My Love Story (Toni Gonzaga album)

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My Love Story
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 2015
RecordedApril – September 2015
Genre Pop, Adult contemporary, OPM
Length34:37
Language English
Label Star Recording, Inc.
Producer Malou N. Santos (executive)
Roxy A. Liquigan (executive)
Jonathan Manalo (over-all album project head)
Toni Gonzaga chronology
Celestine
(2014)
My Love Story
(2015)
Singles from "My Love Story"
  1. "Baby Now That I've Found You"
    Released: October 14, 2015

My Love Story is the seventh studio album of Toni Gonzaga under Star Records released on October 17, 2015 on Spotify, [1] six days later on iTunes Philippines, [2] and November 13 for CD format in the Philippines. [3]

Contents

Gonzaga considered that this album contained the theme songs of her love story with her husband. As of August 2018, the album sold 7,000 units, 5,000 of which were pure sales.

Background

Gonzaga first announced the details of her seventh album through her instragram account in October. [4] In same month, StarMusic Philippines officially announced the release date of the album and single through Instagram. [5]

''It’s time for the ULTIMATE COMEBACK!,'' noted.

Toni was inspired to do the LP after her wedding in June with Director Paul Soriano. She recalls it and the courtship of Soriano years ago. There are seven songs which consist of six revivals and the rearranged and newly mastered version of her 2007 hit, Catch Me, I’m Falling.

In addition, she believes that the set of songs were perfectly suits the story of love that she does with her husband. The entire album is like a short story of their shared love to each other which transpired and themed through music.

“Music moves you in different ways. And when you’re in love, it echoes the emotional chord of your heart,” Gonzaga said.

Prior to its release, she simultaneously performed each song on ASAP.

Production

The music and arrangement was done by herself and long-time professional partner, Jonathan Manalo. The selection of songs was chosen by Gonzaga herself. She also decided to do Interlude for each song which she talks about the details of courtship of Soriano. The last track is Catch Me, I’m Falling. It is sung and recorded dramatically compared to the 2007 version, with complete accompaniment of strings and piano. [6]

Promotion

In October 2015, Gonzaga already sung Baby Now That I've Found You in various events including Acer campaign and others. Months later in January 2016, Star Music Philippines announced the official date list of her tour in February which started at Eastwood Open Park and SM City Baliwag a day after. [7] [8] [9] Then in Vizayas region in March. [10] She took rest after her Vistamall Taguig in Taguig City on the 26th of the month. 2 months later, she announced the 9th and last date which is on June 1, 2016 at SM City Trere Martires. [11] [12] As part of the album promotion, Gonzaga shared her Love Story Documentary on MYX Philippines on June 9, 2016. [13]

Singles

Baby, Now That I've Found You was the first single of the album. It was released on October 14, 2015 which premiered exclusively on MOR 101.9 radio station.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Love Story Intro"  01:06
2."When You Say Nothing At All"Schlitz, Donald Alan Jr., Overstreet, Paul L.Jonathan Manalo03:46
3."Love Story Interlude 1"  01:08
4."You And Me"Jason Wade, Jude ColeJonathan Manalo03:37
5."Love Story Interlude 2"  01:12
6."Your Love (The Greatest Gift of All)"Brickman, James Marrill, De Viller, Dane Anthony & Hosein, Syed SeanJonathan Manalo03:05
7."Love Story Interlude 3"  00:49
8."Baby Now That I’ve Found You"John MacLeod, Tony MacaulayJonathan Manalo03:47
9."Love Story Interlude 4"  00:46
10."I Won’t Give Up"Jason Mraz, Michael NatterJonathan Manalo04:39
11."Love Story Interlude 5"  01:15
12."Falling Slowly"Glen Hansard, Markéta IrglováJonathan Manalo03:40
13."Love Story Interlude 6"  00:54
14."Catch Me I’m Falling" (2015 Version)Christian MartinezJonathan Manalo04:22
Total length:34:37

Personnel

Release history

CountryEditionRelease DateLabel
PhilippinesStreamingOctober 17, 2015 Star Records
Digital DownloadOctober 23, 2015
CDNovember 13, 2015

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