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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings
marylebone village ,

surprise favorite

this is a great album. first bought it as a gift from rizzoli on 57th street in new york. have been a fan ever since and finally got it for myself.

dj prozac ,

nana as sex kitten

nana mouskouri was one of the 20th century's great vocalists. unfortunately, she often ran a deficit when came to selecting material to sing and a great many of recordings from the 70s & 80s with their covers of songs like "silver threads & golden needles" or "ruby, don't take your love to town" rate pretty high on the cheesiness scale. however, when she was at her best she was sublime and this album, long out of print, shows her at her unspoiled best.

at a point in her life when her physicality was anything but (overweight, matronly in appearance), under the guidance of quincy jones she was transformed into a true sex kitten for this album. as she purrs and moans her way through standards like "no moon at all," "hold me, thrill me, kiss me" and "don't go to strangers" mouskouri gives us an unforgettable set of performances that sound amazing contemporary by today's standards. my only complaints are that, even though this is essentially a makeout album, the stylings of the songs are overly similar-the 3 cuts at the end which show us what nana sounded like in "typical" quincy jones stylings are a nice break and the rather overdone "what now my love" which anticipates lightweight pop direction in which she'd eventually go. otherwise, this is an amazing set of songs done in a style that we'd never hear from her again in her subsequent recordings.

Double0porker7 ,

What is it?

I cannot say enough good things about this album. I don't know if it's the presents of Quincy Jones as producer or what, but this is Nana's best. Great song choices and perfect vocals and arrangments. A must have for Nana fans and people who just love good vocal music.

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