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Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" Gets a Deluxe Expanded Edition

You are probably not going to believe it when we tell you this, but Debby Boone’s You Light Up My Life platinum-selling original album has never been reissued in any form, physical or digital. That a #6 charting album from 1977, one with an iconic song that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart as well as Top 10 Country and stayed there for a record-setting ten weeks, has been unavailable for decades is almost inconceivable when even the most obscure albums have been reissued on CD and everything seems to be available online even if you can’t find a physical copy.

But no, it really is true…and now, with Debby’s help, Real Gone Music is going to make up for lost time in the 40th anniversary of its original release. Included is the original album remastered digitally (by Ted Carfrae) for the first time ever, featuring the #1 hit “You Light Up My Life” as well as the Adult Contemporary hits “Baby I’m Yours,” “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” and “Hasta Manana” (the latter two performed by Debby with her sisters).

For this Deluxe Expanded CD Edition, they've added no less than 13 bonus tracks: non-LP rarities like “He’s a Rebel,” the B-side to “You Light Up My Life,” a pair of collectible Motown singles by The Boone Girls and six unreleased recordings featuring charming remakes of classic ‘60s pop favorites from “You Don’t Own Me” to “Popsicles and Icicles”

With production work by Mike Curb, Bob Gaudio, Michael Lloyd, Fred Werner, Joe Brooks and Don Costa, these long-lost sides are seminal ‘70s soft rock, and to place them in proper context, writer Joe Marchese has conducted an extensive interview with Debby for the liner notes. Throw in rare photos on a gorgeous digipak and this set truly will light up the life of any pop music lover…still can’t believe this one went four decades without a reissue!

Debby Boone has enjoyed Top 10 successes on the Pop, Country, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Christian charts. She became a house-hold name thanks to her record-breaking debut single “You Light Up My Life” in 1977.

“You Light Up My Life” is one of the most popular recordings in modern music history and remains in the Top 10 of Billboard’s most successful singles of the past 60 years. It won both the Oscar and Grammy Awards in 1978 for Best Song and the American Music Award for Best Pop Single.

In addition to earning a Best New Artist Grammy in 1978, Debby was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal – Female and Record of The Year, was named the Top New Female Artist the same year by both the Academy of Country Music’s and Music City News. She has subsequently won another pair of Grammys for her contemporary Christian recordings in addition to two Dove Awards and numerous Record World honors.

You Light Up My Light launched Debby’s solo career and solidified her multi-generational appeal with dozens of television appearances including her own specials and frequent guest spots on variety and talk shows ranging from The Midnight Special and Solid Gold to The Tonight Show and Oprah.

The granddaughter of country music pioneer Red Foley, Debby has enjoyed a string of hit songs on the country charts beginning with “You Light Up My Life” and continuing with the #1 “Are You On The Road To Lovin’ Me Again” and others.

The daughter of crooner Pat Boone and the daughter-in-law of songstress Rosemary Clooney, Debby Boone has devoted her most recent musical endeavors to the Great American Songbook while also continuing her work in musical theatre.

The Deluxe Edition of the You Light Up My Life album will be available on December 1.

The track list:
  • You Light Up My Life
  • A Rock and Roll Song
  • Micol's Theme
  • It's Just a Matter of Time
  • Hey Everybody
  • When I Look at You (My Love)
  • From Me to You
  • Baby I'm Yours
  • When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
  • The End of the World
  • Your Love Broke Through
  • Hasta Mañana
  • He's a Rebel
  • My Guy
  • Please Mr. Postman
  • Friend
  • You Don't Own Me
  • Till
  • Put Your Head on My Shoulder
  • Popsicles and Icicles
  • Laugh While I Cry
  • See If It Comes Out Love
  • God Bless the Beasts & Children
  • Anthem-Revelation
  • Curiosity Killed the Cat