Our Fair Lady - 1965

 
 

Julie London spent most of the 1960s recording middle-of-the-road vocal pop albums of varying degrees of worth before returning to West Coast jazz with a vengeance on 1965's All Through the Night. Recorded the same year as that excellent Cole Porter tribute, the bland Our Fair Lady comes off like corporate payback for a quick jazz rebellion. The arrangements on this release are lifeless, and though she projected a sexy, confident image on album covers, Julie London was always better at singing torch songs of unrequited love then whispering winking, come-hither tracks like "Never on Sunday" or kitsch songs such as "Theme From a Summer Place." While Our Fair Lady seems like a stopgap release, the balance between jazz and upscale pop was achieved on London's next release, the fine For the Night People. ~ Nick Dedina.


Track Listing:


1. The Days Of Wine And Roses

2. Call Me Irresponsible

3. Theme From A Summer Place

4. As Time Goes By

5. More

6. Charade

7. Never On Sunday

8. An Affair To Remember

9. Wives And Lovers

10. Fascination

11. Boy On A Dolphin

12. The Second Time Around

 

Album Review:

The Days Of Wine And Roses

Call Me Irresponsible

Theme From A Summer Place

As Time Goes By

More

Charade

Never On Sunday

An Affair To Remember

Wives And Lovers

Fascination

Boy On A Dolphin

The Second Time Around