1974 Johnny Mathis – The Heart Of A Woman

The Heart of A Woman is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released on November 25, 1974, by Columbia Records and had mostly new material in that only three of the 10 songs had already been recorded by other artists.

The album made its first appearance on Billboard magazine’s Top LP’s & Tapes chart in the issue dated December 28, 1974, and remained there for seven weeks, peaking at number 139. It also began a two-week run on the UK album chart on April 5, 1975, during which time it made it to number 39.

The only song from the album that ever charted as a single by Mathis was “Sail on White Moon”, which entered Billboard’s list of the 50 most popular Easy Listening songs in the US in the issue of the magazine dated February 15, 1975, and peaked at number 35 during its five weeks there; however, the title track from the album was used in a commercial for Helena Rubinstein’s Courant perfume.

Tracks

1  Woman, Woman (Johnny Bristol) 3:13
2  Sail On White Moon (Johnny Bristol) 3:07
3  It\’S Gone (Johnny Bristol) 3:11
4  House For Sale (Eliot Tucker) 3:15
5  Feel Like Makin\’ Love (Lawrence Howard Brown; Oleg Lopatin) 3:35
6  Memories Don\’T Leave Like People Do (Eugene McDaniels) 4:19
7  Strangers In Dark Corners (Johnny Bristol; Jerry Butler; James Anthony Dean; John Glover) 3:45
8  Wendy (Johnny Bristol) 3:33
9  The Heart Of A Woman (Lowrell Simon; Richard Tufo) 2:52
10  The Way We Planned It (Lee Adams; Charles Strouse) 3:33

Media

Musicians

BassHenry Davis
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDennis Coffey
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarMichael Anthony
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PercussionGene Estes
PercussionJoe Clayton
VocalsJohnny Mathis

Liner Notes

Producer – Johnny Bristol (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Producer – Jerry Fuller (Track 10)
Arranged By – Paul Riser (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By – James C Barnett (Tracks 5, 9)
Arranged By – HB Barnum (Track 10)

Cover, Design – John Berg
Photography By – Richard Avedon

Recorded At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At – Devonshire Studios
Produced For – Jon Mat Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.