Love Is a Season

Eydie Gorme

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Love Is a Season Review

by Jason Ankeny

A song cycle that spans from "The Things We Did Last Summer" to "Winter Night" and back again, Love Is a Season transcends the novelty parameters of its concept to emerge as one of Eydie Gorme's most rewarding albums. Even if the basic idea behind the session is a bit familiar and trite, few other singers who've tackled the seasonal theme have possessed the sheer scope of Gorme's talents. She's as comfortable and compelling on material like "September Song" as she is on "Easter Parade," shifting effortlessly from pop effervescence to torch song melancholy. Don Costa's jazzy arrangements are no less vital to the album's success, perfectly pinpointing the music's seasonal settings but never succumbing to clichés.

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