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Love Songs


CD: Columbia/Legacy CK 87149 (USA)
CD: Columbia/Legacy COL 510712 2 (Austria)

About This Album

This compilation was first released in the USA on January 14, 2003. It was subsequently released in other countries, including Austria.

Compilation Produced by Didier C. Deutsch and Darcy M. Proper
Mastered by Darcy M. Proper at Sony Music Studios, New York, NY
Legacy A&R: Steve Berkowitz
Product Director: Joy Gilbert Mondried
A&R Coordination: Patti Matheny, Darren Salmieri and Kyle Wofford
Art Direction: Howard Fritzson
Design: Margery Greenspan
Packaging Manager: Triana D'Orazio
Tape Research: Stacey Boyle and Omar Carrasquilla
Photos by Michael Ochs Archives

Tracks #1, 3, 5-7, 9-11, 13, 14, 16 recorded in Hollywood, CA
Tracks #2, 4, 8, 12, 15 recorded at CBS 30th Street Studios, New York, NY

Love can be expressed in many ways, but none can match the exuberance and exhilaration that have found a musical echo in Ray Conniff's legendary happy beat. This Love Songs compilation finds maestro Conniff, his orchestra and his singers exploring the many joyful moods of love everlasting, interspersed with a few more romantic moments. With Ray and his singers around to spread the joy, the moods couldn't be livelier and lovelier.

1. Somewhere My Love(2:27)
—M. Jarre—P.F. Webster—
From the MGM filmDoctor Zhivago
Produced by Enie Altschuler
From Somewhere My Love, released 1966

9. This Is My Song (2:37)
—C. Chaplin—
From the Universal film A Countess From Hong Kong
Produced by Jack Gold
From This Is My Song, released 1967
2. I'm In The Mood For Love (2:26)
—J. McHugh—D. Fields—
Produced by Al Ham
From Young At Heart, released 1960
10. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing(2:26)
—S. Fain—P.F. Webster—
Produced by Ernie Altschuler
From Love Affair, released 1965
3. The Look Of Love(3:01)
—B. Bacharach—H. David—
From the Columbia filmCasino Royale
Produced by Jack Gold
From Honey, released 1968
11. You Light Up My Life (2:48)
—J. Brookes—
Produced by L. Russell Brown
From Ray Conniff Plays The Bee Gees & Other Great Hits, released 1979
4. The Way You Look Tonight (3:06)
—J. Kern—D. Fields—
Produced by George Avakian
From 'S Marvelous,released 1957
12. I've Got You Under My Skin (3:02)
—C. Porter—
Produced by Al Ham
From Say It With Music, released 1960
5. A Time For Us (3:25)
—N. Rota—E. Snyder—L. Kusik
From the Paramount filmRomeo And Julet
Produced by Jack Gold
From Jean, released 1969
13. Where Do I Begin (2:59)
—F. Lai—C. Sigman—
From the Paramount film, Love Story 
Produced by Jack Gold
From Love Story, released 1971
6. Just The Way You Are (2:55)
—B. Joel—
Produced by L. Russell Brown
From Ray Conniff Plays The Bee Gees & Other Great Hits, released 1979
14. This Guy's In Love With You (3:21)
—B. Bacharach—H. David—
Produced by Jack Gold
From Turn Around Look At Me, released 1968
7. Speak Softly Love(2:30)
—N. Rota—L. Kusik—
From the Paramount filmThe Godfather
Produced by Snuff Garrett
From Love Theme From The Godfatherreleased 1972
15. It Had To Be You(2:48)
—I. Jones—G. Kahn—
Produced by Mitch Miller
From 'S Awful Nice, released 1958
8. Memories Are Made Of This (2:31)
—T. Gilkyson—F. Miller—R. Dehr—
Produced by Al Ham
From Memories Are Made Of This, released 1960
16. Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus (Love At First Sight) (2:41)
—S. Gainsbourg—
Produced by Jack Gold, released 1969

Note: the album details mistakenly list The Look Of Love (and the album Honey) as being released in 1960. It has been corrected above to show the actual release year of 1968. Also, Ray Conniff Plays The Bee Gees was recorded in 1978 although it was not released until 1979.

Doug's comments

For the first time, Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus has been released in stereo on compact disc. It has appeared on several CDs, Lps, and on a 45rpm single in mono only. The stereo version had only previously been released to radio stations.