Monday, January 14, 2008

Petula Clark - 'Rain' and other cover tunes from her 'I Couldn't Live Without Your Love' LP (1966)

It's always been hard not to adore Petula Clark, especially her music from the latter half of the 1960's in collaboration with arranger
Tony Hatch.

I've always been on the lookout for a good cover tune, and I went just plain nuts for Pet's version of The Beatle's 'Rain' when I first heard it years and years ago.

'Bang Bang' kicks ass on this album too...

- Click this link to read the album's back cover liner notes, as written by Stan Cornyn.

From Petula Clark's
'I Couldn't Live Without Your Love' LP
(Warner Bros. Records, 1966),
Listen to:

Strangers In The Night
Monday, Monday
Bang Bang
Homeward Bound
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Elusive Butterfly

(click for audio)

- - OR download all 7 tracks in one 18.2 Mb zipfile.

- See also:
Petula -
Official Home Page


Anonymous said...

Always LOVED Pet... She was an actress in the 1940's & began her singing carreer long before she finally hit the big time during the Brittish Invasion. Better than Judy Garland, YES, THERE, I've said it!

Ravel said...

I have to thank you for your very intelligent blog. Yes, it is. You make me discover a lot of music too. Who thought of the passing of Ruth Wallis? or Umeki? You did.
As for Pet Clark, I was listening to her (in French) in the mid-70's when I was in my teens. She has always been part of my life. A few years ago, I discovered her american years ("San Francisco" is an absolute favorite")... There is nothing like her as she has a very specific voice, instantly recognizable.
Her recent live show (on DVD and CD)is quite a surprise; she is still quite good, a highly enjoyable pro with a lot to give.
Here; I shared what I could with you too.
Ravel, Montreal, Quebec

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