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Finally, Doris' 1957 album of Sid Feller-arranged love songs gets a Stateside release, and, what's more, three bonus tracks from her 1971 television special that have never been issued even on vinyl! Includes For All We Know; Are You Lonesome Tonight?; Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries; A Faded Summer Love , and more.
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The first 11 tracks are basically a lot of old standards (though 2 or 3 were not familiar to me!) which were chosen by Doris Day to record, not chosen for her by an A&R man like Mitch Miller. Listening to them, I was impressed by her clear picture of the type of song she could best do, as these new (to me) versions of the familiar songs were, by and large, the best versions I've ever heard of the songs. She sings them at a slower tempo than I'm used to, and sings verses that I've often never heard before, and it all works well. In a sense, I've waited 40 years to buy this album and it's certainly worth the wait.
The other 3, the airchecks, include the only "modern" song in the collection, Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," as well as remakes of two of Doris Day's earliest hits from the 1940s. They are done in a style rather different from the first 11, more up-tempo, with a big chorus and orchestra backing her, but I still enjoyed them and think the combination shows the great versatility that Doris Day possessed as a singer.
If you like Doris Day, or if you like old standards done well, buy this CD!
standards. Doris is, as usual, in excellent voice, and the arrangements are lush and appealing. From my point of view,
Doris retired from singing much too early. Further, her movies were so successful that her singing tended to be undervalued, at least in the last 15 or so years of her career. For my money, she is absolutely among the best of the best singers ever. If you like good music, you can't go wrong with this one.