Editors’ Notes This hopelessly handsome pinup with the cleft chin and kid-next-door countenance had legions of girls swooning in the late ’60s and early ’70s. His tenor was honeyed and wholly inoffensive—a bit like Glen Campbell—and his choice of songs sparked innocence in an era wrought with a seemingly unending war and failing hippie utopia. What makes Sherman's career remarkable was that he appeared unsullied by the times. Sherman rose from a backup singing/dancing gig on the mid-’60s show Shindig to a breakout role the TV series Here Come the Brides—and then this 1969 debut album. The hit single (the Jimmy Webb–ish “Little Woman”) sold more than a million copies. The tune, like all here, featured lush Wrecking Crew–aided pop arrangements (by Al Capps), often fortified with strings and horns. Sometimes there are country-esque turns (“Rainy Day Thoughts”) or languid lounge pop (Bacharach-David’s chest-swelling “This Guy’s in Love with You”). Happy surprises include the cover of Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings” and Sherman’s own psych-out finisher, “Time.”

SONG
Little Woman
1
2:25
 
Rainy Day Thoughts
2
2:37
 
Seattle
3
3:24
 
One Too Many Mornings
4
2:44
 
A Time for Us
5
2:20
 
Sounds Along the Way
6
2:22
 
This Guy's In Love With You
7
3:06
 
Love
8
3:08
 
Land of Make Believe
9
2:37
 
Bluechip
10
2:44
 
Time
11
2:13
 

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