This newest CD by Gloria Loring revisits some of her favorite songs, including a new recording of her #1 hit Friends and Lovers. It marks a reunion of Gloria with Carl Anderson, singing the duet that leapt from the TV soap opera ?Days of Our Lives? onto the Billboard charts in 1986. Written by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska, “Friends and Lovers” still enjoys frequent radio play and is considered a classic pop love song.
This project also includes “Is There Anybody Out There,” also known as “Mindy’s Theme” from “Guiding Light”; a sexy remake of Johnny Rivers’ “Slow Dancing,”; the tender “Robin’s Song,” written as a birthday gift to her son; the haunting “A Grateful Heart” accompanied by John Faire on cello; an uplifting “Higher Ground”; “The Future Is Now,” theme song for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; and an exquisite rendition of Hoagy Carmichael’s “Star Dust,” called by one jazz DJ, “the best recording of that song ever.”
Background vocals were provided by “Chicago” lead singer, Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams, Grammy winner Darlene Koldenholden, Grammy nominee Rosemary Butler, Tata Vega, and Alfred and Charity McCrary.
The tracks feature the jazz saxophone of Sam Riney, keyboards by Larry Steelman and Jim Cox, Troy Dexter and Bob Walden on guitar, Bob Parr and Dave Kief playing bass, and Nick Vincent and Bernie Dresel playing drums and percussion.
|1||▶||Friends And Lovers||Gloria Loring|
|2||▶||Is There Anybody Out There?||Gloria Loring|
|3||Slow Dancin'||Gloria Loring|
|4||Robin's Song||Gloria Loring|
|5||This Feeling We Call Love||Gloria Loring|
|6||A Grateful Heart||Gloria Loring|
|7||Sit At My Table||Gloria Loring|
|8||Higher Ground||Gloria Loring|
|9||Just As I Liked It||Gloria Loring|
|10||Star Dust||Gloria Loring|
|11||The Future Is Now (bonus track)||Gloria Loring|
— Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times
“She told stories with the panache of Lena Horne, sang torch songs like Judy Garland, and scatted with the rhythmic thrust of a young Ella Fitzgerald. She did all of this with one of the best vocal instruments in pop music since the salad days of Barbara Streisand.”
— Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
“Gloria Loring is one of the most pure musical talents in mainstream pop today.”
Having upwards of 1000 appearances on television as both a singer and an actress, Gloria Loring brings a familiar face and name to everything she does. She is the recording artist of the #1 hit song Friends and Lovers; co-composer…