You So-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Perry Como Sails on Placid Waters". Milwaukee Journal. 7 April 1979. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  4. ^ O'Brian, Jack (22 June 1973). "Perry Como Practices Spanish". Sarasota Journal. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "And I Love You So". Kokomo. Archived from the original on November 4, 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Perry Como | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Sladest by Slade
UK number-one album
26 January 1974
Succeeded by
The Singles: 1969-1973 by Carpenters