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Experience Gloria Gaynor

Experience Gloria Gaynor is the second album by Gloria Gaynor, released in 1975 on MGM Records.[2] The album charted in the US Billboard at #64 in the US Pop chart, and at #32 in the US R&B chart. The album failed to chart in the UK, the single "How High The Moon" was issued in the UK and peaked at #33.[3]

Experience Gloria Gaynor
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 5, 1975
Recorded1975
GenreDisco, R&B
LabelMGM
ProducerMeco Monardo, Tony Bongiovi, Jay Ellis
Gloria Gaynor chronology
Never Can Say Goodbye
(1975)
Experience Gloria Gaynor
(1975)
I've Got You
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

HistoryEdit

Side one of the album is dance-oriented, while side two is R&B/soul music oriented. Includes the hit singles; "Casanova Brown", "(If You Want It) Do It Yourself" and "How High the Moon" presented in a 19-minute suite by Tom Moulton. The soul music songs on side two of the album included a rendition of "What'll I Do", a well-received rendition of the Dionne Warwick hit "Walk On By" and an example of Gloria Gaynor's own songwriting called "I'm Still Yours".

The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Casanova Brown"Jimmy Roach6:23
2."(If You Want It) Do It Yourself"James Bolden, Jack Robinson5:58
3."How High the Moon"Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton6:35
4."The Prettiest Face I've Ever Seen"Marie Cain3:00
5."What'll I Do"Burton Senior, Chris Essel4:33
6."Tell Me How"Lester Hodelin3:11
7."I'm Still Yours"Gloria Gaynor3:28
8."Walk On By"Burt Bacharach, Hal David5:42

PersonnelEdit

Production

  • Meco Monardos – producer, arranger, vocal arrangements
  • Tony Bongiovis – producer, recording engineer
  • Jay Ellis – producer
  • Harold Wheeler – arranger
  • Andrew Smith – arranger
  • Tom Moulton – mixing
  • Michael DeLugg – recording engineer
  • Bob Halsall – recording engineer
  • Kim Stallings – recording engineer
  • Norman Seeff – photography
  • Peter Corriston – design
  • Bill Levy – art direction

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