Pretty Eyes

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This article is about the Peggy Lee album. For the song by The Cranberries, see Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.
Pretty Eyes
Studio album by Peggy Lee
Released 1960
Recorded July 1960
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 36:11
Label Capitol
Producer Dave Cavanaugh
Peggy Lee chronology
All Aglow Again!
(1960)
Pretty Eyes
(1960)
Christmas Carousel
(1960)

Pretty Eyes is a 1960 studio album by Peggy Lee, arranged by Billy May.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Dave Nathan awarded the album three stars and commented that "There's no brass in the orchestra, just flutes, woodwinds, and strings. The result is that the arrangements are tame compared to charts May turned out when he had trumpets and trombones to work with. On some tracks, one gets the impression that Lee got bored with some of the complacent arrangements and shows her indifference by having a bit of fun using overly broad vowel pronunciations on such tunes as "Pretty Eyes." But on the better stuff, such as the swinging "It Could Happen to You," "Too Close for Comfort," and "Fly Me to the Moon" done as a slow ballad, she holds nothing back. Although her bountiful vocal gifts are occasionally held somewhat in check, there's still enough here to satisfy Lee and vocal fans alike".[2]

The Allmusic website's use of the title "Fly Me To The Moon" for track 11 is incorrect. This album uses the song's original title "In Other Words" on the rear sleeve and Side 2 record label.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "As You Desire Me" (Allie Wrubel)
  2. "It Could Happen to You" (Sonny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
  3. "Pretty Eyes" (Marvin Phillips)
  4. "Moments Like This" (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser)
  5. "Remind Me" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern)
  6. "You Fascinate Me So" (Cy Coleman)
  7. "I Wanna Be Loved" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Billy Rose)
  8. "I'm Walking Through Heaven With You" (Jimmie Lunceford, Joe Turner)
  9. "I Remember You" (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger)
  10. "Too Close for Comfort" (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss)
  11. "In Other Words" (Bart Howard) (after the album was released this song became better known as "Fly Me To The Moon")
  12. "Because I Love Him So" (Peggy Lee, Milt Raskin)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Nathan, Dave. "Pretty Eyes". Allmusic. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Peggy Lee, "Pretty Eyes",Capitol T 1401 /ST 1401, 1960 Discogs, [1], Retrieved 26 November 2013