Johnny Mathis Box Set Out In November
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:30:00
Johnny Mathis' near 60-year tenure as a core artist at Columbia Records was only interrupted once, when he founded his own production company, Global Records, for a four-year stay at Mercury Records from 1963 to 1967.
His entire album output for that label —virtually every title rare and out-of-print for decades— is brought back into full focus with the release of the deluxe box set, The Complete Global Albums Collection.
The box set is amazing! It's a 13-CD clamshell-design package, with personal album-by-album annotations by Johnny Mathis himself. It will be available every¬where on November 18 through Columbia/Legacy.
During the course of his Global/Mercury period, Johnny released 10 individual LPs, all of which have been digitally remastered for this new box set:
• The Sounds of Christmas (1963)
• Tender Is The Night (1964)
• The Wonderful World of Make-Believe (1964)
• This Is Love (1964)
• Ole (1965)
• Love Is Everything (1965)
• The Sweetheart Tree (international edition, aka Away From Home, 1965)
• The Shadow of Your Smile (1966)
• So Nice (1966)
• Johnny Mathis Sings (1967)
In addition to these titles, the collection will contain two more volumes of material of essential interest to Mathis collectors and completists:
• Broadway (a "lost" album largely consisting entirely of previously unreleased covers of Broadway show tunes, recorded 1964-1965)
• The Global Singles and Unreleased (two CDs of non-album singles and unreleased songs)
What is your favorite Johnny Mathis song?