Love Is...The Tender Trap

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Love Is...The Tender Trap
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 12, 1999
GenreVocal Jazz
LabelCandid (UK)/Chiaroscuro (USA)
ProducerJim Tomlinson
Stacey Kent chronology
Close Your Eyes
Love Is...The Tender Trap
Let Yourself Go: Celebrating Fred Astaire

Love Is...The Tender Trap is a 1999 studio album by Stacey Kent.[1]

Kent's second studio album, it was produced by and features her husband, tenor saxophonist Jim Tomlinson.[2] In an interview with Billboard magazine to promote the album Kent said that "Even when I'm singing of unrequited love, it may not reflect my life, but the quality of the song allows me to deliver it truthfully".[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Scott Yanow, writing on gave the album three stars out of five. In his review Yanow said that Kent "has an attractive voice and a lightly swinging style". He added that she "uplifts each of the familiar tunes slightly but does not add much of herself to the material", and concluded by remarking on her future potential.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Tender Trap" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 4:42
  2. "I Didn't Know About You" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) - 4:43
  3. "Comes Love" (Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias) - 4:04
  4. "In the Still of the Night" (Cole Porter) - 5:08
  5. "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) - 4:43
  6. "East of the Sun" (Brooks Bowman) - 6:36
  7. "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (James F. Hanley) - 4:14
  8. "They Say It's Wonderful" (Irving Berlin) - 4:57
  9. "Don't Be That Way" (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) - 4:22
  10. "They All Laughed" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 4:01
  11. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" (Bob Hilliard, David Mann) - 4:59
  12. "It's a Wonderful World" (Harold Adamson, Jan Savitt, Johnny Watson) - 4:21




  1. ^ a b c Love Is...The Tender Trap at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (30 January 1999). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 38–. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 21 February 2013.