Definite magic from Jackie Trent – a great collection of work from one of the sweetest singers of the Brit pop scene of the 60s! There's a definite Bacharach influence happing on many of these tracks – a groove that's nicely syncopated, even when sweet – so that the mellower tunes retain a stepping sort of rhythm, and the more upbeat numbers really roll out with a nice sense of fullness. Jackie's vocals are somewhat pointed, to match the feel of these backings – a bit like those of her contemporaries Cilla Black
and Petula Clark, but a bit different too. Most of the numbers were arranged by husband Tony Hatch, but the set also features a few handled by Johnny Harris and Bob Leaper as well. Titles include "7:10 From Suburbia", "Love So Fine", "Lazy Day", "The Joker", "While The City Sleeps", "Such A Small Love", "I'm A Fool To Want You", "The Sweetest Sounds", "It's Not Unusual", "To Show I Love Him", "When The Summertime Is Over", "Faces", "I Believe In You", and "This Time".
(Out of print.)