- Baby Don’t You Cry No More
- Colours of My Life
- I Never Went Away
- Let the Music Take You
- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Dreams of Castillo
- Without Words
- It’s Not Easy to Say I love You
- So Quiet the Night
- So Many Stars.
Cleo Laine - Vocals
John Williams - Guitar
Rod Argent - Keyboards
Kenny Clare - Drums
Alec Dankworth - Bass
John Dankworth - Clarinet & Saxophones
Tristan Fry - Percussion
John Mole - Bass Guitar
Morris Pert - Percussion
Any Cleo Laine album is fine
with me, she is easily the finest vocalist
the UK has produced. I have been listening
to her from band singer with the Johnny Dankworth
Seven to her current status as an International
Superstar and I have never failed to enjoy
her performance. I am also a great admirer
of her husband and mentor John Dankworth,
who is also heard, but not featured to any
extent on this album.
John Williams is probably
the finest classical guitarist in the world,
but he is also able to turn his hand to other
genre, which is what he does here. The cross
over to jazz rarely works for classical musicians
and even here, things would have probably
have been even better with Barney Kessell!
That said however, this is a really pleasant
album, with good tune selection, including
some original compositions by the participants.
This is a re-release, the album was originally
available in 1983.