Monday, June 27, 2016

Johnny Mathis - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (1970)

Johnny Mathis - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (did not chart). Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Produced by Robert Mersey. 45: "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"/"Love Theme from 'Romeo and Juliet' (A Time for Us)" (Columbia 1970). LP: Johnny Mathis Sings the Music of Kaempfert & Bacharach (Columbia (1970).

This double LP paired up a previously-released UK Bert Kaempfert tribute with a collection of Burt Bacharach renditions from previous Columbia LPs. (Too bad the title "Johnny Sings Bert and Burt" didn't make the cut.) Mathis had also recorded a number of Bacharach tunes for the Mercury label, none of which appear on this. With its minimalist arrangement built around a nylon string guitar and that familiar big-room echo on his voice, Mathis's version of Dionne Warwick's Top Ten hit from 1969 also showcased the song well, but it never charted.

Johnny Mathis - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"

See also: A KMPC Playlist circa 1971

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