This album is built around the theme of a lonely woman in a city recovering from a broken relationship. It is many ways a typical Susannah album, full of quality songs mainly drawn from the Great American Songbook but with the occasional song of more recent origin (the title track is by Rupert Holmes, while Neil Sedaka co-wrote The hungry years). Susannah's bluesy voice is, as ever, well suited to the songs she chooses to record. Her interpretations of these songs are not always faithful to the original - another characteristic of Susannah's albums.
This album includes covers of No more blues (Antonio Jobim), Bye bye country boy (Blossom Dearie), The lady's in love with you (Frank Loesser), The hungry years and other classics such as I won't dance and I've grown accustomed to his face. The lyrics are often sad or reflective but it is a very mellow, relaxing album, only occasionally steeping up the pace a little (as on The lady's in love with you and I won't dance). If you play it as background music, you may not realize how sad some of the songs are.
This is one of many excellent albums from the late, great Susannah.