Peggy Lee - Then Was Then, Now Is Now / Bridge over Troubled Water (2009)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 67 min | 155 MB
Label: Collector's Choice | Rel: 2009
Unfortunately, Melvoin doesn't seem to have had time to come up with anything new and interesting on such songs as Bacharach and David's "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," which had just gone to number one for B.J. Thomas, or Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," which was still at the top of the charts for Simon & Garfunkel as the recording sessions were held. And Lee just followed along, turning in competent but unremarkable readings. She and Melvoin were better at the uptempo material, such as covering B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone" and the Newman composition "Have You Seen My Baby." Among the ballads, "You'll Remember Me" (an entry on the Easy Listening chart) sounded like an attempt to follow "Is That All There Is?" with another world-weary performance, and the version of the Michel Legrand movie song "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" made a strong album closer.