Original Album #1: Columbia Records CS 8024 (1958)
Original Album #2: Columbia Records CS 8119 (1959)
Description by OLDIES.com:
"Torchin'" is a collection of twelve "torch songs" that Frankie Laine recorded for Columbia in 1958. "You Are My Love" was one of Laine's "theme albums" - on the album's original cover he's seen embracing his wife Nan Gray. Both albums features arrangements by, and orchestras under the direction of, Frank Comstock.
1.A Cottage For Sale
3.I Cover The Waterfront
4.Here Lies Love
6.Midnight On A Rainy Monday
7.I Get Along Without You Very Well
8.It's The Talk Of The Town
9.These Foolish Things
10.I Got It Bad
11.It Only Happens Once
12.Body And Soul
13.You Are My Love
14.I Married An Angel
17.My Kind Of Woman
18.Side By Side
19.The Touch Of Your Lips
21.To My Wife
22.Try A Little Tenderness
23.I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
24.We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
2 LPs on 1 CD: TORCHIN' (1958)/YOU ARE MY LOVE (1959).
Originally released on Columbia.
Recording information: 05/05/1958-08/22/1958.
This two-fer CD combines Frankie Laine's 1960 album, Torchin', with You Are My Love, released the following year. These LPs were originally released on Columbia Records and had been out of print until reissued in 2003 on Collectables. This pleasant set includes the Frank Comstock Orchestra backing Laine on standards like "A Cottage for Sale," "Body and Soul," "I Married an Angel," and "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)." Those who appreciate easy listening music should find this a welcome addition to their collections. ~ Al Campbell