Today (Perry Como album)

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Studio album by Perry Como
Released 1987
Recorded February 2, 3, 1987
Genre Vocal
Label RCA Records
Producer Mike Berniker & Nick Perito
Perry Como chronology
Perry Como, So It Goes / Goodbye for Now
(1983)Perry Como, So It Goes / Goodbye for Now1983
Perry Como's Christmas Concert
(1994)Perry Como's Christmas Concert1994

Today was Perry Como's 29th and final album for RCA Records and of his 50-year music career.[1][2][3] This is also the penultimate recording ever made by Perry Como, the last being for a Christmas special in 1994. This album is also significant in that it was the first and only album of Como's career to be released contemporaneously in both vinyl LP format and compact disc.

The song "Wind Beneath My Wings", recorded for the album in 1987, two years before it was a hit for Bette Midler. It was meant to be somewhat autobiographical. Como also sang this song some 5 years earlier as a tribute to Como's idol, Bing Crosby. Como wanted to release the song as a single, but the RCA refused.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[4]

  1. "Making Love To You" (Music by Sammy Cahn)
  2. "Sing Along With Me" (Music by Nick Perito and lyrics by Dee Williams)
  3. "Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You" (Music by Michael Masser and lyrics by Gerry Goffin)
  4. "Butterfly" (Music by L. Russell Brown and lyrics by Irwin Levine)
  5. "Bless the Beasts and the Children" (Words and Music by Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr)
  6. "That's What Friends Are For" (Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager)

Side Two[4]

  1. "The Wind Beneath My Wings" (Words and Music by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar)
  2. "I'm Dreaming of Hawaii" (Music by Nick Perito and lyrics by Jennifer L. Perito and Dick Williams)
  3. "Do You Remember Me" (Music by Nick Perito and lyrics by Richard B. Matheson)
  4. "My Heart Stood Still" (Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart)
  5. "You're Nearer" (Music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart)
  6. "The Best of Times" (Words and Music by Jerry Herman)


  1. ^ Campbell, Mary (12 October 1987). "In fourth quarter, the game's still fun". Spokane Chronicle. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Today-track listing". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Today-credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Today". Kokomo. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 

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