Honey (Bobby Goldsboro album)

Honey is a studio album by American pop and country singer songwriter Bobby Goldsboro issued in March 1968 on the United Artists label.[1] It reached #1 in the US Country Albums chart, #5 in the US Pop charts and #41 in the Canadian charts. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA.

Honey
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Studio album by
Released1968
GenrePop
LabelUnited Artists
ProducerBob Montgomery, Jack Gold
Bobby Goldsboro chronology
Our Way of Life
(1967)
Honey
(1968)
Word Pictures
(1968)

The title track, "Honey", was his biggest hit in 1968, a tearjerker about the death of a man's young wife. The song, written by Bobby Russell, was recorded in one take. It became the largest-selling record in the world for 1968 and topped the Hot 100 for five weeks. A French-language version "Chérie" became a local hit in Canada.[2]

Selections from this album have appeared in other collections.

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  1. "Honey" (Bobby Russell) – 3:58
  2. "Run to Me" (Bobby Goldsboro) – 2:25
  3. "With Pen in Hand” (Bobby Goldsboro) – 3:27
  4. "Pardon Me Miss" (Bobby Goldsboro) – 2:40
  5. "Why Don't You Believe Me" (Lew Douglas, King Laney, Ray Rodde) – 2:15

Side twoEdit

  1. "Pledge of Love" (Bobby Goldsboro) – 2:21
  2. "Little Green Apples" (Bobby Russell) – 2:25
  3. "Love Arrestor" (Bobby Goldsboro) – 2:43
  4. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:44
  5. "Beautiful People" (Kenny O'Dell) – 2:20
  6. "A Woman" (Larry Butler, John Hurley) – 2:11

ProductionEdit

  • All tracks produced by Bob Montgomery except Side B Track 1 by Jack Gold
  • Side B, Track 1 arranged by Bill Justis
  • Tracks A1, A3, A5, B2, B4, B5 & B6 arranged by Don Tweedy
  • Tracks A2, A4 & B3 arranged by Ray Stevens[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vinyl Album: Bobby Goldsboro - Honey (1968)".
  2. ^ Hervé Mouvet La belle histoire des groupes de rock français des années 60 2001 p.50. "George Brummell ... de Honey de Bobby Goldsboro, transposée en Chérie."
  3. ^ Album notes