Born to Be with You (album)

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Born to Be with You
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Studio album by Dion
Released 1975
Genre Rock
Length 35:10
Label Phil Spector Records
Producer Phil Spector, Phil Gernhard
Dion chronology
Suite for Late Summer
Born to Be with You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Born to Be with You is an album by Dion, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). 6 of the 8 tracks were produced by Phil Spector,[2] who had expressed admiration of Dion's earlier work with his doo-wop outfit, Dion and the Belmonts. The recording sessions were lengthy and chaotic, and on completion in 1974 Spector himself shelved the release for 12 months only to find the album was largely met with indifference by the music establishment at the time. In the 1990s however, the album began to receive widespread critical acclaim, with artists such as Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream citing it as a key influence.[3]

The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.


The recording sessions were lengthy and chaotic, often hampered by Spector's drinking and unpredictable temperament.[4] Bruce Springsteen and Miami Steve visited the studio during the recording sessions.[5] On its completion in 1974, DiMucci effectively disowned the record, stating that the production made it sound like "funeral music".[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Born to Be with You" (Don Robertson) - 6:51
  2. "Make the Woman Love Me" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 4:33
  3. "Your Own Back Yard" (Dion DiMucci, Tony Fasce) - 3:50 (produced by Phil Gernhard[2])
  4. "(He's Got) The Whole World in His Hands" (Traditional; arranged by Phil Spector & Dion DiMucci) - 3:21

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Only You Know" (Gerry Goffin, Phil Spector) - 4:45
  2. "New York City Song" (Dion DiMucci, Bill Tuohy) - 3:45 (produced by Cashman and West[2])
  3. "In and Out of the Shadows" (Gerry Goffin, Phil Spector) - 4:18
  4. "Good Lovin' Man" (Phil Spector, Dion DiMucci, A.J. Bernstein) - 3:47

2001 Ace Records CD Edition[edit]

2001 Ace Records CD Reissue, which also pairs "Born To Be With You" with his 1976 album "Streetheart",[6] contains an additional Phil Spector produced bonus track which had originally seen release as the b-side to the 1976 single "New York City Song"

  1. "Baby, Let's Stick Together" (Phil Spector, Jeff Barry) 3:12


Production credits


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c Phil Spector Records LP release cat number 2307-002, 1975
  3. ^ "Ace Records". Ace Records. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  4. ^ a b Mick Brown, Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector, Bloomsbury, 2007, p306
  5. ^ Carlin, Marcello (April 2011). The Blue in the Air. O Books. p. 80. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  6. ^

Further reading[edit]

Phil Spector: Out of His Head. R Williams. 2003. Omnibus Press.

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