1978 Lynda Carter – Portrait

Portrait is the first album by the American actress Lynda Carter. It was released in 1978 on vinyl LP, 8-track and cassette as well as a limited edition picture LP. Carter co-wrote three of the songs: “Want to Get Beside You,” “Fantasy Man” and “Toto (Don’t It Feel Like Paradise)”. The album also included the cover songs “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel and “Just One Look” by Doris Troy. Promotional singles were released for “All Night Song” and “Toto (Don’t It Feel Like Paradise).”

Two of the songs were featured in and performed by Carter’s character, Diana Prince in the 1979 Wonder Woman episode, “Amazon Hot Wax”: “Want to Get Beside You” and “Toto (Don’t It Feel Like Paradise)”. The latter song makes mention of several elements from the Wizard of Oz stories, and quotes dialogue from the 1939 film.

Portrait was issued on CD by Wounded Bird Records in 2013 with two previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Carter did not release another album for over 30 years due to being a semiprofessional singer. Her second album, At Last, is a jazz and blues standards album and was released in June 2009.

Tracks

1 All Night Song 4:47
2 She’s Always A Woman 3:13
3
Tumbledown Love 4:45
4 Just One Look 2:36
5 Fantasy Man 4:47
6 Lines 4:21
7 Want To Get Beside You 4:08
8 You’re The Only One Who Understands 4:23
9 Put On A Show 3:44
10 Toto (Don’t It Feel Like Paradise) 3:33

Musicians

Bass Colin Cameron
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Guitar Art Munson
Guitar Clark Garman
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Horns Tom Saviano
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Bob Siller
Background Vocals Chuck Smith
Background Vocals Donald Dunn
Background Vocals Jeanie Arnold Saviano
Background Vocals Eric Howard
Background Vocals Wendy Haas
Background Vocals The Faragher Brothers