Softly (album)

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Softly
Softly (The Sandpipers album) cover.jpg
Studio album by The Sandpipers
Released August 1968
Genre Pop/Rock
Label A&M SP-4147
Producer Tommy LiPuma
The Sandpipers chronology
Misty Roses
(1967)
Softly
(1968)
Spanish Album
(1969)

Softly was an LP album featuring The Sandpipers, released by A&M Records in August, 1968. The album reached #180 on the Billboard chart. Two singles from the album charted in the top 40 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart: "Quando M'Innamoro" at #16 and the title track at #39.

The album was the first Sandpipers album to be issued in stereo only and not in monaural form in the United States; the catalog numbers were SP-4147 in the US and AML-918 in the United Kingdom. Other international releases included Canada (A&M SP-4147), Germany (A&M 212 043), and Taiwan (Thia Sun KHS-4199).

Track listing[edit]

  1. Softly (Gordon Lightfoot) 2:30
  2. Find a Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin) 2:04
  3. Back on the Street Again (Steve Gillette) 1:55
  4. Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu) (Brian Blackburn/André Popp/Pierre Cour) 1:55
  5. Canción De Amor (Wanderlove) (Mason Williams/C. Mapel) 3:45
  6. Quando M'Innamoro (Roberto Livraghi/Daniele Pace/Mario Panzeri) 3:05
  7. Jennifer Juniper (Donovan Leitch) 2:40
  8. All My Loving (Lennon–McCartney)
  9. Ojos De España (Spanish Eyes) (Bert Kaempfert/Eddie Snyder/Charlie Singleton)
  10. To Put Up With You (Paul Williams/Roger Nichols) 2:45
  11. Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) 4:35
  12. Gloria Patri (Gregorian Psalm Tone III) 0:21

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Tommy LiPuma
  • Arrangers: Bob Thompson, Nick DeCaro
  • Recording Engineer: Henry Lewy
  • Mixing Engineer: Dick Bogert
  • Album Design: Corporate Head
  • Art Director: Tom Wilkes
  • Photography: Guy Webster

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