Tuesday, February 15, 2011



Track 1 - The Girl From Ipanema
Track 2 - Everything Is Beautiful
Track 3 - (They Long To Be) Close To You
Track 4 - Mariella
Track 5 - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Track 6 - Spinning Wheel
Track 7 - Fly Me To The Moon
Track 8 - My Cherie Amour
Track 9 - Strangers In The Night
Track 10 - The Odd Couple
Track 11 - Girl Talk
Track 12 - Somebody Cares About Me

While "The Illustrated London Noise" is a good album to get the party swinging, this effort by Alan Hawkshaw is for when things are winding down and you've had a little too much to drink. Or at least that's how it feels on the first half of this covers collection. However things take a turn for the groovier when the wonderful version of "Spinning Wheel" kicks in. The philicorda is hardly my favourite instrument but it suits "The Odd Couple" and "The Girl From Ipanema" perfectly and the versions presented here are delightful. Hawkshaw shows his skill and flair as always which makes this an attractive album for the lounge/easy crowd.


litlgrey said...

Hain't ne'er se'en this'un before!

Mr. Craig said...

You surely jest Litlgrey...I would be very surprised if a world weary blog troller like yourself hasn't downloaded and consumed this many a moon ago ;)

Armpit Studios said...

That's some tasty cheese!