We've Only Just Begun
About This Album
Produced by Jack Gold
Sound Supervision by Bob Ballard
Engineering: Jack Lattig, Bob Breault and Jerry Hochman
The real test of anything special is its ability to survive and flourish. Ray Conniff and his music have endured over many years and his popularity is greater than ever before. One of the reasons for this is the Conniff ability to grow with the times. In this album we are treated to the marvelous Conniff singers with their precisioned cadences, the imaginative and satisfying fills and swells of the Conniff arrangements, and the percussion and rhythm track of today's contemporary sounds.
Be sure to notice the fun-filled What Have They Done To My Song, Ma?, the tender and youthful They Long To Be Close To You and the jazz-tingled You've Made Me So Very Happy. Ray is playing trombone on Let It Be and singing on Everybody Knows (which he wrote).
The same Conniff enthusiasm that makes him so successful in music has poured over into another area. Ray is pictured here with the racing car he pilots when he is not in the studio. He drove this Ford Bronco in the 1970 Baja 1000, the annual Mexican off-road race.
By the way, that is Ray's beautiful wife, Vera, on the cover. He is very enthusiastic about her too. — Jack Gold