There's much more to Petula Clark's career than most people realize. She got her start on the BBC way back in 1942, long before "Downtown" made her an international star in 1964, and while her biggest hits were written by other composers, she has done much more than just dabble in writing and composing on her own, and has definite depth and skill as a songwriter. She was also quite a star in France after being invited by the French label Vogue to record in the language. She had several hits sung in French, beginning in 1957, and in some ways, her French output represented an alternative career to her English one. This set, originally released in 1962, serves as a sample and introduction to this side of her recording career.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett