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5.0 out of 5 stars Soft, cool, romantic jazz, 9 Sept. 2002
Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Gone for the Day/Fair and Warmer (Audio CD)
The late, great, June Christy was the ultimate stylist. June had her limitations, but worked within them to great effect. She was at her best on the soft, romantic numbers, but she was well capable of picking up the tempo when required. June always allowed her musicians their share of the glory - there are nice instrumental breaks here and there, but ultimately it is June's voice that is important.
These albums do not represent June's artistic peak (The Misty Miss Christy and Something Cool are generally regarded as her two best, though opinions are divided between them) but the two albums which make up this CD are of an extremely high quality. Most singers never come close to recording albums of this quality, never mind those other two.
What you have here (as the two titles suggest) are two albums which are inspired by, and ideal as a background for, those warm summer nights - but you can play them at other times of the year when you want to dream about summer.
If you are already familiar with June's music, this twofer will make a wonderful addition to your collection. If not, this is a great place to start - but whether you start here, or with another of June's albums, you may end up buying several of June's albums, just as I did, and you'll wonder why it took you so long to buy that first one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make them like that anymore! Two most sumptuous albums by June Christy, 27 April 2010
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I always remember June Christy as a blonde sophisticated lady who sings melancholy, romantic love songs that are very unusual with difficult melodies. She didn't have the prettiest voice in the world but she has got a style. Her voice is languid, warm and intimate. Her phrasing is faultless.

Although her most famous album is "Something Cool". June Christy said that she never liked that album. She felt that it was too popular. She prefers singing obscure songs and she has got an ear for difficult tune (for instance, listen to "Interlude" on this album, only Miss Christy could do justice).

"Gone for the day" is one of my favourite albums by her. I love it more than the second part of the CD: "June, Fair and Warmer" album. It's such a bargain for this lush, romantic album.

My ultimate favourite tracks in the album: Milton Raskin & Andre Previn's song "Lost in a Summer Night". The strings and flute composition and vocal arrangments are so sumptuous and melancholy in this track. Her voice grows on you. I don't think I'll ever get tired of listening to Gone for the day album.

I'd highly recommend June Christy's vintage album, "Ballads for Night People/Intimate Miss Christy".
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5.0 out of 5 stars June Christy sings Gone For The Day & Fair and Warmer, 31 Dec. 2010
Dr. H. A. Jones "Howard Jones" (Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Gone for the Day/Fair and Warmer (Audio CD)
We have two LP transfers on this CD to give us 24 lovely tracks of June Christy accompanied by the Pete Rugolo Orchestra, recorded in June and July 1957. Together with Misty Miss Christy and Something Cool, this is one of my favourite June Christy CDs. There are so many lovely tunes, beautifully sung by June and excitingly arranged by Pete Rugolo. Many songs are familiar from other albums - `When the world was young', `Imagination', Frank Loesser's `I've never been in love before', Irving Berlin's `The best thing for you', Warren & Gordon's `I know why', Arlen & Koehler's `When the sun comes out'. But as usual on June Christy LPs (CDs) there are many tunes that on first hearing were unfamiliar to me, like Alex Wilder's `It's so peaceful in the country'; Pete Rugolo's `Interlude' to which Bob Russell put words; Henry Nemo's `When you awake', and several others. This is a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining CD, vocally and orchestrally.
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