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Open Your Heart: A Love Song Collection
     

Open Your Heart: A Love Song Collection

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by Petula Clark
 
Listeners looking for a collection of Petula Clark's big hits from the '60s might find this Valentine's Day-themed set of love songs a little disappointing -- none of those hits are here -- but it's definitely worth a second look. Clark was already in her thirties when "Downtown" and the like struck gold internationally, and she had been singing with success in the

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Listeners looking for a collection of Petula Clark's big hits from the '60s might find this Valentine's Day-themed set of love songs a little disappointing -- none of those hits are here -- but it's definitely worth a second look. Clark was already in her thirties when "Downtown" and the like struck gold internationally, and she had been singing with success in the U.K. for some time before that, and she kept singing well after the hit parade days ended. The tracks collected here were recorded in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, many of them with her longtime producer Tony Hatch, and several alternate takes and extended mixes are included. Among the highlights are Clark's wonderful version of Queen's "These Are the Days of Our Lives," tracked when the singer had just turned 70.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0617742200225
catalogNumber:
5085104

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Petula Clark   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Petula Clark   Composer,Audio Production
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Brian May   Composer
Bunny Sigler   Composer
Roger Taylor   Composer
Bob Crewe   Composer,Audio Production
Wayne Bickerton   Composer
Kenny Clayton   Arranger,Audio Production
Don Costa   Arranger,Audio Production
Mike Curb   Audio Production
John d'Andrea   Composer
John Deacon   Composer
Allan Felder   Composer
Phil Gernhard   Audio Production
Norman Harris   Composer
Tony Hatch   Arranger,Composer,Audio Production
Cory Lerios   Composer
Larry Muhoberac   Arranger
Frank Owens   Arranger
Tony Scotti   Audio Production
Noel Paul Stookey   Composer
Tony Waddington   Composer
Jim Pierson   Audio Production
Jackie Trent   Composer
Grant Sturiale   Composer
Lee Summers   Composer
Bob Guadio   Composer
Joseph Baker   Audio Production
Judi Pulver   Composer

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Open Your Heart: A Love Song Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BBNJ More than 1 year ago
I was very surprised that my local store that specializes in Oldie CDs had this new Petula Clark surprise this past Friday (based on CCM's own release). Representing more of Pet's 70s material that has been in the vaults, plus two new recordings from 2008, added with an unreleased track from those sessions for 2009 covers a lot of ground. I am so delighted that the compilation producer, Mr. Pierson found some English versions of French songs recorded in the 70s. SWISS VALLEY and THANK YOU MY LOVE were issued on the AZ label in France in 1974 (the latter song as "Thank You My Lord"). Hearing both in English for the first time is a joy. The new remasters of Wedding Song, a longer unreleased Serenade Of Love, an alternate vocal on C'est Ca Ma Chanson, and remaster of the delightful Silver Spoon are real treats. Though I've differed with the producer's work in the past, this delightful set is a must for every Petula fan. Mr. Pierson's other great accomplishment was getting issued the track "Fly Away" from the 1981 film "Never Never Land" on Pet's 2000 Anthology on Hip-O. If a second issue of Love Songs comes along via CCM, I hope it will include "Fly Away", several 80s Scotti Brothers tracks that have not made CD yet (Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, After Glow) and the one remaining duet track with Sasha Distel of "Taking It On" released on Polydor in 1973. It's A-side (Lead Me On) is on DUETS, but need the B-side, which is the better song. We can only hope for more, and you will enjoy this 21 track serenade.