Label: Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records - WS 1719 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Repress, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Pop • Style: Vocal, Easy Listening
With the main production by Sonny Burke, this orchestrated album, arranged and conducted by Ernie Freeman, produced two hits, but here's the catch: the hits were generated separate from Burke's focus for this project. It's a brazen mix of the pop hits with the kind Peter Piper - Frank Mills - Frank Mills music Linda Ronstadt brought the world with her Nelson Riddle collaborations.
The tacky Stan Cornyn liner notes, as on the Claude Wolff orchestrated album which would followed some My Lovely Man - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik after Portrait of Petulatry to convince us that these sophisticated musical outings make "Pet", a "woman.
Dolittle, are fun, and, as Pia Zadora's husband hired Isle De France - Petula Clark - The Other Mans Grass Is Always Greener Sinatra's band to tour with the actress in the '80s, there is a certain cache that comes with mixing classy and so-called sophisticated music with artists who found their initial fame in the world of pop.
In retrospect, it all blurs into catalog, and an artist either makes good records or records that aren't so good. All records by Petula Clark are consistent and have their own touch of class, though Sonny Burke seems to understand how to utilize her voice a little better on The Other Man's Grass Is Who Ever Wins Gets Born - Tanned Christ - Edifice (File, Album) Greener than Claude Wolff did with Portrait of Petula, allowing the singer to blend in with the surroundings and not trying to overpower her with big music.
This use of four different producers is something that Tina Turner and other artists would employ in the 80's, but it wasn't as much a common practice when this project was issued. The same "sophistication" the liner notes try to push on us was evident on the Tony Hatch-produced Color My World album.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. Petula Clark. Black Coffee. The Last Waltz. Answer Me, My Love. Today, Tomorrow. Norman Gimbel. At the Crossroads. Leslie Bricusse. Isle de France. For Love.
Al Grant. Ballad of a Sad Young Man. Don't Give Up. Have Another Dream on Me. Your Love Is Everywhere. One in a Million. Beautiful in the Rain. This Girl's in Love With You.
Kiss Me Goodbye. We're Falling in Love Again. Ray Davies. Why Can't I Cry? The Good Life. Today, Tomorrow Norman Gimbel. At the Crossroads Leslie Bricusse. For Love Al Grant. Days Ray Davies.
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