The Glory of Gershwin

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The Glory of Gershwin
Larry Adler The Glory of Gershwin album cover.jpg
Studio album by Larry Adler and others
Released 1994
Length 77:54
Label Mercury
Producer George Martin
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Glory of Gershwin is a 1994 tribute album by various singers and performers in celebration of American musician Larry Adler's 80th birthday. Adler himself plays the harmonica on each of the songs, all of which are written by George and Ira Gershwin, Adler's lifelong friends, and the album was produced by George Martin. The song "The Man I Love", featuring Kate Bush, was released as a single and reached number 27 in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Peter Gabriel - "Summertime" [3:50]
  2. Chris de Burgh - "Do What You Do" [3:36]
  3. Sting - "Nice Work If You Can Get It" [3:02]
  4. Lisa Stansfield - "They Can't Take That Away from Me" [3:17]
  5. Elton John - "Someone to Watch Over Me" / "Love Is Here to Stay" [6:41]
  6. Carly Simon - "I've Got a Crush on You" [3:36]
  7. Elvis Costello - "But Not for Me" [5:04]
  8. Cher - "It Ain't Necessarily So" [4:12]
  9. Kate Bush - "The Man I Love" [3:20]
  10. Jon Bon Jovi - "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (featuring Richie Sambora [5:07]
  11. Oleta Adams - "Embraceable You" [3:55]
  12. Willard White - "Bidin' My Time" [3:31]
  13. Sinéad O'Connor - "My Man's Gone Now" [3:38]
  14. Robert Palmer - "I Got Rhythm" [3:55]
  15. Meat Loaf - "Somebody Loves Me" [4:15]
  16. Issy Van Randwyck - "I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise" [4:33]
  17. Courtney Pine - "Summertime" [4:01]
  18. Larry Adler & George Martin - "Rhapsody in Blue" [8:28]


Chart Position
UK Albums Chart[3] 2