The Glory of Gershwin

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The Glory of Gershwin
Larry Adler The Glory of Gershwin album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Larry Adler and others
ProducerGeorge Martin
Singles from The Glory of Gershwin
  1. "The Man I Love / Rhapsody in Blue (edit)"
    Released: 18 July 1994
  2. "It Ain't Necessarily So / I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise / The Gettysburgh Address (sic) Maxi-Single[1]"
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[2]

The Glory of Gershwin is a 1994 tribute album by various singers and performers in celebration of American musician Larry Adler's 80th birthday. Adler himself plays the harmonica on each of the songs, all of which are written by Adler's lifelong friends, George and Ira Gershwin, except where collaborators were involved and are indicated.

The album was produced by George Martin and peaked for three weeks at second place on the UK Albums Chart.[3] The song "The Man I Love", featuring Kate Bush, was released as a single and reached number 27 in the UK Singles Chart.[4]

Track listing[]

No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Summertime (DuBose & Dorothy Heyward)"Peter Gabriel3:50
2."Do What You Do (Gus Kahn)"Chris de Burgh3:36
3."Nice Work If You Can Get It"Sting3:02
4."They Can't Take That Away from Me"Lisa Stansfield3:17
5."Someone to Watch Over Me" / "Love Is Here to Stay"Elton John6:41
6."I've Got a Crush on You"Carly Simon3:36
7."But Not for Me"Elvis Costello5:04
8."It Ain't Necessarily So (DuBose & Dorothy Heyward)"Cher4:12
9."The Man I Love"Kate Bush3:20
10."How Long Has This Been Going On?"Jon Bon Jovi ft. Richie Sambora5:07
11."Embraceable You"Oleta Adams3:55
12."Bidin' My Time"Willard White3:31
13."My Man's Gone Now (DuBose & Dorothy Heyward)"Sinéad O'Connor3:38
14."I Got Rhythm"Robert Palmer3:55
15."Somebody Loves Me (Ballard MacDonald and Buddy DeSylva)"Meat Loaf4:15
16."I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise (Arthur Francis et Buddy DeSylva)"Issy Van Randwyck4:33
17."Summertime (DuBose & Dorothy Heyward)"Courtney Pine4:01
18."Rhapsody in Blue (Instrumental)"Larry Adler & George Martin8:28
  • The US version does not include the tracks by Chris de Burgh and Willard White.

Charts and certifications[]

Weekly charts[]

Chart (1994) Peak
on chart
UK Albums Chart[3] 2 22


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Gold 100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


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  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "The Glory of Gershwin - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b "the glory of gershwin - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  4. ^ "kate-bush - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  5. ^ "British album certifications – LARRY ADLER/VARIOUS – The Glory of Gershwin". British Phonographic Industry. August 1, 1994. Retrieved June 16, 2017.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Glory of Gershwin in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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