On the Sunny Side is the most complex and daring record in the Four Lads catalog -- a collaboration with renowned arranger Claude Thornhill, it launches the group in a sophisticated new direction that flirts with jazz yet retains the signature polish of their previous pop hits. Thornhill favors a rich, full-bodied approach that exploits the full scope of the quartet's harmonies but sidesteps overbaked vocal gymnastics. The Four Lads respond with their most assured and creative performances, drawing on their gospel roots to deliver soulful, deeply felt renditions of perennials including "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Things We Did Last Summer," and "Dancing in the Dark."
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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny