Julie London: Around Midnight CD Track Listing

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Julie London Around Midnight (1960)
Originally Released 1960\nRemastered CD Edition Released September 26, 2006\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: In 1960, pop vocalist Julie London was really cranking out albums for the successful label Liberty Records. The success of her 1955 hit "Cry Me a River" put Liberty into overdrive and London responded by making some of the strongest records of her career. Her ability to interpret a song was at its strongest in the late '50s and early '60s, as is evidenced on the shimmering Around Midnight. While some of her best recordings were front of small jazz combos, Around Midnight proves that London was just as effective in front of larger orchestras and bands. The drowsy "Black Coffee" and lazy "Lush Life" typify the late-night feel of the album, leading right into "The Wee Small Hours of the Morning." [Julie...At Home was released in 1996 as a two-fer as Julie...At Home/Around Midnight.] -- Zac Johnson\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\narguably London's best album for the Capitol label, February 23, 2007\nReviewer: Byron Kolln (the corner of Broadway and Hollywood)\n\n'Around Midnight' is probably Julie London's greatest album from her days with Capitol. There's a dizzying jazz arrangement of "Lonely Night in Paris", a well-judged "Misty", and a suitably sultry "Don't Smoke in Bed" lends itself perfectly to London's style. \n\nThe biggest irony of Julie London's singing career was the fact that she never could give herself enough credit. She never felt her voice was special, and constantly downplayed her abilities. In the realm of the great jazz ladies, there was nobody who could touch her, nor will there ever be. Julie London was a complete original, and this reissue of 'Around Midnight' will be welcomed with open arms by her legion of fans. \n\n\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nLondon is at her sultry peak with this 1960's recording!, January 10, 2007\nReviewer: Ben Cassara (Close to NYC)\n\nPopular song stylist, Julie London truly got it all together to make this terrific album. 'Round Midnight is a typical example of that jazzy, bluesy, sultry sound that Ms. London was so famous for. Her voice is at it's peak with perfect phrasing.....and what a band! Her back up on all tracks shines as much as the singer! If you aren't familiar with London...this is the perfect CD to introduce her to you.....if you are and don't own this run...GET IT QUICK! You won't be sorry!\n\n\n\nHalf.com Details \nProducer: Si Waronker \n\nAlbum Notes\nPersonnel: Julie London (vocals).\nRecording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California (1960).\n\nJulie London was at the peak of both her popularity and her abilities in 1960, the year AROUND MIDNIGHT was released. Some listeners might find the string-laden arrangements and backing vocalists to be a bit dated, and there is indeed an unmistakable early-'60s lounge feel to the proceedings, but it all works perfectly in service of the album. This is thanks mostly to London's sultry delivery and masterfully understated phrasing, which glides like a caress. Her "cool" treatment of chestnuts like "Black Coffee" and "Misty" make AROUND MIDNIGHT a must for fans. Those interested in getting away from London compilations and investigating her studio efforts would also do well to start here.
This jazz cd contains 12 tracks and runs 34min 32sec.
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  1. Julie London - 'Round Midnight (02:54)
  2. Julie London - Lonely Night In Paris (02:12)
  3. Julie London - Misty (03:12)
  4. Julie London - Black Coffee (02:59)
  5. Julie London - Lush Life (01:42)
  6. Julie London - In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (02:49)
  7. Julie London - Don't Smoke In Bed (02:26)
  8. Julie London - You And The Night And The Music (02:41)
  9. Julie London - Something Cool (04:39)
  10. Julie London - How About Me (03:08)
  11. Julie London - But Not For Me (02:26)
  12. Julie London - The Party's Over (03:17)

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