Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell

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Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 16, 1968
StudioCapitol Recording Studio
(Hollywood, CA)
GenreFolk
Length29:45
LabelCapitol
ProducerKelly Gordon, Al DeLory
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Cover art of the 1983 UK reissue.
Cover art of the 1983 UK reissue.
Singles from Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell
  1. "Mornin' Glory"
    Released: October 14, 1968[1]
  2. "Little Green Apples"
    Released: November 1968[2]
  3. "Let It Be Me"
    Released: January 13, 1969[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]

Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell is a studio album by American singer-songwriters Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell. It was released on September 16, 1968, by Capitol Records.

The album spawned two hit singles and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Gentry toured briefly with Campbell and performed on a number of American and British television programs and specials.

The album was reissued in the UK in 1983 by EMI's budget label mfp, under the title All I Have to Do Is Dream, featuring new cover art and a slightly re-sequenced track listing, including the duo's 1969 single "All I Have to Do Is Dream".

Critical reception[edit]

In the issue dated September 28, 1968, Billboard magazine published a review calling the album "a dynamite sales package teaming the talents of Campbell and Gentry. The duetting on a well planned program of pop hits is a natural for fast programming and top sales. They excel in their blend of Campbell's hit "Gentle on My Mind" and "My Elusive Dreams". The Bobbie Gentry composition "Mornin' Glory" comes up a winner in their reading."[5]

Cashbox also published a review on September 28, which said, "Capitol has combined the talents of its two top pop/country artists and the result is sure to be a profitable sales future. Artistically the pair go together like Siamese twins, and there could be several singles in the set. Our choice is "Sunday Mornin'", the recent Spanky and Out Gang effort, but votes can also be cast for "Scarborough fair / Canticle" and "Less of Me", the latter a Campbell original. Multi-market airplay and sales on tap."[6]

The review published in Record World said, "Two country folks who recently brought their talents to town and TV and other places, get together for a little hoedown slowdown showdown. Very pretty renditions of "Mornin' Glory", "My Elusive Dreams", "Sunday Mornin'" and "Scarborough Fair"."[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Top Country LP's chart and No. 11 on the US Billboard Top LP's chart. In Canada the album peaked at No. 8 on the RPM Top Albums chart. In the UK the album peaked at No. 50 on the OCC Albums Chart.

The album was certified gold by the RIAA on January 29, 1969.[8]

The album's first single, "Mornin' Glory", was released in October 1968. It peaked at No. 32 on the US Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening chart and No. 74 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In Canada the single peaked at No. 81 on the RPM Top Singles chart. The single's B-side, "Less of Me", peaked at No. 44 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

In November 1968, "Little Green Apples" was released as a single in Brazil, but failed to chart.

"Let It Be Me", was released as a single in January 1969. It peaked at No. 7 on the US Billboard Top 40 Easy Listening chart, No. 14 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and No. 36 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In Canada the single peaked at No. 1 on the RPM Top Country Singles chart, No. 15 on the RPM Top Easy Listening Singles chart and No. 85 on the RPM Top Singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

Original release (1968)

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Less of Me"Glen Campbell2:08
2."Little Green Apples"Bob Russell3:13
3."Gentle on My Mind"John Hartford3:07
4."Heart to Heart Talk"Lee Ross2:52
5."My Elusive Dreams"Curly Putman, Billy Sherrill3:11
6."(It's Only Your) Imagination"Campbell1:53
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mornin' Glory"Bobbie Gentry2:52
2."Terrible Tangled Web"Billy Mize2:02
3."Sunday Mornin'"Margo Guryan2:30
4."Let It Be Me"Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoé2:04
5."Scarborough Fair / Canticle"Traditional; arr. by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel3:20

All I Have to Do Is Dream (1983)

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."All I Have to Do Is Dream"Boudleaux Bryant2:32
2."Less of Me"Glan Campbell2:08
3."Gentle on My Mind"John Hartford3:07
4."Heart to Heart Talk"Lee Ross2:52
5."My Elusive Dreams"Curly Putman, Billy Sherrill3:11
6."Let It Be Me"Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoé2:04
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Little Green Apples"Bob Russell3:13
2."Mornin' Glory"Bobbie Gentry2:52
3."Terrible Tangled Web"Billy Mize2:02
4."Sunday Mornin'"Margo Guryan2:30
5."(It's Only Your) Imagination"Campbell1:53
6."Scarborough Fair / Canticle"Traditional; arr. by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel3:20

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album liner notes.

  • Dick Brown - cover photo
  • Glen Campbell – vocals
  • Al DeLory – producer, arrangements, conductor
  • Bobbie Gentry – vocals
  • Kelly Gordon – producer
  • Tommy Oliver – arrangements, conductor

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Year Chart Chart position
1968 Canada Top Albums (RPM) 8
UK Albums Chart (OCC) 50
US Top LP's (Billboard)[9] 11
US Top Country LP's (Billboard)[10] 1

Singles

Year Single Chart Chart position
1968 "Mornin' Glory" Canada Top Singles (RPM) 81
US Top 40 Easy Listening (Billboard)[11] 32
US Hot 100 (Billboard)[12] 74
"Less of Me" US Hot Country Singles (Billboard)[13] 44
1969 "Let It Be Me" Canada Top Easy Listening Singles (RPM) 15
Canada Top Country Singles (RPM) 1
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 85
US Top 40 Easy Listening (Billboard)[11] 7
US Hot Country Singles (Billboard)[13] 14
US Hot 100 (Billboard)[12] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell - Mornin' Glory". Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Glen Campbell And Bobbie Gentry - Little Green Apples / Scarborough Fair/Canticle". Discogs. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Glen Campbell And Bobbie Gentry - Let It Be Me". Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ "Billboard Magazine - September 28, 1968" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Cashbox Magazine - September 28, 1968" (PDF). American Radio History. Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Record World - October 5, 1968" (PDF). American Radio History. Record World. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Bobbie Gentry Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Bobbie Gentry Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Bobbie Gentry Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Bobbie Gentry Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Bobbie Gentry Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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