Just One Smile
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||Just One Smile||Gene Pitney||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Boss’s Daughter||Gene Pitney||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Leave My Laurie Alone||Gene Pitney||2:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Losing Control||Gene Pitney||2:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||(In The) Cold Light of Day||Gene Pitney||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lonely Drifter||Gene Pitney||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Comedian||Gene Pitney||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rising Tide of Love||Gene Pitney||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Another Page||Gene Pitney||2:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||In Love Again||Gene Pitney||2:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||She Believes In Me||Gene Pitney||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ask Me How Much I Love You||Gene Pitney||2:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Just One Smile became something of a return to form for Gene Pitney, after the digression into pop standards on Young and Warm and Wonderful. The title track had first been released on the album I Must Be Seeing Things two years before, but following Pitney's success in England with another Randy Newman-authored composition, Musicor reached back and pulled the older track out as a single (which made the British Top Ten and the American Top 100). The album that followed was a suitably melodic and mostly uptempo creation, the highlights of which included "Lonely Drifter" and "The Comedian." The American and British versions of the album differed in two songs each — "The Rising Tide of Love" and "The Boss' Daughter" appeared in the U.S. album, while they were replaced by "Where Did the Magic Go" and "24 Sycamore" on the U.K. version. None is a lost classic and the tradeoff is about even, and the Sequel Records reissue includes all four cuts.
Gene Pitney was a fabulous artist, with many great songs. This album is hard to come by on cd, because it's an out of print album. "The Comedian" is a really good song. This album is full of really good songs, including "Leave my Laurie alone," "Boss's Daughter," and many others.
Born: February 17, 1941 in Hartford, CT
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s