For Once in My Life (Sylvia Syms album)

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For Once in My Life
For Once in My Life (Sylvia Syms album).jpg
Studio album by Sylvia Syms
Released 1967
Recorded March 9 and April 18, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 30:35
Label Prestige
PR 7489
Producer Cal Lampley
Sylvia Syms chronology
Sylvia Is!
(1965)Sylvia Is!1965
For Once in My Life
(1967)
Love Lady
(1970)Love Lady1970

For Once in My Life is an album by vocalist Sylvia Syms recorded in 1967 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "The renditions are mostly pretty brief and instantly forgettable. Not one of Sylvia Syms' more significant sets".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Vaya con Dios" (Inez James, Buddy Pepper, Larry Russell) - 4:05
  2. "Who (Will Take My Place)?" (Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer) - 3:20
  3. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (Pino Donaggio, Vito Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham, Simon Napier-Bell) - 2:52
  4. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) - 4:07
  5. "Games That Lovers Play" (Larry Kusic, James Last, Günter Loose, Eddie Snyder) - 2:50
  6. "For Once in My Life" (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) - 2:45
  7. "Solitaire" (Steve Allen, Erroll Garner) - 1:55
  8. "Yesterday" (Lennon–McCartney) - 3:15
  9. "I Will Wait for You" (Jacques Demy, Norman Gimbel, Michel Legrand) - 2:26
  10. "Don't Take Your Love from Me" (Henry Nemo) - 3:00
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on March 9, 1967 (tracks 1, 5 & 9) and April 18, 1967 (tracks 2-4, 6-8 & 10)

Personnel[edit]

- guitar

  • Sam Bruno (tracks 1, 5 & 9), Charles Wellsley (tracks 2-4, 6-8 & 10) - bass
  • Bobby Rosengarden (tracks 1, 5 & 9), John Harris (tracks 2-4, 6-8 & 10) - drums
  • Richie "Pablo" Landrum - congas (tracks 2-4, 6-8 & 10)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records Discography accessed July 29, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed July 29, 2013