THE CAPTAIN & TENNILLEíS MOST COMPREHENSIVE - GREATEST HITS ALBUM - LEADS OFF WITH "LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER"
The Captain & Tennille, Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille, are one of the most successful duos in pop music history. But even more impressive than seven Top 10 hits, six of them gold, and five gold or platinum albums, or that their songs have become indelibly associated with the Ď70s, is that their music has enhanced more romantic liaisons since the summer of 1975 than just about any other artist. "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Muskrat Love," "The Way I Want To Touch You" and "Do That To Me One More Time" just may have put the X in Generation X.
Yet those songs have not been brought together on a major label release since their gold 1977 GREATEST HITS album. "The Captain & Tennille: Ultimate Collection" (Hip-O Records), released May 22, 2001, does that and more. With 22 digitally remastered selections, personal participation by The Captain & Tennille, and insightful liner notes, "The Captain & Tennille: Ultimate Collection" also marks their first multi-label anthology as well as their most comprehensive compilation.
Their 1975 A&M debut was almost completed when they realized they needed another uptempo song and found "Love Will Keep Us Together" on a Neil Sedaka album. The song won the Grammy for Record Of The Year, hit #1 (also #1 Adult Contemporary) and went gold. When the Spanish language version, "Por Amor Viviremos," also charted, it signaled the first time two versions of a #1 single charted in different languages by the same artist. The album reached #2, also went gold, spun off the gold "The Way I Want To Touch You" (#4 pop, #1 AC), and included "Disney Girls" and were the first to record "I Write The Songs." Later that year, the pair also married.
1976ís platinum follow-up, SONG OF JOY, hit #9 and notched an incredible three gold Top 10 hits: "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" (#3 pop/#1 AC), "Shop Around" (#4 pop/#1 AC) and "Muskrat Love" (#4 pop/#1 AC). Also included on "Ultimate Collection" are the title track and matrimonial favorite "Wedding Song (There Is Love)." The gold Come In From The Rain (1977) broke the Top 20 and boasted "Canít Stop Danciní" (#13 pop) and the Top 10 AC hits "Circles," the title track and "We Never Really Say Goodbye" (the closing theme to TVís "The Captain & Tennille Show").
DREAM (1978) yielded "You Never Done It Like That" (#10 pop), "Iím On My Way" (Top 10 AC) and "You Need A Woman Tonight." They hit #1 and gold again with "Do That To Me One Time" from the gold 1979 Casablanca album MAKE YOUR MOVE, which also featured "Love On A Shoestring" and "Happy Together (A Fantasy)." Their final album, 1980ís KEEPING OUR LOVE WARM, included "Gentle Stranger" and the title track.
The Captain & Tennille remain married after more than 25 years--love and music have indeed kept them together.
The Captain & Tennille is the latest compilation album in the Hip-O Ultimate Collection series which celebrates noteworthy artists.
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