A Lulu double header – 2 mid 60s American albums back to back, presented with bonus tracks too! First up is To Sir With Love – an album named after and starting with Lulu's super huge hit from the film of the same name – the tune that crossed her over big with American audiences in the 60s, and which paved the way for a short burst of fame on the US market! The album's got a surprising depth overall – a nice range of modes that goes way beyond that straighter soul-influenced sound that other Brit girl pop singers were using at the time – with bits of folk, rock, fuzz, and sunshine all getting some nice play as the tunes roll on. Part of the credit goes to arrangers John Paul Jones and Peter Knight, but this sound is probably most likely due to producer Mickie Most, who gives Lulu the same wide ranging styles he was bringing to his work with Donovan at the time. Titles include "To Sir With Love", "Morning Dew", "Rattler", "Love Loves To Love Love", "Day Tripper", "Best Of Both Worlds", "The Boat That I Row", and "You & I". It's Lulu is a hip little record too – one that boasts some stellar Mickie Most production, at a level that makes sure that Lulu's vocals aren't the only thing that stand out on the record! The backings are superb – sweet one minute, groovy the next, and always done with some of the more forward-thinking modes of the British pop scene at the time. Titles include "Gimme Some Lovin", "I Started A Joke", "Where Did You Come From", "A House Is Not A Home", "Show Me", "The Mighty Quinn", and "My Ain Folk". CD features 6 bonus tracks too – single versions of "Dreary Days & Nights", "Me The Peaceful Heart", "Look Out", "Boy", "Sad Memories", and "I'm A Tiger".
(Out of print.)