The Dreams of Johnny Mercer

The Dreams of Johnny Mercer

by Monica ManciniMonica Mancini


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Vocalist Monica Mancini follows up her chart-topping self-titled debut with an outstanding collection of 12 songs written by one of America's greatest songwriters, Johnny Mercer. The Dreams of Johnny Mercer features the stunning vocalist performing seven songs with previously unpublished lyrics written by Mercer with great new music by Barry Manilow. Great American Songbook standards like an Italian version of "It Had Better Be Tonight," one of many Mercer and Henry Mancini collaborations, and the guest appearance of Alvin Chea, the bass singer of Take 6, on an excellent a cappella arrangement of "Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive" adds to the beauty of this insightful and intimate collection of songs. The lush orchestral arrangements by Patrick Williams, Randy Waldman, and David Torres on "Just Remember," "At Last," and "Love Is Where You Find It" unfold to provide a layer of musical precision that expand the lovely, warm, and supple vocals of Mancini. Her voice is irresistible and her mastery of these melodies is a sure sign that she feels what she is singing. The Dreams of Johnny Mercer are sung with tender passion in a voice that tells their innermost stories.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/10/2000
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431493723
catalogNumber: 4937
Rank: 53429

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Monica Mancini   Primary Artist,Vocals
Robert Adcock   Celli
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Darius Campo   Violin
Alvin Chea   Vocals
Earl Dumler   English Horn
Assa Drori   Violin
Juliann French   Violin
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Endre Granat   Concert Master
Gwen Heller   Violin
Munyungo Jackson   Percussion
Armen Ksadjikian   Celli
Michael Lang   Piano
Sal Lozano   Flute
Warren Luening   Flugelhorn
Dean Parks   Guitar
Michito Sánchez   Bongos,Conga
Bob Sanov   Violin
David Stenske   Violin
David Torres   Piano
Cecilia Tsan   Celli
Randy Waldman   Keyboards
Gregg Field   Percussion,Drums
John Scanlon   Viola
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Kristin Fife   Violin
Mimi Granat   Viola
Paul Klintworth   French Horn
Laurence Greenfield   Violin
Julie Berghofer   Harp
James Stark   Violin
Jennifer Walton   Violin
Alan Ellsworth   Violin
George Lopez   Bass
James Atkinson   French Horn
Donald Ferrone   Bass
Karen Jones   Violin
Raymond Tischer   Viola

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Barry Manilow   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Don Murray   Engineer
Jess Sutcliffe   Engineer
Gregg Field   Producer,Engineer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Bill Smith   Engineer
Glen Barros   Executive Producer
Andrea R. Nelson   Art Direction
Seth Presant   Engineer
Francesco Migliacci   Composer

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