The Stolen Hours
Joe Sherman and His Orchestra & Chorus
World Artist WAS 3000
From the back cover: The story of Joe Sherman and George David Weiss, the producers of this album, and writers of eight of its songs, is a fantastic one. Prior to this year, each had achieved notable success in his own right: Joe, as arranger-conductor for Paul Anka, Connie Francis, Roy Hamilton, Jack Lemmon, Sal Mineo, etc., as A&R man for Epic Records, and as a hit songwriter, (Rambling Rose, Eso Best, For Favor, To The Ends Of The Earth, etc.).
George, as arranger for Stan Kenton, Vincent Lopez, Johnny Richards, etc., as a Broadway and Hollywood composer, (Mr. Wonderful, Blue Hawaii, Gidget Goes To Rome, Murder, Inc., etc.), and as a hit songwriter, (Too Close For Comfort, Wheel Of Fortune, Cross Over The Bridge, Oh What It Seemed To Be, etc.).
In 1963 they teamed up to write one of Nat Cole's biggest hits, "That Sunday, That Summer, (If I Had To Choose)", which is beautifully represented in this album.
They then combined their diverse talents, (each writes words and music) to not only write the picture song, "Toys In The Attic" (in colaboration with George Duning) but also to produce the record which you, the people, loved so well. In it, the boys displayed their imagination by combining the instrumental and vocal sounds that have given the Joe Sherman orchestra and chorus its uniqueness and commerciality.
From Billboard - August 29, 1964: A zesty package of light and bright instrumental-choral renditions of current motion picture themes and music. Selections include "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," "Toys In The Attic," "The Seventh Dawn" and "Stolen Hours," as well as top-notch Weiss-Sherman tunes "That Sunday That Summer," "Time Alone Will Tell," "I Saw A Star" and "That Certain Party In Apt. 14C."
The Seventh Dawn
That Sunday That Summer
Playthings Of A Broken Heart
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World
Time Alone Will Tell
Toys In The Attic
I Saw A Star
The Stolen Hours
That Certain Party In Apt. 14C