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Johnny Mathis - That's What Friends Are For (2003)

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Pop | Easy Listening | Oldies | FLAC / APE

Title: That's What Friends Are For
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Columbia/Legacy
Genre: Pop, Oldies, Easy Listening
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 47:23 min
Total Size: 295 MB


1. You're All I Need To Get By 2:40
2. Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 3:39
3. You're A Special Part Of My Life 2:56
4. Ready Or Not 2:50
5. Me For You, You For Me 3:12
6. Heaven Must Have Sent You 3:22
7. Just The Way You Are 3:43
8. That's What Friends Are For 3:27
9. I Just Can't Get Over You 4:11
10. Touching Me With Love 2:30

The 1978 duet album That's What Friends Are For was far more of a highlight in Deniece Williams' career than it was in Johnny Mathis'. Nonetheless, it's well-done, lightly likable late-1970s adult contemporary R&B music, the two sparring sweetly and respectfully on upbeat, radio-friendly, easy listening soul tunes and romantic ballads. Gene Page's arrangements are pretty (and effectively) understated for the genre, and though the record doesn't boast any heavyweight classics, it did land a small hit with their cover of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "You're All I Need to Get By." The 2003 CD reissue adds four bonus tracks, including their 1978 Number One hit "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late"; its B-side, a cover of Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb's "Emotion"; "Love Won't Let Me Wait," a Mathis-Williams duet from Mathis' 1984 album A Special Part of Me; and the previously unreleased "Without Us," the theme for the TV series Family Ties.

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