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I'm Gonna Be Strong / Looking Through Eyes of Love
Gene Pitney
I'm Gonna Be Strong / Looking Through Eyes of Love
Genres: Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (27) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Gene Pitney
Title: I'm Gonna Be Strong / Looking Through Eyes of Love
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sequel Records UK
Release Date: 2/25/1997
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 182478288026, 5023224089120

CD Reviews

This man can sing
kittyfolk1 | Chicago, Illinois United States | 07/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This 27-cut compilation has huge highs and two or three pieces I can and do skip. Gene Pitney's unique, exquisite voice and heartfelt deliveries make for a great experience, whether it is a power-ballad like "I'm Gonna Be Strong" or the very next song, "Walk," which is a great, dance-tempo, 'Save the last dance for me' kinda song, and you just can't fault it!Gene Pitney is a superb singer, with not only the God-given instrument, but also the heart and soul evident in the vocals he was justly famous for. Gene can break your heart with a single note, or he can make you fall in love in one line of a romantic lyric. Plenty of those notes and lyrics are here.Personal favorites: Cuts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 (oh my god), 14, 18, 21 (oh my god), 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.That's a pretty good batting average. Honestly, there are few songs I don't love and bottom line, I recommend it. I would recommend Gene Pitney singing anything!"
My lifelong favorite singer
kittyfolk1 | Chicago, Illinois United States | 07/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

""I'm Gonna Be Strong" is one of the great songs, great recordings, and great performances of the 20th century. This double-album CD has many such great vocals -- Gene Pitney couldn't deliver anything less from his side of the mike.There are 27 cuts on this double CD. There are five I'm not nuts about, and sometimes I skip them. And sometimes I don't skip them because Gene Pitney brings his own extraordinary vocal and interpretive gifts to the material. I mean, sometimes you just have to say, "whew." I love 22 of the 27 cuts. I am quite able to appreciate all of them. If you like Gene Pitney, you'll like this. A lot."
Two interesting mid sixties albums
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 04/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The two albums that make up this twofer were released with different titles in Britain and America. On this CD and others in this series, the original British titles are used. There was an album released in the sixties titled Looking through the eyes of love, but it's not here - its British title was Gene Pitney sings the songs of our times and it can be found on a different CD in the series.So, the first album here was titled I'm gonna be strong in Britain but the American title was It hurts to be in love. Both titles were top ten hits in America, but only I'm gonna be strong reached the top ten, where it peaked at 2. Among the other tracks here is That girl belongs to yesterday, which had been a British top ten hit. However, the version on this CD is the album version. The second album was titled Looking through the eyes of love in Britain, but the American title was I must be seeing things. It includes another American hit, Last chance to turn around, which was only a B-side in Britain. Just one smile was released as a single over a year later, then became the title of yet another album to be found elsewhere in this series. There's no living without your loving was a huge British hit for Manfred Mann.The other songs on both albums all appear to be contemporary, including Bacharach and David's If I never get to love you. This is an interesting pair of Gene Pitney albums that all his fans will appreciate."