This English Liberty LP from the 1980s has one selection apiece from 13 of Julie London's earlier albums. Although she never thought of herself as a singer, London had a sensuous and surprisingly flexible voice that sounded at its best in intimate jazz settings. Highlights of this set (in addition to the miniature reproductions of London's famed album covers) are her hit "Cry Me a River," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Mad About the Boy," "Invitation to the Blues," "The Nearness of You" and "Daddy." This hard-to-find LP serves as a perfect introduction to the magic of Julie London's music.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow