She's a national icon now, what with all her M&S-ing over the years. so what better time to try and resurrect her musical career. Now, Twiggy, was never the greatest singer in the world, but given the right song she could carry a tune. She was also willing to learn, and by the time she was having a go at musical theatre, she'd come on leaps and bounds.
It's a while now since she worked on the musical stage, so her voice isn't quite as good as she managed back when she was doing this regularly. However, there is a warmth and personality that shines through the material, an innocence and naivete that is at odds with her experience, yet which is utterly endearing.
And she's picked some good songs, from 'Waterloo Sunset' through a delightful duet on 'Right Here Waiting' with the songs writer, Richard Marx, on into the classic songbook, with the likes of Gershwin and Rodgers & Hart appearing on the track list. Of the oldies, the highlights are 'They Can't Take That Away' and Ray Nobles always glorious 'The Very Thought Of You'. She keeps it in the family, with her daughter Carly Lawson duetting on Neil Young's 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart', and the production and arrangements throughout are a mellow delight, alternating between lush and intimate to great effect.
Your Mum will love it, so stick it in her stocking this Christmas.