two original albums, including four UK Top 10 hits: ‘I’m Gonna Be Strong’, ‘I
Must Be Seeing Things’, ‘Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love’, ‘Just One Smile’ plus
the LP version of ‘That Girl Belongs To Yesterday’ and bonus tracks.
features the original Musicor album sleeves and updated liner notes by Pitney
authority Roger Dopson.
sound quality throughout.
GENE PITNEY was
one of the most prolific and successful international artists of the 1960s,
releasing some twenty-five albums (plus a further dozen or so "Greatest Hits”
sets) and around thirty-five singles.
In the 1990s,
Sequel Records paired up Gene’s original LPs as 2-on-1s, plus bonus tracks and
all mastered from first-generation tapes.
Pitney himself was delighted with the results. Sadly Gene died in 2006
whilst touring the UK, by which time these 2-on-1s had long been deleted. However, thanks to RPM, these well-regarded
compilations are once again available.
November 1964, Gene’s fifth album It
Hurts To Be In Love was retitled for
the British market as I’m Gonna Be Strong
after the single which was then a hit and would peak at No.2 The UK LP also
included ‘I’m Gonna Find Myself A Girl’ which
had been withdrawn as a single in the US and likewise omitted from It Hurts...
I Must Be Seeing Things was released
in July 1965, its UK counterpart was titled after Gene’s latest Top 5 hit
‘Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love’. Again,
there were track variations: ‘If I Never
Get To Love You’ replaced ‘There’s No
Living Without Your Loving’ on the UK pressing, and a UK EP included
an extra in ‘The Rising Tide Of
Love’. These two recordings, together with ‘Last Chance To Turn Around’ (US
No.13), are included here.
Release Date: 27/05/2013