The Hottest Night of the Year
The Hottest Night of the Year is a studio album by Canadian country music artist Anne Murray. It was released by Capitol Records in 1982, the album reached #29 on Billboards Country albums chart and peaked at #90 on the Billboard Pop albums chart. Its US sales were estimated at approximately 200,000 copies, the albums first single, a cover of the 1961 Bruce Channel hit Hey. Baby was a U. S. country top-ten single, reaching number 7, both singles topped the Canadian Country singles charts. The Hottest Night of the Year –2,56 Fallin in Love –3,39 Somebodys Always Saying Goodbye –3,24 Easy Does It –3,40 Hey. Baby –2,32 Aint No Way to Rise Above –3,21 Heart on the Line –2,36 They Dont Call It Magic for Nothing –2,42 Thatll Keep Me Dreamin –2,43 Song for the Mira –4,05
Christmas Wishes (Anne Murray album)
Christmas Wishes is a seasonal studio album by Canadian country music artist Anne Murray. It was Annes first Holiday recording, released by Capitol Records in 1981, the disc peaked at #34 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. It stands as one of Annes biggest-selling career albums, earning platinum certification from the RIAA. At the time of its deletion, it had sold nearly 3 million US copies
Talk It Over in the Morning
Talk It Over in the Morning is the fifth studio album by Canadian singer Anne Murray, issued in 1971 on Capitol Records. The album peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and it was reissued in the UK in 1981 by the Music for Pleasure label with different album art but the same track listing. As singles, Talk it Over in the Morning and Cotton Jenny were both #1 hits in the Canadian country charts, let Me Be the One was released as the second single from the album in the UK with Destiny on the flip. Later in 1972 the single was reissued with Destiny as the A side, peaking at No.41 on the chart
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is a competent arranger, composer. The producer will liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects.
These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu
Beautiful (Carole King song)
Beautiful is a song written by Carole King that was first released on her 1971 award-winning album Tapestry. It has covered by other artists, such as Barbra Streisand and Richard Marx. It was used as the song of the 2014 Broadway musical Beautiful. According to King, she did not consciously attempt to write Beautiful and it stemmed from her realization while riding the New York City Subway that the way she perceived others reflected how she herself felt. Rolling Stone Magazine critic Jon Landau describes Beautiful as an uptempo song, the lyrics reflect themes present throughout the Tapestry album, such as the importance of self-esteem and positive outlook. Within the song, beauty is defined not as an outward appearance. In the verses of the song, the singer sings about the people she sees around her. The message is emphasized by setting the verses in a key and to a straightforward rhythm. The refrain, describes the need for optimism and self-esteem in order to be successful, instrumentation for Beautiful includes King playing piano and synthesizer, Charles Larkey on bass guitar, Joel OBrien on drums and Danny Kortchmar on conga drums.
Rolling Stone Album Guide critic Mark Coleman states that Kings performance rescues Beautiful from the deep end. A live version of Beautiful was included on Kings 1994 album In Concert, another live version, recorded on June 18,1971 at Carnegie Hall, was released on Kings 1996 album Carnegie Hall Concert, June 18,1971. Another live version was included on the 2007 album Welcome to My Living Room, the studio version was included on the 2007 compilation album The Best of Carole King. Barbra Streisand covered Beautiful as the track of her 1971 album Barbra Joan Streisand. Anne Murray recorded Beautiful for her 1972 album release Annie, Richard Marx covered Beautiful on the 1995 tribute album Tapestry Revisited, A Tribute to Carole King. Allmusic critic William Ruhlmann described Marxs version as one of the best covers on the album, Beautiful has been covered by Julie Conant and by The Overtures. And, more recently, by Jonathan Rayson on his 2006 album Shiny, Beautiful is part of the soundtrack for the Broadway musical Beautiful, The Carole King Musical.
It is sung in Act 2 by the actress portraying Carole King, on its opening night on Broadway, it was sung by Jessie Mueller. The song is included on the Broadway Cast Album of the musical
Heart over Mind (Anne Murray album)
Heart Over Mind is a studio album by Canadian Country artist Anne Murray. It was released by Capitol Records in 1984, the album peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The discs first 45, Nobody Loves Me Like You Do, Country singles chart and went Top 10 on Billboards Adult Contemporary chart. The follow-up single, Time Dont Run Out on Me, reached #2 Country, both singles topped the Canadian Country singles chart
What About Me (Anne Murray album)
What About Me is the debut studio album by Anne Murray issued in 1968 on Arc Records. Upon its release, the album was issued in Canada. The album was reissued in Europe on the Astan label under the title Both Sides Now after original title track What About Me was dropped from the album, Both Sides Now is the well known Joni Mitchell song covered on the album. Other versions of the album kept the title Both Sides Now, in 1980, Chevron Records released an album with the same title but with a different cover art and slightly different track listing. There were only 10 tracks with For Baby missing