- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
"Corazon" represents all the elements of a great Faith album; interesting compositions, fine performances, and the best of the new songs while including some that he could have recorded years before. There's nostalgia along with hard-driving pop tunes. Faith was excited about "My Love" as he felt some of the new tunes, such as Stevie Wonder's "You Are The Sunshine Of My Live" were every bit as excellent as the "standards" that he had recorded years ago. (Bill Halvorsen)
- 2.Beautiful Obsession
- 3.Enter The Dragon
- 4.Someone Who Cares
- 5.Our Love
- 6.Vado Via
- 7.Crunchy Granola Suite
- 8.My Heart Cries For You
- 9.Pata Pata
- 10.When I Fall In Love
- 11.First Light
- 12.My Love
- 13.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
- 16.The Twelfth Of Never
- 18.Pillow Talk
- 19.And I Love Her So
- 20.The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
- 21.Killing Me Softly With Her Song
- 22.Viva Vivaldi
2 LPs on 1 CD: CORAZON (1973)/MY LOVE (1973).
Originally released on Columbia.
Adapter: Percy Faith.
Personnel: Percy Faith (piano); Pete Christlieb (tenor saxophone); Bill Mays (electric piano, organ); Clark Gassman (electric piano).
Audio Mixer: Ed Barton .
Liner Note Authors: Mark Marymont; Irving Townsend.
Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Unknown Contributor Role: McGowan.
Arranger: Percy Faith.
This discount-priced two-fer combines two Percy Faith albums originally released in 1973, sequenced in reverse chronological order. Nine of the 11 tracks making up My Love (numbers 12-22 here) were Faith interpretations of pop hits from the first half of 1973, including songs associated with Paul McCartney, Roberta Flack, and the Carpenters. My Love was the first Faith album in many years to earn no chart recognition at all; by the early '70s, there were enough soft rockers out there that his brand of easy listening music no longer serviced an audience looking for more palatable arrangements of the hits they were hearing on the radio. And when he tried his hand at something more up-tempo, such as Paul Simon's "Kodachrome," the results could be laughable. My Love, though, was at least consistent. CorazĒn (tracks 1-11 here), which followed it, drew from each of Faith's several approaches to record-making over the years, including pop hits like the Carole King-penned title track, movie themes (Lalo Schifrin's "Enter the Dragon"), foreign imports ("Vado Via"), remakes of old Faith songs ("My Heart Cries for You"), and even jazz (Freddie Hubbard's "First Light"). The album didn't work at the time -- CorazĒn did not restore Faith on the charts -- and nearly 30 years later it sounds random as a collection of tracks, which means that the two-fer seems to meander for its first half, then comes into focus as a restatement of early-'70s pop in its second half. ~ William Ruhlmann