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listen  1. Too Much, Too Little, Too LateJohnny Mathis (Duet with Deniece Williams) 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  3. You Light Up My Life (Album Version)Johnny Mathis 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. 99 Miles From L.A. (Album Version)Johnny Mathis 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
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The fourth of seven children, John Royce Mathis was born on September 30, 1935 in Gilmer, Texas to Clem and Mildred Mathis. As a small boy, the family moved to Post Street in San Francisco. It was there that he learned an appreciation of music from his father who taught him his first song, “My Blue Heaven”. At age eight, his father purchased an old upright piano for $25. When he ... Read more in Amazon's Johnny Mathis Store

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  • Audio CD (February 1, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: February 1, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B0000025KN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,507 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Worth every song he sings and worth every penny.
Richard
This is A Great Disc that Captures Johnny Mathis in the mid-70's to the start of the 80's.
MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD
In each of the songs, Johnny's voice and the instrumentals blend so well.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Kelly J. Sanner on January 3, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The ageless wonder gives you the best of several types of music in this compilation from Columbia records. If you like duets, his #1 hit "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late," is here along with the theme song from "Same Time Next Year," (Last Time I Felt Like This) that he recorded with Jayne Oliver. Johnny includes his love of Broadway by offering music from "Chorus Line," and many have hailed his version of the top 40 hit "99 Miles From L.A." better than Art Garfunkel's. One of the best songs on the album is "The Best Days Of My Life," the title song from a previously released effort. Arranger Jack Gold put the orchestration to most of these songs. He blends just the right amount of instrumentation with the enduring voice of an American gem---Johnny Mathis. There is not a clinker in this bunch! By the way, Mathis fans can look for Johnny's 2000 tour with dates already booked in Galveston, Memphis and Madison, Wisconsin.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles - Music Lover on October 7, 2008
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Johnny Mathis is an exceptional popular singer, one of our country's finest. He delivers a quality performance every time, and often enhances a song with his singular style. Johnny Mathis is a safe bet when it comes to buying his recordings.

This is a fine, but uneven collection of Johnny's "best." It never errs in performance, but in the quality of the songs themselves. There are mostly outstanding songs here: "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late," "What I Did For Love," "You Light Up My Life," "99 Miles From L.A.," "When a Child Is Born," and "With You I'm Born Again." "Just the Way You Are" is also an outstanding song, but I would have preferred it to be a solo Mathis performance instead of a duet with Deniece Williams.

The remaining songs did not make much of an impression on me, even his duet with Jane Oliver ("The Last Time I Felt Like This"). It's too bad that Columbia/Sony didn't include Johnny's disco version of "Begin the Beguine," which was incredible!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD HALL OF FAME on April 24, 2000
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His VOice is still strong after all of these years.these SOngs Reflect his Ability in doing many styles.This is A Great Disc that Captures Johnny Mathis in the mid-70's to the start of the 80's.He adds his own touch to these songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Hamilton-Dean on March 7, 2014
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Some of my very favorite songs and they brought back some lovely memories. Soft and soothing and lovely to listen to at home, in the car, on the beach, anywhere. Had these songs on record...now I have them on CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By penny13 on February 20, 2013
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I really wasn't a fan during the years these songs were popular, but find his sound to be very calming and soothing now. Arrived quickly. good price.
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Johnny Mathis remains a great star who can lead his audiences wherever he wants them to go using his beautiful voice to reach out to his audience. I am always impressed by Johnny's ability to vocalize flawlessly; his voice is rich, strong and full of warmth at all once.

The album offers a number of highlights. "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" is a duet Johnny performs with Deniece Williams; and they never sounded better! Deniece's singing perfectly complements Johnny's vocals. "What I Did For Love" comes from the Broadway musical entitled A Chorus Line. I really like the way Johnny sings this with a lot of sensitivity.

"You Light Up My Life" is another big hit from the 1970s; and Johnny's rendition is a passionate one. Johnny's excellent diction makes his singing even better. "99 Miles From L.A." gives Johnny a chance to cover a song by Art Garfunkel; and Johnny Mathis never misses a beat. The strings work well on "99 Miles From L.A.," too.

"Just The Way You Are" is another excellent duet with Johnny and Deniece Williams; their cover of this classic Billy Joel hit is very easy on the ears! Good use of the piano, too, on "Just The Way You Are."

"With You I'm Born Again" proves Johnny's can deliver a ballad with true warmth and deep sensitivity; and "The Last Time I Felt Like This" really gives us the perfect ending for this album.

Johnny Mathis remains a huge star and he deserves all the recognition he still receives. There are very few who can deliver a ballad the way Johnny can; and it's a pleasure to listen to the songs on this album.
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By Caroline Harris on July 12, 2014
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I adore anything Johnny sings
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