Stacey Kent - The Boy Next Door (2LP, Pure Pleasure)
Stacey Kent - The Boy Next Door (2LP, Pure Pleasure)
Stacey Kent - The Boy Next Door (2LP, Pure Pleasure)
Stacey Kent - The Boy Next Door (2LP, Pure Pleasure)
Stacey Kent - The Boy Next Door (2LP, Pure Pleasure)
Stacey Kent - The Boy Next Door (2LP, Pure Pleasure)

Stacey Kent - The Boy Next Door (2LP, Pure Pleasure)

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Stacey Kent - Vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Stacey Kent]

Jim Tomlinson (Saxophones, backing vocals), Colin Oxley (guitar) David Newton (piano, Keyboards, backing vocals), Dave Chamberlain (Bass), Matt (Drums), Curtis Schwartz (backing vocals)

Written by Carolyn Leigh (A1), Cy Coleman (A1), Hugh Martin (A2, A3), Ralph Blane (A2, A3), Charles Trenet (A4), Irving Berlin (B1), Cole Porter (B2, D4), Walter Donaldson (B3), Burt Bacharach (B4), Hal David (B4), Carole King (C1), Duke Ellington (C2), Paul Francis Webster (C2), Bill Graham (C3), Joe Carroll (C3), Richard Rodgers (C4), Oscar Hammerstein II (C4), Harry Nemo (D1), Arthur Freed (D2), Nacio Harb Brown (D2), Hoagy Carmichael (D3), Michel Legrand (D5), Paul Simon (D6)


2 LPs, gatefold jacket

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure Records

Original Label : Candid

Recorded, engineered and mixed by Curtis Schwartz at Curtis Schwartz Studios, Ardingly, England on February 18th to 22nd 2003

Produced by Jim Tomlinson

Originally released in 2003

Reissued in June 2011


Tracks :

Side A :

  1. The Best Is Yet To Come
  2. The Boy Next Door 
  3. The Trolley Song 
  4. Que reste-T-Il De Nos Amours?

Side  B :

  1. Say It Isn't So
  2. Too Darn Hot
  3. Makin' Whoopee
  4. What The World Needs Now Is Love

Side C :

  1. You've Got A Friend 
  2. I Got It Bad
  3. Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee 
  4. People Will Say We're In Love

Side D :

  1. 'Tis Autumn 
  2. All I Do Is Dream of You
  3. I Get Along Without You Very Well
  4. You're The Top 
  5. Que Feras-Tu De Ta Vie? 
  6. Bookends

Reviews :

« Wrapping her sweet voice around songs by male singers she admires, Stacey Kent delivers another pleasant and low-key album with The Boy Next Door. Kent's tribute choices range from traditional pop (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett) to mainstream jazz instrumentalists (Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie) to the softer side of rock (James Taylor, Simon and -- unmentioned in the liner notes -- Garfunkel). With a gentle conviction akin to early Blossom Dearie without the cheeky flair, the album makes for breezy listening. The 16 tracks don't differ enough in tone, making the album a bit too long, but individual moments of warm openhearted excellence make it worthwhile. The sentimentality of "Bookends" or "'Tis Autumn" suit her precious delivery well, while the sly moments of "Makin' Whoopee" feel out of the singer's reach. The bandmembers stay out of the way for the most part, waiting for their solos rather than interacting much with Kent. Drummer Matt Home's light but lively style is especially accommodating and guitarist Colin Oxley's percussive take on "Too Darn Hot" ends up being the album's greatest moment. » AllMusic Review by David Jeffries


Rating :

Allmusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4.46 / 5

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