The Glory of Gershwin

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The Glory of Gershwin
Larry Adler The Glory of Gershwin album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Larry Adler and others
Label Mercury
Producer George Martin
Singles from The Glory of Gershwin
  1. "The Man I Love / Rhapsody in Blue (edit)"
    Released: 18 July 1994
  2. "It Ain't Necessarily So / I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise / The Gettysburgh Address (sic) Maxi-Single [1] "
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The Glory of Gershwin is a 1994 tribute album by various singers and performers in celebration of American musician Larry Adler's 80th birthday. Adler himself plays the harmonica on each of the songs, all of which are written by Adler's lifelong friends, George and Ira Gershwin, except where collaborators were involved and are indicated.


Produced by George Martin, the album peaked for three weeks at second place on the UK Albums Chart. [3] The song "The Man I Love", featuring Kate Bush, was released as a single and reached number 27 in the UK Singles Chart. [4]

Track listing

No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Summertime (DuBose & Dorothy Heyward)" Peter Gabriel 3:50
2."Do What You Do (Gus Kahn)" Chris de Burgh 3:36
3."Nice Work If You Can Get It" Sting 3:02
4."They Can't Take That Away from Me" Lisa Stansfield 3:17
5."Someone to Watch Over Me" / "Love Is Here to Stay" Elton John 6:41
6."I've Got a Crush on You" Carly Simon 3:36
7."But Not for Me" Elvis Costello 5:04
8."It Ain't Necessarily So (DuBose & Dorothy Heyward)" Cher 4:12
9."The Man I Love" Kate Bush 3:20
10."How Long Has This Been Going On?" Jon Bon Jovi ft. Richie Sambora 5:07
11."Embraceable You" Oleta Adams 3:55
12."Bidin' My Time" Willard White 3:31
13."My Man's Gone Now (DuBose & Dorothy Heyward)" Sinéad O'Connor 3:38
14."I Got Rhythm" Robert Palmer 3:55
15."Somebody Loves Me (Ballard MacDonald and Buddy DeSylva)" Meat Loaf 4:15
16."I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise (Arthur Francis et Buddy DeSylva)" Issy Van Randwyck 4:33
17."Summertime (DuBose & Dorothy Heyward)" Courtney Pine 4:01
18."Rhapsody in Blue (Instrumental)" Larry Adler & George Martin 8:28

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (1994)Peak
on chart
UK Albums Chart [3] 222


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI) [5] Gold100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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