zAn incredibly lovely later album from Peggy Lee
– her first album for Atlantic, and proof that she was still growing tremendously as an artist, well into the 70s! The record's title track was a tune written for Peggy
by Paul McCartney, who also produced the number for the record – and it's got a wonderful "adult" feel – one that steps off even more from Peggy
's last Capitol recordings. But in some way, the real star of the album is Dave Grusin – who co-produced the rest of the record along with Peggy
, and who gives the session a warmly laidback jazz-based approach – one that's miles away from Peggy
's 60s work, and handled in a maturely mellow groove that's totally great. The sound is tight, but never too slick – and Peggy
's aging vocals sparkle beautifully amidst a host of modern tunes that include "He Is The One", "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter", "You Make Me Feel Brand New", "Sweet Lov'liness", "Sweet Talk", "Always", and the funky classic "Easy Evil". CD features bonus tracks "The Nickel Ride", "Let's Keep Dancing", "I Wanna Be Seduced", "I Am His Lady", and "Let's Love (alt version)".