Superb compilation with the obligatory chart successes of the 50s and 60s, some 70s tracks from her acclaimed "Memphis" and Warm and Tender" albums; a couple of fine duets with Michael McDonald and Dusty Springfield; a tribute to Queen; some excellent tracks from 2002, and most especially 4 new songs. Petula's voice is better, stronger and more soulful than ever on these fantastic, largely self-penned, rather reflective songs, recorded in London, New York, and the fantastic new studios of Arthanor Productions in Geneva in 2008 and with production by John Williams and David Hadzis. Difficult to say which I like best; each one is special in its own way.
The album has made the UK album charts, which, if I'm not mistaken, means that Petula has broken her own record as the longest live chart artiste in the world..... 1954 to 2008 (previously 2005). Way to go Pet.
She goes on and on, and gets better and better.
For Petula fans, don't miss this, whatever you do. The new songs are amazing. For others who don't know Pet apart from Downtown, this album really does what it says...It is Petula Then and Now.
It would be worth every penny at twice the price! I just hope she's working on a new album now.