Julie London – Time For Love: The Best Of Julie London (1991)

Julie London - Time For Love: The Best Of Julie London (1991)
Artist: Julie London
Album: Time For Love: The Best Of Julie London
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening
Origin: USA
Released: 1991
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Cry Me A River
In The Middle Of A Kiss
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
No Moon At All
June In January
‘Round Midnight
In The Still Of The Night
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Invitation To The Blues
Easy Street
Go Slow
The Thrill Is Gone
I Surrender, Dear
Two Sleepy People
A Cottage For Sale
Gone With The Wind
I’m In The Mood For Love


A collection of dusky, atmospheric mood music released as a CD in 1990, Time for Love serves as a superb overview of the jazz-pop songstress in her prime. Seductive and personal interpretations of “No Moon at All,” “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” “Cry Me a River” (a major hit for her), and other classics beautifully demonstrate that, like June Christy and Helen Merrill, London realizes just how effective subtlety can be. While the big band accompaniment on some sides (including a soul-baring version of Thelonious Monk’s “‘Round Midnight”) is nothing to complain about, London is best served by intimate, minimalist small groups — some boasting only Barney Kessel’s guitar and Ray Leatherwood’s bass.
Review by Alex Henderson