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The pre-Downtown era is also represented by With all my heart, My friend the sea, Romeo and Sailor (a hit in America for Lolita under its German title Seemann). It also includes Chariot, a French million-seller, for which Petula recorded an English version called I will follow him (not included here). Petula's English version did not chart in Britain or America (although it did well in other countries), but Little Peggy March covered it and had an American chart-topper with it.
The peak years are represented by mostly the obvious tracks, though it is nice to see Two rivers included. This is a song Petula wrote herself about her divided loyalties between London, where she spent her early years, and Paris, where she has lived ever since.
The seventies and beyond are represented by an assortment of stage and movie songs along with a few other songs. These are often different from those selected for the Downtown to Sunset Boulevard compilation - Finian's rainbow and Goodbye Mr Chips are represented on each compilation by different songs - so you may find it worth buying this whatever music of Petula's you already have.
The variety of different songs and styles included here is breathtaking, which may not suit everybody, but demonstrates that Petula could sing just about any type of song and sound fantastic - and helps to explain why Petula has sold more records than any other British female singers, then or since.Read more ›
Petula is nothing less than perfect on this collection. It reminds us of her career highlights from the 1950s and 60s with such classics as Downtown,Don't sleep in the subway , Sailor,Romeo, and This is my Song.
This album also show highlights from Petula's stage sucesses of recent years,including a superb interpretation of "Tell me its not true" from Blood brothers, having heard the original version of this by Barbara Dickson, I feel this is the definitive version. I heard Petula sing it recently in concert and it mae the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end - sensational!
Buy this you won't regret it!
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I love her pitch and range of octives- fabulous, just fabulous!!Published 4 months ago by Julia Helmenstine
Excellent! great for a collection of all time favorites. A Classic.Published 6 months ago by Hector Solano
Yes, this CD brought back old memories of cleaning the house on Saturday when I was a kid. My mother would put on about 5 LPs on the old phonograph and away we would clean. Read morePublished on May 19, 2014 by Katie
Along with Petula's list of hit singles, this album includes some album cuts and her later theatrical songs. I look forward to downloading this onto my iPod soon.Published on April 7, 2010 by Sylvia
If you love Petula, you'll love this collection. Only a few "throw-away" tunes, and the rest are great.Published on December 2, 2009 by Michael J
I became familiar with Belafonte as a child in the 1950s. This beautiful collection recaptures the magnificence of his amazing talent throughout the many years of his career.Published on December 1, 2009 by L. Reed