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Back in Baby's Arms is the thirteenth studio album by American country artist Connie Smith. The album was released in October 1969 and was produced by Bob Ferguson. It was Smith's third and final album released in 1969.

Back in Baby's Arms
Connie Smith-Back in Baby's Arms.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1969
RecordedJuly 1969
StudioRCA Victor Studio, Nashville
GenreCountry
Length31:39
LabelRCA Records
ProducerBob Ferguson
Connie Smith chronology
Young Love
(1969)
Back in Baby's Arms
(1969)
Sunday Morning with Nat Stuckey & Connie Smith
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Contents

Background and releaseEdit

Back in Baby's Arms consisted of twelve tracks, all of which were cover versions of songs previously recorded as country music hits. The album included cover versions of Patsy Cline's "Back in Baby's Arms", Brenda Lee's "Fool #1", and Connie Francis's "The Wedding Cake". The album also included a cover version of the religious standard "How Great Thou Art". During this period of time, Smith was beginning to record more Gospel music material. Allmusic reviewer Dan Cooper stated about Smith's version of the song, "If any Thomas ever doubted Smith's religious convictions (which are as much a part of her story as her voice is) one listen to this LP's "How Great Thou Art" should take care of that mistrust." The album was reviewed by the website and received four and a half out of five stars.[2] No singles were released from Back in Baby's Arms. However, the album itself reached a peak position[clarification needed] on the American albums charts. Upon its release in 1969, Back in Baby's Arms reached a peak of #12 on the Billboard Magazine Top Country Albums chart.[3] In 1980 "Back in Baby's Arms" was part of the soundtrack for the Loretta Lynn biopic Coal Miner's Daughter and was sung by Beverly D'Angelo who was portraying Patsy Cline and Sissy Spacek who was portraying Loretta Lynn.

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Back in Baby's Arms"Bob Montgomery2:10
2."Long Black Limousine"Bobby George, Vern Stovall3:30
3."I Can't Get Used to Being Lonely"Melba Montgomery2:43
4."Fool #1"Kathryn R. Fulton2:26
5."Gone Too Far"Jack Ripley2:35
6."The Wedding Cake"Margaret Lewis, Mira Smith2:29
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Too Many Rivers"Harlan Howard2:59
2."How Great Thou Art"Stuart K. Hine4:10
3."The Call"Cy Coben2:45
4."Now"Paul Parnes, Herb Strizik3:38
5."What Would I Do Without You"Cy Coben2:14

Sales chart positionsEdit

Album
Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Cooper, Dan. "Back in Baby's Arms > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  3. ^ "Charts & awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-11.