The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (album)

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The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
Studio album by Petula Clark
Released 1 January 1968
Genre Popular music
Label Pye Records (UK)
Warner Bros. Records (U.S.)
Producer Sonny Burke
Petula Clark chronology
These Are My Songs
The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener is the ninth album released by Petula Clark in the United States. It entered the Billboard 200 on February 17, 1968 and remained on the charts for 23 weeks, peaking at #93. [2] It fared better in the United Kingdom, where it reached #37. [3]

Recorded for the most part in September 1967 with the Wrecking Crew at the Los Angeles United Western Recorders, Produced by Sonny Burke and arranged by Ernie Freeman, the album marked Clark's ongoing transition away from Tony Hatch, who had been responsible for most of her earlier material. Here he contributed only the title track, co-written with Jackie Trent. This is also the only album containing a song in French language, L'île de France, where Clark was very successful at the same time.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons)
  2. "Black Coffee" (Sonny Burke, Paul Francis Webster)
  3. "The Last Waltz" (Les Reed, Barry Mason)
  4. "Answer Me, My Love" (Fred Rauch, Gerhard Winkler, Carl Sigman)
  5. "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener" (Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent)

Produced by Tony Hatch

  1. "Today, Tomorrow" (Norman Gimbel, Caetano Veloso)
Side Two
  1. "I Could Have Danced All Night" (from My Fair Lady) (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner)
  2. "At The Crossroads" (from Doctor Dolittle) (Leslie Bricusse)
  3. "L'ile de France" (Petula Clark, Pierre Delanoë)
  4. "The Cat in the Window (The Bird in the Sky)" (Gary Bonner, Alan Gordon)

Produced by Charles Koppelman and Don Rubin; arranged by Jack Nitzsche

  1. "For Love" (Al Grant)
  2. "Ballad of a Sad Young Man" (Francis Landesman, Thomas Wolfe)