Track 24 Originally released as Columbia Single 4-45399 in 1971
Track 25 Originally Released as Columbia Singls 4-45279 in 1970
Tracks 12 & 26: Unreleased Bonus Tracks
Released: March 14, 2006
Originally Released: 2005
Label: Collectables Records
Original Album #1: Columbia CS 9800 (1969)
Original Album #2: Columbia C 31105 (1971)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A CD reissue of two classic Peter Nero albums, originally released on the Columbia label in 1969 and 1971. "Summer of '42" hit #23 on the Billbaord Pop Alubms chart, and the title track went as high as Top 25 on the Billbaord Pop Singles chart and peaked at #6 on the Adult Contemporary chart. "Lonely As I Leave You" and "Never Can Say Goodbye" are both previously unreleased tracks, and both "Theme From Jesus Christ Superstar" and "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" were previously only available as Columbia singles.
1.For Once In My Life
4.Scarborough Fair / Canticle
5.Rain In My Heart
6.I Love How You Love Me
7.I've Gotta Be Me (From The Musical "Golden Rainbow")
8.Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (Variations On The Theme)
10.Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (All I Need Is Time)
11.I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
12.Lonely As I Leave You (Previously Unreleased)
13.Theme From "Summer Of '42"
15.(They Long To Be) Close To You
16.How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?
17.You've Got A Friend
18.Go Away Little Girl
19.For All We Know
20.Make It With You
21.We've Only Just Begun
22.Theme From "Love Story"
23.Never My Love
24.Theme From "Jesus Christ, Superstar" (A Rock Opera) (Bonus Track)
25.El Condor Pasa (If I Could) (Single Version) (Bonus Track)
26.Never Can Say Goodbye (Previously Unreleased)
2 LPs on 1 CD: I'VE GOTTA BE ME (1969)/SUMMER OF '42 (1971).
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out-of-print LPs by easy listening artist Peter Nero: I've Gotta Be Me and Summer of '42, originally issued in 1969 and 1970. These 26 remastered tracks find the pianist interpreting hits of the era including "Hey Jude," "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Never My Love," "Make It with You" and "You've Got a Friend." This is an enjoyable but nonessential reissue chosen from Peter Nero's wealth of back catalog. ~ Al Campbell