On My Way to Where was the first solo LP by Dory Previn, released in 1970.
Dory Previn established herself from the late 1950s as a lyricist for movie songs in Hollywood, in the process being nominated for three Academy Awards. However, by 1970 her marriage to composer and conductor Andre Previn had disintegrated, following his affair with Mia Farrow and her own mental health problems. She retreated into a hospital, where, as therapy, she was encouraged to write songs of self-analysis. With producer Nik Venet, she recorded On My Way To Where for his Mediarts company, which was later taken over by United Artists.
The album established her as a confessional singer-songwriter, revealing and analysing problems of childhood abuse, mental health and divorce. "Beware of Young Girls" was a sharp attack on Mia Farrow set to the melody of a traditional lullaby. The songs were performed by many of the top session musicians of the time.
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