The Wonderful World Of

Julie London - 1963

 

Album Review:

The Wonderful World of Julie London is a pop album without the jazz underpinnings of "Cry Me a River" and most of her best work. The LP was produced by Snuff Garrett and arranged by Ernie Freeman, but the music isn't pop/rock -- it's a neat foreshadowing of the easy listening sound of the mid- to late '60s, and a perfect example of the kind of music that necessitated the adult contemporary label. Breezy and modern without borrowing from rock, The Wonderful World of Julie London delivers snappy performances of Cole Porter songs alongside contemporary numbers by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman in London's distinctive sultry voice. This was London's final charting album and is still an agreeable listen, but isn't as timeless and appealing as her traditional pop recordings. ~ Greg Adams


Track Listing:


1. I'm Coming Back to You

2. Soft Summer Breeze

3. Can't Get Used to Losing You 

4. A Taste of Honey

5. Little Things Mean a Lot 

6. In the Still of the Night

7. Love for Sale 

8. When Snowflakes Fall in the Summer

9. How Can I Make Him Love Me?  

10. Say Wonderful Things 

11. Guilty Heart  

12. (I Love You and) Don't You Forget It

I’m Coming Back To You

A Taste Of Honey

In The Still of The Night

Love For Sale

When Snowflakes Fall in the Summer

Say Wonderful Things

Guilty Heart

Can’t Get Used to Losing You

Little Things Mean a Lot

Soft Summer Breeze

How Can I Make Him Love Me

(I Love You And) Don’t You Forget It