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Sincerely is Brenda Lee's sixth studio album that was released on February 12, 1962 by Decca Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. You Always Hurt The One You Love 2:41
  2. Lazy River 2:15
  3. You've Got Me Crying Again 2:36
  4. It's The Talk Of The Town 3:10
  5. Send Me Some Lovin' 2:50
  6. How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky) 3:04
  7. I'll Always Be In Love With You 2:30
  8. I Miss You So 2:51
  9. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) 2:35
  10. Only You (And Only Me) 2:53
  11. Hold Me 2:34
  12. I'll Be Seeing You 2:35

Album BackgroundEdit

"Sincerely" was recorded in five separate sessions at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States under the direction of Owen Bradley.

The first session began on January 8, 1961 and the last session took place on October 28, 1961.

The album consisted of twelve tracks of material of previously recorded Pop music standards. It includes covers of "Lazy River" and "Fools Rush In".

It also includes a cover of "Hold Me", which would later become a major Pop hit in 1964 for P.J. Proby.

Unlike any of Brenda Lee's previous releases for the Decca label, the album did not contain any uptempo numbers that resembled that of Rock and Roll of Rockabilly music.

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Sincerely" peaked at #29 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Richie Unterberger of Allmusic found that the album did not "add much versatility" because of this missing element. He reviewed it and gave it three out of five stars, calling it, "one of the more forgettable albums from her prime, of value only to big fans and completists."

He also stated, "It wasn't unknown for rock singers to make albums dominated by adult-oriented material in an attempt to broaden their appeal, and Lee could sing this kind of stuff well. The problem was that the record featured almost nothing but these kind of songs, most of them taken at a slow tempo, and none of them rock & rollers (or hit singles, for that matter)."

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