Robert Goulet

Time for Us

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This Robert Goulet compilation (previously released under the title If Ever I Would Leave You with a slightly different sequencing) offers no information about the source of the recordings, but aural evidence suggests they were made in the late '70s and/or early '80s. The collection begins with "Atlantic City (My Old Friend)," the song Goulet sang in the 1980 film Atlantic City. "What I Did for Love," one of two songs given a disco arrangement, originated in the 1975 musical A Chorus Line. "You Light Up My Life" is Goulet's cover of the 1977 Debby Boone hit. "Something to Believe In" and "The Way We Were" are songs Goulet previously recorded on his 1976 LP After All Is Said and Done, but these are different versions. His signature song, "If Ever I Would Leave You," which he introduced in Camelot in 1960, is the other song given a disco arrangement. Goulet sings with typical power and assurance throughout, even though those arrangements don't suit him. He is at his best with big ballads like "It's Impossible" and "Theme from Love Story."

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