Lost in You

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Petula Clark hadn't made a studio album featuring original compositions since the mid-70s when Lost in You was released in early 2013. Amazingly, it came 57 years after her 1957 debut album. Almost as amazingly, the 80-year-old Clark's voice has held up remarkably well, and throughout most of the album's 12 songs she sounds strong and soulful with only the occasional bit of studio trickery used to help her out. Working with producer John Williams, she's crafted an album that relies on a few covers an MOR country take on Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," an earnest version of "Imagine" and a batch of newly written songs that feature Clark looking back over a long life in music ...
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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Petula Clark hadn't made a studio album featuring original compositions since the mid-70s when Lost in You was released in early 2013. Amazingly, it came 57 years after her 1957 debut album. Almost as amazingly, the 80-year-old Clark's voice has held up remarkably well, and throughout most of the album's 12 songs she sounds strong and soulful with only the occasional bit of studio trickery used to help her out. Working with producer John Williams, she's crafted an album that relies on a few covers an MOR country take on Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," an earnest version of "Imagine" and a batch of newly written songs that feature Clark looking back over a long life in music "Reflections", lamenting lost love "Next to You", and looking for new love the country-rocking "Never Enough". Apart from her voice being so strong and soulful check out her pleading tones on "Lost in You" if you doubt that even a little, there are two big surprises on the album. First is the slowed-down and elegiac version of her biggest hit, "Downtown"; second is the opening track on the album, "Cut Copy Me." An insistent late-night ballad that blends acoustic guitars and swooning strings with Clark's Auto-Tuned voice and some icy synths, it's the kind of sad and pretty song Saint Etienne would kill for. It also serves notice that Lost in You isn't a nostalgic exercise for Clark; she's fully up to date. It's a quiet triumph of a song that stands as an equal to her best work from the past. There are a couple of missteps the thin-sounding cover of the Gershwin standard "He Loves and She Loves," the overwrought take on Elvis' "Love Me Tender" and one can't help but wish at times that she had chosen to work with a producer who was a little more sonically adventurous than Williams; he's stuck firmly in the middle of the road and while that fits some of the songs, it would have been interesting to hear what Air, for example, would have done with the sound. Wishes aside, Lost in You is an impressive achievement that shows Clark is still alive and kicking, and stands as a reminder that she is one of the great vocalists of her era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2013
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 887654325921
  • Catalog Number: 5432592
  • Sales rank: 129,006

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cut Copy Me (3:10)
  2. 2 Lost in You (2:49)
  3. 3 Crazy (3:52)
  4. 4 Never Enough (3:33)
  5. 5 Downtown (3:32)
  6. 6 Next to You (3:50)
  7. 7 Reflections (3:13)
  8. 8 He Loves and She Loves (3:01)
  9. 9 Every Word You Say (4:13)
  10. 10 Imagine (3:41)
  11. 11 Love Me Tender (2:40)
  12. 12 I Won't Care (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Petula Clark Primary Artist, Piano, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Synthesizer Bass
James Hallawell Organ, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Beth Porter Cello
John Williams Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Shaker
Steve Evans Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Flute, Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Soloist
Grant Sturiale Piano
Dave Ferguson Bass
Charlie Williams Guitar
Yul Desai Electric Guitar, Soloist
Paul Visser Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Mellotron
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Petula Clark Composer
John Lennon Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
James Hallawell Composer, Programming, Engineer
Tony Hatch Composer
John Williams Composer, Engineer
Claude Wolff Executive Producer
Vera Matson Composer
Steve Evans Engineer, Additional Production
Simon Wilcox Composer
Tim Debney Mastering
Thomas Callaway Composer
Grant Sturiale Composer
Gianfranco Reverberi Composer
Cozi Costi Composer
John Owen Williams Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer
Nick Chapman Artwork
Julien Scussel Cover Photo
Sarah Naghshineh Composer
Jamie Wignal Cover Illustration
Paul Visser Composer, Programming, Engineer
Brian Curton Composer
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