Back in Baby's Arms

Last updated on 23 September 2016

Back in Baby's Arms is the thirteenth studio album by American country artist Connie Smith. The album was released in October 1969 and was produced by Bob Ferguson. It was Smith's third and final album released in 1969.

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Connie Smith-Back in Baby's Arms.jpg

Background and release

Back in Baby's Arms consisted of twelve tracks, all of which were cover versions of songs previously recorded as country music hits. The album included cover versions of Patsy Cline's "Back in Baby's Arms", Brenda Lee's "Fool #1", and Connie Francis's "The Wedding Cake". The album also included a cover version of the religious standard "How Great Thou Art". During this period of time, Smith was beginning to record more Gospel music material. Allmusic reviewer Dan Cooper stated about Smith's version of the song, "If any Thomas ever doubted Smith's religious convictions (which are as much a part of her story as her voice is) one listen to this LP's "How Great Thou Art" should take care of that mistrust." The album was reviewed by the website and received four and a half out of five stars.[2] No singles were released from Back in Baby's Arms, however the album itself reached a peak position on the American albums charts. Upon its release in 1969, Back in Baby's Arms reached a peak of #12 on the Billboard Magazine Top Country Albums chart.[3] In 1980 "Back in Baby's Arms" was part of the soundtrack for the Loretta Lynn biopic Coal Miner's Daughter and was sung by Beverly D'Angelo who was portraying Patsy Cline and Sissy Spacek who was portraying Loretta Lynn.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Back in Baby's Arms" – (Bob Montgomery)
  2. "Long Black Limousine" – (Bobby George, Vern Stovall)
  3. "I Can't Get Used to Being Lonely" – (Melba Montgomery)
  4. "Fool #1" – (Kathryn R. Fulton)
  5. "Gone Too Far" – (Jack Ripley)
  6. "The Wedding Cake" – (Margaret Lewis, Mira Smith)

Side two

  1. "Too Many Rivers" – (Harlan Howard)
  2. "How Great Thou Art" – (Stuart K. Hine)
  3. "Call" – (Cy Coben)
  4. "Now" – (Paul Parnes, Herb Strizik)
  5. "What Would I Do Without You" – (Coben)

Sales chart positions

Album
Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 12

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Cooper, Dan. "Back in Baby's Arms > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  3. ^ "Charts & awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-11.

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