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THE LETTERMEN DISCOGRAPHY
OF THE 1970'S



1970



TRACES / MEMORIES

Capitol Records (ST 80390)
Released: January 1970
Vocals: Gary Pike, Doug Curran, Tony Butala, Jim Pike
Noteworthy: Contained the fan favorite medley Traces / Memories, Jim Pike was experiencing some voice problems at this time and only has vocals on his solo Where Is Love?, third and final album to feature vocals by Doug Curran.


1970



THE SOFT HITS OF THE LETTERMEN

Pickwick Records (SPC 3294)
Released: 1970
Vocals: Jim Pike, Bob Engemann, Tony Butala
Noteworthy: A re-issue of the 1966 Capitol album A New Song For Young Love.


1970



REFLECTIONS

Capitol Records (496)
Released: August 1970
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Tony Butala, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: Contains the excellent Gary Pike solo The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore.


1970



THE LETTERMEN

Capitol Records (STCL 577)
Released: November 1970
Vocals: Jim Pike, Bob Engemann, Tony Butala, Gary Pike
Noteworthy: A 3 LP box set, featuring re-issues of the albums A Song For Young Love, Special Request and Warm.


1970



LOS LETTERMEN

Capitol Records (STM 21612)
Released: 1970
Vocals: Gary Pike, Doug Curran, Tony Butala, Jim Pike
Noteworthy: 12 inch vinyl release of American Traces / Memories album released exclusively in Mexico.


1971



EVERYTHING IS GOOD ABOUT YOU

Capitol Records (ST 634)
Released: May 1971
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Tony Butala, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: The first Lettermen album to feature some vocals by Donny Pike. Includes three excellent solos: Something (by Tony), Morning Girl (by Jim) and Until It's Time For You To Go (by Gary).


1971



AT THE WALDORF JUNE 1, 1971

Capitol Records (SPRO 6218)
Released: May 1971
Vocals: Jim Pike, Bob Engemann, Gary Pike, Tony Butala
Noteworthy: Promotional only album, never sold in stores, given away to promote another of the group's appearances at NY's Waldorf, contained 11 previously recordings, including Goin' Out Of My Head, She Cried, Hurt So Bad and Love On A Two Way Street.


1971



LET IT BE ME

Capitol Records (SF 711)
Released: June 1971
Vocals: Jim Pike, Bob Engemann, Tony Butala
Noteworthy: Re-issue of 1962 Capitol album Jim, Tony and Bob, released in conjunction with And I Love Her.


1971



AND I LOVE HER

Capitol Records (SF 712)
Released: June 1971
Vocals: Jim Pike, Bob Engemann, Tony Butala
Noteworthy: Re-issue of 1966 Capitol album More Hit Sounds Of The Lettermen, released in conjunction with Let It Be Me.


1971



FEELINGS

Capitol Records (SW 781)
Released: August 1971
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Tony Butala, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: Pne of the first Lettermen albums to feature some vocals by Gary & Jim's brother Donny, Donny's vocals are featured on Feelings, Crimson and Clover, Love On A Two Way Street and Don't Make Me Over.


1971



LOVE BOOK

Capitol Records (ST 836)
Released: 1971
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Tony Butala, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: Contained the Japan & U.S. hit Love, includes 3 top-notch solos: Theme From Love Story [solo Jim], Ain't No Sunshine [solo Tony], and If [solo Gary], second album to feature some vocals by Donny Pike, Donny's vocals are featured on Maybe Tomorrow, Love Means, Don't Pull Your Love and I'm Leavin'.


1972



LETTERMEN 1

Capitol Records (SW 11010)
Released: April 1972
Vocals: Jim Pike, Tony Butala, Gary Pike
Noteworthy: A rare album comprised only of Jim Pike and Tony Butala solos and lead vocals. Gary only sings backup vocals on two songs: Day After Day and Touch Me. Jim's solo of The Doors' Touch Me was previously recorded on the 1970 Reflections LP, but in an entirely different arrangement, the background singers on It's One Of Those Nights are the same used on the original hit by David Cassidy.


1972



SPIN AWAY

Capitol Records (SW 11124)
Released: 1972
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Jim Pike
Noteworthy: Lettermen conductor Vince Morton penned Maybe We Should.


1972



LIVE IN JAPAN 1972

Capitol Records / Toshiba EMI (ECP 80543)
Released: May 5, 1972
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Tony Butala
Noteworthy: First "Live" album released in Japan. Taken from performances recorded on Feb 2 & 3 and 14 & 15, 1972 during the group's Japan tour. Album was not issued in the U.S.


1972



FROM LETTERMEN WITH LOVE

Longines Symphonette Society (LS 220C)
Released: 1972
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Tony Butala, Bob Engemann
Noteworthy: Released as a bonus sixth record for the Longines Symphonette 5 record set A Time For Us. Subtitled "Their most romantic hits."


1972



A TIME FOR US

Longines Symphonette Society (LS 220)
Released: 1972
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Bob Engemann, Tony Butala
Noteworthy: 5 record set of 50 previously released tracks.


1972



DISCOVER THE LETTERMEN

Capitol Records (CP 80399)
Released: January 25, 1972
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Bob Engemann, Tony Butala, Doug Curran
Noteworthy: A collection of previously released hits released only in Japan, Reached a top position of #12 on the Japanese album charts.


1973



ALIVE AGAIN NATURALLY

Capitol Records (SW 11183)
Released: 1973
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Tony Butala
Noteworthy: Group's third "Live" album was mostly recorded in studio with small audience, crowd noise was enhanced in post production, contains fan favorite MacArthur Park.


1973



BEST 20

Capitol Records ECP 20004)
Released: October 20, 1973
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Bob Engemann, Tony Butala, Doug Curran, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: Released exclusively in Japan, reached #46 on Japanese Album charts, one of many "Best" compilations released in Japan.


