Bobby Darin

It's You or No One

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It's You or No One is a strange album in Bobby Darin's catalog. For some reason, the record was recorded in 1960 but held for three years before its June 1963 release. It is another concept record for Darin, with one side filled with upbeat songs arranged by Torrie Zito and the other with more moody tunes done by Bobby Scott. The "up" side contains tracks written by Johnny Mercer and Frank Loesser, while the "down" side has tunes by Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and Libby Holden. Like Love Swings, It's You or No One is upbeat first and melancholy "the morning after." This record was actually recorded before Love Swings but released after it, making it a follow-up to its own follow-up. Either way, the two make a great pair of conceptual love albums. Familiar territory for Darin, but filled with moving, solid interpretations.

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