Gary Puckett

Over You

Composed by Jerry Fuller

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A Top Five hit in 1968, "Over You" was Gary Puckett & the Union Gap's fourth straight million-selling single, produced and written by Jerry Fuller. A "big" romantic ballad, it is indeed cut from the same cloth as the group's earlier records, such as "Young Girl." Led by Gary Puckett's romantic baritone, the vocal performance was obviously influenced by Bill Medley's style on the Righteous Brothers' hits. Although "Over You" is a formula record, it does have its merits, particularly the tasteful, ornate string arrangement by Al Capps, which embellishes the vocal without overpowering it. Available on Varese Sarabande's Sunshine Days, Volume Three, a fine singles compilation series.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Image 1968 Columbia
10 Greatest Hits 1986 Deluxe
20 Greatest Hits 1986 Deluxe 2:17
Looking Glass: A Collection 1992 Columbia 2:24
20 Greatest Hits 1994 Deluxe
Greatest Hits [King] 1994 King / King Special 2:16
No Image 1995 Juslor Records 2:38
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap 1999 Platinum Collection 2:26
Rock Breakout Years: 1968 2005 Madacy 2:26
After Dark [Blues] 2005
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 0:00