The Wonder of You (The Sandpipers album)

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The Wonder of You
The Wonder of You (The Sandpipers album) cover.jpg
Studio album by The Sandpipers
Released May 1969
Genre Pop/Rock
Label A&M SP 4180 (United States)/AMLS 935 (UK)
The Sandpipers chronology
Spanish Album
(1969)
The Wonder of You
(1969)
Greatest Hits
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

The Wonder of You was an LP album featuring The Sandpipers, released by A&M Records in May 1969 with catalog number SP 4180. The album was released by A&M in the United Kingdom with the title Kumbaya and catalog number AMLS 935. Other international releases included Australia (World Record Club R02377, different cover), Canada (A&M SP-4180), Germany (A&M 212 066), and Mexico (A&M AML/S-1024, titled La Maravilloso De Ti).

The May 3, 1969 issue of Billboard reviewed the LP saying, "This album, with the persuasive rhythm of the Sandpipers' singing, is definitive of easy listening at its best. The popular trio's material is no small part of the LP's success, and includes their current single, "The Wonder of You," their not to be imitated version of "Let Go," the Oscar-winning "Windmills of Your Mind," and the much recorded "Yellow Days." Credit producer Allen Stanton and arranger Nick DeCaro for a job very well done."

The album reached #194 on the Billboard charts. Two singles from the album made the charts: "Let Go" at #36 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and "Kumbaya" at #38 on the UK singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let Go" (Norman Gimbel/Baden Powell) 3:21
  2. "That Night (Theme from The Fox)" (Norman Gimbel/Lalo Schifrin) 3:12
  3. "Wave" (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 2:32
  4. "Yellow Days" (Alan Bernstein/Álvaro Carrillo) 3:03
  5. "Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (The More I Love You)" (Herrero/Ornelas/Ibarra) 3:08
  6. "Pretty Flamingo" (Mark Barkan) 2:38
  7. "The Wonder of You" (Baker Knight) 2:39
  8. "Temptation" (Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed) 2:58
  9. "The Windmills of Your Mind (Theme from The Thomas Crown Affair)" (Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman/Michel Legrand) 2:48
  10. "If I Were the Man" (Jimmie Rodgers) 2:59
  11. "Kumbaya" (Traditional) 2:43

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Allen Stanton
  • Arranger: Nick DeCaro
  • Engineer: Dick Bogert
  • Art Direction/Cover Photography: Tom Wilkes
  • Album Notes: Derek Taylor

Reissue[edit]

The album was combined with Misty Roses in a 2006 CD release by Collectors' Choice Music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review