Petula Clark

Just Pet

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Just Pet was released the same year Petula Clark starred in the musical remake of Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and contains the song "Fill the World with Love" from that film. "No One Better Than You" was a minor adult contemporary hit, and the album is very much aimed at the adult audience rather than the pop crowd that made "Downtown" a big hit. A bombastic version of "Hey, Jude" with a raunchy wah-wah guitar solo is a misstep, but Clark's rendition of "Fool on the Hill" is more successful. An almost languid take of the Turtles' "Happy Together" neither contributes nor detracts from the album, but exacerbates the feeling that there are too many covers of big '60s pop hits. Just Pet and the later Petula 71 were reissued on one disc by Castle in 2001.

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