Is That All There Is? (album)

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Is That All There Is?
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Studio album by Peggy Lee
Released 1969
Recorded Jun 8, 1967 - Oct 15, 1969
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 36:24
Label Capitol
Producer Phil Wright, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Dave Cavanaugh
Peggy Lee chronology
A Natural Woman
(1969)A Natural Woman1969
Is That All There Is?
(1969)
Bridge Over Troubled Water
(1970)Bridge Over Troubled Water1970

Is That All There Is? is a 1969 studio album by Peggy Lee, featuring arrangements by Randy Newman. The eponymous title track won Lee the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female at the 12th Grammy Awards.

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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album four and a half stars and commented that "Everything on this LP is a gem...The LP's centerpiece, however, is Newman's hit arrangement of Leiber & Stoller's title song, which was covered by P.J. Harvey in the 1990s. Influenced by German cabaret, this half-spoken, half-sung treasure is as hauntingly soulful as it is maudlin. The song's outlook is far from optimistic; essentially, it's saying that we might as well grab our moments of pleasure and enjoyment where we can find them because ultimately, life is nothing more than a meaningless series of disappointments. But there's nothing disappointing about Is That All There Is?, an LP that is most certainly among Lee's finest accomplishments."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Is That All There Is?" (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) - 4:20
  2. "Love Story" (Randy Newman) - 3:27
  3. "Me and My Shadow" (Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer) - 3:04
  4. "My Old Flame" (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 4:24
  5. "I'm a Woman" (Leiber, Stoller) - 2:09
  6. "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" (Neil Diamond) - 3:00
  7. "Something" (George Harrison) - 3:14
  8. "Whistle for Happiness" (Leiber, Stoller) - 3:25
  9. "Johnny (Linda)" (Newman) - 2:47
  10. "Don't Smoke in Bed" (Willard Robison) - 3:31

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Is That All There Is?". Allmusic. Retrieved March 19, 2011.