(2002) The Best Of Julie London

Julie London

... read moreThere are quite a few single-disc Julie London best-of collections on the market. This fine compilation, The Very Best of Julie London, is the only double-disc offering to date. It does a wonderful job of providing an expanded but still easily digestible look at the career of the sultry singer. Of...

52′:08″ 18 Songs

1
Cry Me A River
Julie London
2:49
2
When I Fall In Love
Julie London
3:19
3
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
Julie London
2:35
4
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Julie London
3:15
5
God Bless The Child
Julie London
3:17
6
I'm In The Mood For Love
Julie London
2:28
7
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Julie London
2:15
8
Love For Sale
Julie London
2:40
9
My Heart Belongs To Daddy (Version 2)
Julie London
2:47
10
Two Sleepy People
Julie London
3:14
11
Black Coffee
Julie London
2:59
12
Basin Street Blues (2001 Remaster)
Julie London
3:03
13
You Go To My Head
Julie London
3:05
14
September In The Rain
Julie London
1:36
15
'Round Midnight
Julie London
2:55
16
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Julie London
2:13
17
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Julie London
4:22
18
There Will Never Be Another You
Julie London
3:16
Released 01 January 2002, This Compilation ℗ 2002 EMI Records Ltd

Review

There are quite a few single-disc Julie London best-of collections on the market. This fine compilation, The Very Best of Julie London, is the only double-disc offering to date. It does a wonderful job of providing an expanded but still easily digestible look at the career of the sultry singer. Of course it includes her signature song, "Cry Me a River," as well as a great many other songs she made her own like "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "Girl Talk," "Sway," and "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To." The sequencing of the tracks flows nicely and the focus on London's delicate treatment of standards gives the set a touch of class that some collections lack due to their inclusion of many of the novelty-style numbers that she recorded. The only track here that would fall into that category is London's cute but corny take on the Doors' "Light My Fire." London neophytes would be better served by a solid single-disc best-of; those who want more of her sweet pillow talk will find this to be a nice addition to their collection. ~ Tim Sendra