Details: Musicor MM 2003, mono, black label with logo above hole, 1962, hearshaped cutout cover reveals portrait insert.
Condition: Vinyl VG- (good luster, some light scratches) Jacket: G+ (top seam completely split, bottom beginning to split, general wear, no marks) Portrait insert is in good shape.
Out of Print and Not Available as CD.
From the All Music Guide:
One of the most interesting and difficult-to-categorize singers in '60s pop, Gene Pitney had a long run of hits distinguished by his pained, one-of-a-kind melodramatic wail. Pitney is sometimes characterized (or dismissed) as a shallow teen idol-type prone to operatic ballads. It's true that some of his biggest hits -- "Town Without Pity," "Only Love Can Break a Heart," "I'm Gonna Be Strong," "It Hurts to Be in Love," and "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa" -- are archetypes of adolescent or just-post-adolescent agony, characterized by longing and not a little self-pity.
The tracks are:
1. True Love Never Runs Smooth
2. Cry Your Eyes Out
3. Only Love Can Break a Heart
4. Donna Means Heartbreak
5. I Should Try to Forget
6. My Heart, Your Heart
7. Half Heaven - Half Heartache
9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
10. Little Betty Falling Star
11. If I didn't Have a Dime
12. Going to Church on Sunday
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