A budget-priced 10-track collection of favorites from Ron Holden. All original recordings.
1.Love You So
3.True Love Can Be
4.Gee, But I'm Lonesome
5.Everything's Gonna Be Alright
6.Let No One Tell You
8.Your Line Is Busy
10.Do I Have the Right
Includes original release liner notes by Ron Holden.
All songs written or co-written by Ron Holden except "Gee, But I'm Lonesome" (Bruce Johnston).
Ron Holden's "Love You So" is a mesmerizing, metronomic record that Brian Eno might have consulted while composing Another Green World's "Golden Hours." Bob Keane of Del-Fi Records purchased the "Love You So" master and released it nationally on his Donna subsidiary in 1960, yielding a Top Ten pop hit. Holden's album of the same name contains "Love You So" and its B-side, "My Babe," as well as "Gee, But I'm Lonesome," a follow-up single that "bubbled under" Billboard's Top 100. Future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston, with nary a trace of his later surf 'n' sand predilections, wrote or co-wrote every song on Love You So with the exception of the two sides of Holden's first Donna single. The songs include straight-ahead rockers ("My Babe," "Your Line Is Busy"), pop ballads (the lovely "Let No One Tell You"), and a pair of "Love You So" clones that make use of the same herky-jerky rhythm and minimalist woodblock percussion. [Del-Fi reissued Love You So on CD in 1994 with the first five songs appearing in stereo.] ~ Greg Adams