1974



ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS

Capitol Records (SW 11249)
Released: January 1974
Vocals: Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Bob Engemann, Tony Butala, Doug Curran
Noteworthy: The group's first ever release on Compact Disc in 1987.


1974



NOW AND FOREVER

Capitol Records (SW 11319)
Released: August 1974
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike, Jim Pike
Noteworthy: Contains Jim's last solo recording Just One Smile, released in Phillipines with additional track of Dahil Sa Iyo, Donny Pike's vocals are featured on Touch Me In The Morning / The Way We Were, The Most Beautiful Girl, Top Of The World, Isn't It A Shame and Eres Tu.


1974



THE AMERICAN SONG FESTIVAL

Buddah Records (BDS 5624)
Released: 1974
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: Tony, Gary and Donny performing the "Live" track Lonely Together, which was the Contest winning effort of a young song writer. The song was never heard again, at least not the Lettermen singing it (and it’s quite good!). The 12 inch vinyl album experienced very limited release.


1974



BEST 20

Capitol / Toshiba Records (ECS 90016)
Released: August 1974
Vocals: Tony Butala, Bob Engemann, Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: Another compilation released exclusively in Japan, contains the Vince Morton song Oh My Love, which is different from the John Lennon song included on the Lettermen 1 album.


1975



THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE

Capitol Records (SW 11364)
Released: February 1975
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: Released in Japan with a different cover under the title of A World Without Love, cover features Jim Pike although he doesn't sing on the album, one of Gary Pike's favorite Lettermen albums.


1975



MAKE A TIME FOR LOVIN'

Capitol Records (SW 11424)
Released: 1975
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike, Jim Pike
Noteworthy: Released in Japan in September 1975, Donny's vocals are featured on all of the songs except for The You Part Of Me and Easy Evil, World Without Love was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and became one of The Lettermen's biggest hits in Japan..


1975



THE TIME IS RIGHT

Capitol Records (SW 11470)
Released: August 1975
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: Cover photo features Jim Pike, features song Thank You Girl written by Donny Pike, title of album comes for first line of song Love Won't Let Me Wait, this album was also released, by Capitol, in the Phillipines and featured an additional track, Sapagka’t Kami’Y Tao Lamang as the last song on Side A, Donny's vocals are heard in all of the album's songs except for Lines and Goin Home which were recorded with only Tony and Gary.


1975



THE LOVIN' TOUCH OF THE LETTERMEN

Capitol Records & Candlelite Music (SLB 6999)
Released: 1975
Vocals: Tony Butala, Bob Engemann, Jim Pike, Gary Pike
Noteworthy: This album was available through a television offer by Candlelite Music.


1975



NEW BEST 20

Capitol / Toshiba EMI (ECS 9 0029)
Released: October 20. 1975
Vocals: Tony Butala, Bob Engemann, Jim Pike, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: A compilation album released exclusively in Japan.


1975



LIVE IN JAPAN 1975

Capitol / Toshiba EMI as a 2 record set (ECS 67063 - 64)
Released: November 20, 1975
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: Released in Japan exclusively and not in the U.S., recorded in February 1975.


1976



KIND OF COUNTRY

Capitol Records (SW 11508)
Released: May 1976
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: The front and Back cover photos for this album were taken at Tony Butala’s Chatsworth Ranch in California, this album was released in Japan on May 20, 1976 on Capitol / Toshiba (ECS 80496), although Donny Pike had toured and recorded with The Lettermen for a few years, this was the first American release to feature his photo on the album cover (several of their releases in Japan had already been featuring Donny on the covers), this was the Lettermen’s last album released by Capitol Records.


1977



WITH LOVE FROM THE LETTERMEN

Pickwick International (by arrangement with Capitol Records (SPC 3565) in Canada
Released: 1977
Vocals: Tony Butala, Jim Pike, Bob Engemann, Gary Pike
Noteworthy: This album was previously released, in May 1968, on Capitol Records in the U.S. as SPECIAL REQUEST (ST 2934). .


1977



TO A FRIEND

Alpha Omega Records (A 1001)
Released: July 1977
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: This album was never sold in stores and, at the time, only available through the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, of which The Lettermen are honorary members.


1977



GOLDEN DOUBLE 32

Capitol / Toshiba EMI (ECS 65041)
Released: November 20, 1977
Vocals: Tony Butala, Jim Pike, Bob Engemann, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: A compilation of previously released tracks, once again only released in Japan.


1978



STANDARD BEST 20

Capitol / Toshiba EMI (ECS 90070)
Released: January 20, 1978
Vocals: Tony Butala, Jim Pike, Bob Engemann, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: A compilation of previously released tracks, once again, only released in Japan.


1979



LOVE IS...

Alpha Omega Records (A 1002)
Released: 1979
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: I’ll Be Back was written by Donny Pike, this album was released in Japan as MESSENGERS OF LOVE on August 5, 1978 on the East World label (EWS 81111) and included the additional song You Are The Woman / Still The One, few realize that this first recording of What I Did For Love was recorded only by Tony Butala performing all 3 parts.


1979



LIVE IN JAPAN 1979
WITH THE NEW JAPAN PHILHARMONIC


East World / Toshiba EMI (EWS 81202)
Released: April 5, 1979
Vocals: Tony Butala, Gary Pike, Donny Pike
Noteworthy: This album was released in Japan, but NOT issued in the United States, the final two songs on this album (World Fantasy and Just Say I Love You In The Morning) are not part of a concert, they are studio cuts released only in Japan on this album and as a single (EWR-20556), the lyrics to Just Say I Love You In The Morning were written by Donny Pike.