"The Songs I Love" was produced by Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore, the RCA team responsible for the Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," Little Peggy March's "I Will Follow" and Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love." It hit #59 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart when originally released in 1963 -- and "Seattle" hit #93 when released in 1969.
1.Happiness Comes, Happiness Goes
2.Nobody But You
5.Beady Eyed Buzzard
6.Hearts Will Be Hearts
7.That's All This Old World Needs
10.Deep In Your Heart
12.The Songs I Love
13.I Left My Heart In San Francisco
14.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
15.Slightly Out Of Tune (Desafinado)
16.This Is All I Ask
17.The Hawaiian Wedding Song
18.Days Of Wine And Roses
20.My Coloring Book
21.I Wanna Be Around
22.When I Lost You
23.What Kind Of Fool Am I?
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2 LPs on 1 CD: SEATTLE (1969)/THE SONGS I LOVE (1963).
Liner Note Author: Hugo & Luigi.
Recording information: Nashville, TN (03/18/1963-08/22/1968); RCA's Studios A & B, New York, NY (03/18/1963-08/22/1968); Webster Hall, New York, NY (03/18/1963-08/22/1968).
This two-fer combines Perry Como's 1963 album The Songs I Love with Seattle, released six years later. Como's voice is, as always, in excellent shape, although the arrangements for these sessions are pretty diverse. Songs I Love features pleasant standards such as "Days of Wine and Roses," "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)," and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Seattle, on the other hand, is an attempt to make Como's sound a bit hipper in a 1969 sort of way. The title track is the same tune made popular at the time by teen idol Bobby Sherman and was used as the theme song to the TV show Here Come the Brides in which Sherman starred. ~ Al Campbell