1. Let Me Be The One
2. Loss Of Love
3. Cry Like A Baby
4. Don't Say I Didn't Tell You So
5. For Free
6. Maybe I'm Amazed
8. Time And Love
9. I've Got My Eyes On You
10. Couldn't Sleep
11. I Just Can't Wait To Hold You
12. The Song Of My Life
13. The Song Is Love
14. For Love (Double Vocal Version)
15. The Song Of My Life (Alternate Version)
16. It's So Easy (Unfinished Demo)
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Divinely soulful~Bravo Petula!!!
2005年3月22日 - (Amazon.com)
Petula Clark had it together when going to famed Criteria Studios in Miami to record this masterful collection of soulful performances on the same lofty level of "Dusty In Memphis" masterpiece, Carmen McRae "Just A Little Lovin'" masterpiece and classic Aretha Franklin recordings at Atlantic Records. All these awesome Lp's were recorded with same amazing group of stellar musicians with legendary producer Arif Mardin at the helm. By early 70's when this tremendous album was released, trend had developed where only singer-songwriters were played on the American Radio airwaves, great works as this stellar release were sadly ignored. If this engrossing & mesmerizing classic had promotion plus airplay it easily would have been the tremendous success it deserved to be with numerous Top 40 hits plus a few well deserved "Grammy Awards"! Opening gorgeous and hypnotic "Let Me Be The One", one can feel Petula in a deeply soulful groove unlike before, had this mesmerizing performance been released as 45rpm in the great musical sixties instead of 70's singer/songwriter period where great singers were ignored and foolishly labeled passé, sure thing this engrossing gem would have been a huge success making Petula Clark the Superstar she deserved to be in America in the seventies. Extraordinary material & performances top her sixties wave of hit songs which is really saying something. "Loss Of Love" moody & haunting while red-hot rocker "Cry Like A Baby" matches original hit version, easily could have been a hit all over again for Petula. A sublime Bacharach/David classic "Don't Say I Didn't Tell You So" is moody and hypnotic, given a new life while Joni Mitchell's "For Free" takes one on a wondrous musical journey & vocal beauty and emotion tops the original without a doubt, easily this one could have been a chart-topper! Released as a single "Maybe I'm Amazed" would have changed the course of Miss Clark's career as this incredible performance showing Petula can rock out with the best of them, stunning definitive version of "Maybe I'm Amazed" would have been a chart-topper easily going to #1 in a flash...what were they thinking? Carole King classic "Beautiful" is a deeply soulful illuminating performance as Petula tops other versions, Petula takes on Laura Nyro "Time And Love" easily beating out tired formula 5th Dimension bubble-gum hit version! "I've Got My Eyes On You" becomes a fascinating sultry hauntingly gorgeous gem being a magnificent performance as is riveting soulful gem "Couldn't Sleep", both are deeply soulful performances showing Petula Clark a soulful match to "White Queen Of Soul" Dusty Springfield and "Queen Of Soul" Aretha Franklin, that is really saying something. Unique strong driving rhythm showcases another tremendous Petula vocal making "I Just Can't Wait To Hold You" wildly fascinating while "The Song Of My Life" sweeping romantic grandeur is one of Petula Clark's most stunning and spectacular vocals ever. Bonus tracks terrific with the Peter, Paul and Mary "The Song Is Love" a captivating stand-out. "Warm And Tender" (more accurately "In A Soulful Groove") a must masterpiece to have for anyone loving a great singer in a sublime setting in a collection containing zero filler...Bravo Petula Clark!
PETULA CLARK'S LAST RELEASE ON WARNERS IS WONDERFUL
2000年9月16日 - (Amazon.com)
This was Clark's last effort for the Warner Brothers label, and a dramatic departure from the "Downtown" sound she had created and nurtured with songwriter/arranger Tony Hatch. Delving into different musical genres, she came up with a mixed bag of lush, symphonic melodies ("The Song of My Life"), simple folk tunes (Joni Mitchell's "For Free"), rockin' soul ("Cry Like a Baby"), and contemporary pop (Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed", Carole King's "Beautiful"). Add to these tunes by Bacharach/David, Laura Nyro, and a lilting oddity by Australian Rolf Harris (plus four other tracks), and the end result is a stunning end to Clark's days with Warner and a sign of the experimentation that was to come. Definitely worth a listen.