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Superb combo of two of Miss London's finest albums
on June 5, 2002
I was first turned on to Julie London's amazingly sultry voice through the Ultra Lounge collection, then later when I bought a three -CD box set on a whim that, although does a great job of highlighting her prolific career, skips many of her greatest performances, many of them captured on this must-have disc for any fan of Julie's or for good old-fashioned standards bathed in strings ("Your Number Please...") or vamped up or nearly whispered, depending on the song ("Calendar Girl.") The set has many highlights, and the first half, "Calendar Girl," has plenty of outstanding original songs, some of which surpass a few standards. Among my faves are "June in January," "February Brings the Rain," and "November Twilight" from "Calendar," and fantastic Andre Previn-conducted renditions of "It Could Happen to You," "They Can't Take Thay Away From Me," and "Love Is Here to Stay" on "Number," although really the whole thing is top-notch. Many of these songs have been performed hundreds of times by some of the most legendary of artists, but no one could make them as sexy and intimate as Julie does on this disc. It warms up any winter evening but plays just as nicely on a hot summer porch. Perfection!