A long time after first seeing "Darling Lili", I still find the main track, "Whistling Away the Dark" a really haunting, memorable song -- one of two that Henry Mancini wrote for Julie Andrews that are among my all-time favourite film songs. And very underrated. This song hinted at a darker, more interesting side to this irrepressibly perky performer than the maudlin music from "The Sound of Music" allowed her to have. In fact, my anticipation at seeing Dame Julie perform in London last week was based on the expectation/hope that she'd sing "Whistling Away the Dark" -- as a lower register song, given her horrendous misfortune on the operating table, it seemed to be potentially more aligned with her remaining voice. (She didn't sing it, but that's another story.) At any rate -- the one song makes this whole album worthwhile for me, and I think it's a genuine, overlooked gem.