Gloria Lynne

I Wish You Love

VI MUSIC 545 450 678-2

This remastering of an original Everest 1965 recording features the vocals of Gloria Lynne with no reference to other musicians. It was arranged and conducted by Marty Paich

The track listing is completely wrong, but this is not a problem because all the tunes are ones which are imbedded in our musical consciousness.

The title cut of "I Wish You Love" is the tune that established Lynne's career. Her delivery is exquisite and intimate with a lush arrangement heavily laden with strings and flashy orchestration. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" demonstrates a phrasing reminiscent of Dinah Washington. On "I Know Love" Lynne embraces each word with soaring passion. Every one of the twelve tunes has the word "love" in the title ("Indian Love Call," "Be My Love," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "End of A Love Affair," etc).

Lynne's rich delivery shines through with a timeless quality and a vocal clarity punctuated with drama and distinctive timing.

Just sit back, close your eyes and this CD will transport you to the romantic ballad era when the promise of innocent love was reflected in songs.

by Dorothy L. Hill