People (Johnny Mathis album)

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People is a compilation album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released in the summer of 1969 by Columbia Records at the same time as another Mathis compilation, The Impossible Dream.[3] Both releases include ten tracks from albums that he recorded during his time with Mercury Records between 1963 and 1967.

The People compilation peaked at number 192 during its two weeks on Billboard magazine's Top LPs chart in September 1969.[4]

People and The Impossible Dream were released for the first time on compact disc on June 9, 2009, as two albums on one CD.[2]

Track listing[]

Side one[]

  1. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) – 4:19
  2. "More" from Mondo Cane (Norman Newell, Nino Oliviero, Riz Ortolani) – 2:56
  3. "The Shadow of Your Smile" from The Sandpiper (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) – 3:03
    • rec. 1/12/66 for the album The Shadow of Your Smile, rel. 3/66[1]
  4. "Elusive Butterfly" (Bob Lind) – 2:09
    • rec. 5/31/66 for the album So Nice, rel. 9/16/66[1]
  5. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prevert) – 3:45

Side two[]

  1. "A Wonderful Day Like Today" from The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 2:42
    • rec. 5/6/65 for the album The Sweetheart Tree, rel. 9/30/65[1]
  2. "Laura" from Laura (David Raksin, Johnny Mercer) - 4:38
    • rec. in 1963 for the album Tender Is the Night, rel. 1/23/64[1]
  3. "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) – 2:26
    • rec. 1/13/66 for the album The Shadow of Your Smile, rel. 3/66[1]
  4. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 2:39
    • rec. 5/31/66 for the album So Nice, rel. 9/16/66[1]
  5. "People" from Funny Girl (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 3:08


  • Johnny Mathis – vocals; producer (except as noted)[1]
  • Al Ham – producer ("People")[1]
  • Norman Newell – producer ("Autumn Leaves", "A Wonderful Day Like Today")[1]
  • Don Riebert – producer ("Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)", "The Shadow of Your Smile")[1]
  • Linda Solomon – liner notes[5]
  • Frank Bez – photography[5]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p (2014) The Complete Global Albums Collection by Johnny Mathis [CD booklet]. New York: Sony Music Entertainment 88843091432.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b "People/The Impossible Dream - Johnny Mathis". All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b "Album Reviews". Billboard. 1969-08-09. p. 68.
  4. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 503.
  5. ^ Jump up to: a b (1969) People by Johnny Mathis [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records CS 9871.


  • Whitburn, Joel (2010), Joel Whitburn Presents Top Pop Albums, Seventh Edition, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-183-7
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