Product Code: SBP 473869
Artist: Johnny Mathis ‎
Origin: New Zealand
Label: CBS
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG+
Record: VG+
Genre: Pop , Vocal/Easy Listening U

Love Story

Nice clean vinyl with a smart gloss cover.

Love Story is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in February 1971 by Columbia Records[1] and included a recent Oscar nominee ("What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"), a flashback to 1967 ("Traces"), a new song by Bacharach & David ("Ten Times Forever More"), a lesser-known one by Goffin & King ("I Was There"), and two songs that originated in film scores from 1970 and had lyrics added later: the album closer, "Loss of Love", from Sunflower and the album opener from Love Story, which was subtitled "Where Do I Begin". The norm for Mathis projects from this era was to cover recent hits, and the title track of this one was so recent that the version by Andy Williams began a 13-week run to number nine on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart in February 1971, coinciding with the release of this LP.[4]

The Mathis recording of "Ten Times Forever More" was released as a single on January 21 of that year[5] and spent two weeks on Billboard magazine's Easy Listening chart in March that included a peak position at number 32.[6] The album's debut on the magazine's Top LP's chart was in the issue dated March 13 and led to a number 47 showing over the course of 18 weeks.[7]

Love Story was released for the first time on compact disc in 1995 as one of two albums on one CD, the other LP being his Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head album from 1970.[8