on 7 February 2006
After parting company with long-time label Columbia it would take something very special to lure Doris back into the recording studio. That something would be an album themed around some of her all-time favourite ballads and quite significantly a project that turned out to be her final as a recording artiste!
Doris set to work on sessions for "The Love Album" between May 25 and June 9 in 1967. Her vocals were combined with a dreamy backdrop of lush orchestration that came courtesy of conductor Sidney H. Feller and producer Don Genson (he of course later worked on her TV sitcom as an executive producer). Although an intended album for the time this was not to be. Instead subsequent events, that included the loss of her husband, overshadowed the project. The Love Album or the "Lost" album as it is often referred to simply vanished into obscurity...That was until the summer of 1993, when Doris's son Terry Melcher came across the original master tapes. Then, in 1994, this album finally received its first world release in the United Kingdom.
The 2006 re-issue now boasts "never-before-released" recordings that were made for Doris's 1970s TV specials. An added bonus that will enchant and allure collectors across the world!