Torn Between Two Lovers (album)

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Torn Between Two Lovers
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Studio album by
Released1976
RecordedMuscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama
LabelAriola America
ProducerPeter Yarrow, Barry Beckett
Mary MacGregor chronology
Torn Between Two Lovers
(1976)
...In Your Eyes
(1978)

Torn Between Two Lovers is the debut album by Mary MacGregor. It was produced and partly written by Peter Yarrow, and released in 1976.

Release and promotion[edit]

The album was released in 1976 and reached the number 17 position on the Billboard 200 chart. Three singles were released in promotion of the album, all reaching both the Country singles and Hot 100 pop charts. The title track was a number-one hit on the pop and adult contemporary charts.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewing in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), Robert Christgau gave the record a "C" and said, "I consider it significant that Peter Yarrow's first commercial success of the decade is an Olivia Newton-John substitute, albeit one who's willing to admit she fucks around."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Mama" (Stephen Ferguson)
  2. "This Girl (Has Turned Into a Woman)" (Peter Yarrow, Mary MacGregor)
  3. "Good Together" (Gretta Larson)
  4. "It's Too Soon (To Let Our Love End)" (Jim Salestrom)
  5. "Why Did You Wait (To Tell Me)" (Peter Yarrow)

Side two

  1. "The Lady I Am" (Gretta Larson)
  2. "For a While" (Peter Yarrow, Kevin Hunter)
  3. "I Just Want to Love You" (Randy Sharp)
  4. "Take Your Love Away" (Randy Sharp)
  5. "Torn Between Two Lovers" (Phil Jarrell, Peter Yarrow)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 17
U.S. Country Albums 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor : Awards". AllMusic. n.d. Archived from the original on March 2, 2019. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 2, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.

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