Love Is a Gentle Thing

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Love Is a Gentle Thing
Studio album by Harry Belafonte
Released 1959
Recorded 1958
Genre Vocal
Length 41:36
Label RCA Victor
Producer Ed Welker
Harry Belafonte chronology
Belafonte Sings the Blues
(1958)Belafonte Sings the Blues1958
Love is a Gentle Thing
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall
(1959)Belafonte at Carnegie Hall1959
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Love Is a Gentle Thing is an album by Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor in 1959. It was recorded with arranger / conductors Alan Greene and Bob Corman.

Billboard magazine chose Love Is a Gentle Thing as one of their "Spotlight Winners of the Week" in March 1959, and wrote that "Belafonte displays his usual tender, feelingful vocal style on a group of expressive folk themes with varying moods...Striking cover".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Fifteen" – 2:50
  2. "I Never Will Marry" – 2:44
  3. "I'm Goin' Away" – 3:08
  4. "Small One" – 2:53
  5. "Bella Rosa" – 3:25
  6. "All My Trials" – 4:37

Side two[edit]

  1. "Green Grow the Lilacs" – 3:55
  2. "Times are Gettin' Hard" – 3:36
  3. "Turn Around" – 2:23
  4. "Go Away from My Window" – 3:09
  5. "Delia's Gone" – 4:34
  6. "Walkin' on the Green Grass" – 3:22


  • Harry Belafonte – vocals
  • Bob Corman – arranger, conductor ("I Never Will Marry", "Bella Rosa", "All My Trials", "Green Grow the Lilacs", "Times are Gettin' Hard", "Delia's Gone", "Walkin' on the Green Grass")
  • Alan Greene – arranger, conductor ("Fifteen", "I'm Goin' Away", "Small One", "Turn Around", "Go Away From My Window")
  • Produced by Edward Welker
  • Cover Art by David Stone Martin
  • Liner-notes by Paul Ackerman


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (23 March 1959). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510.