Colour My World
You are the Sunshine of My Life
I Know a Place
This is My Song
Don't Sleep in the Subway
I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
You've Got a Friend
I Don't Know How to Love Him
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Here's why Pet's a star
Diminutive Petula Clark, one of the world's best female singers, showed the ability, versatility, sensitivity and feminity which has kept her a star for more than 30 years.
Radiant is the best way to describe Petula's looks; electric is the effect she has on an audience.
She has that rare ability to attract and transport one, vocally through her various moods.
And the way she changed moods--from gentle tenderness in a number like "You and I" from Goodbye Mr. Chips to the swinging up-tempo "Call Out My Name" to the sensitive "I Don't Know How to Love Him"--is sheer joy.
She sang some vintage Petula, revealing a wicked sense of humor, and gave a touch of the 'seventies to her hits "I Know a Place," "Don't Sleep in the Subway," "The Wedding Song" and "Downtown."
Her version of "Something": showed beyond doubt the "something" she's got.
Backing Petula with the Geoff Harvey Orchestra was her own rhythm section and vocalists; Rory Markovitz (drums), Kirk Hammett (bass) Ted Irving (guitar) and her pianist-conductor for the past eight years, Frank Owens, who must share some of the credit for her tremendously personal interpretations.
(Note: Actually, her band consisted of Roy Markowitz, Kirk Hamilton and Ted Irwin. The reviewer did manage to spell Frank Owens correctly.)