Reviewing the Situation

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This article is about the 1969 Sandie Shaw album. For the song of the same name, see Oliver! For the TV episode of The Brittas Empire with the same name, see List of The Brittas Empire episodes § Series 7 (1997).
Reviewing the Situation
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Studio album by Sandie Shaw
Released 1969
Genre Pop
Label Pye
Producer Sandie Shaw
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Reviewing the Situation is the fifth original album by 1960s British girl singer Sandie Shaw. Released in late 1969 by Pye Records, it contained material very different from that which pop-lovers were accustomed to hearing from Shaw. This was Shaw's first time producing an album herself and she chose to cover songs made popular by more alternative artists who she felt had had a big impact on the music of the 1960s.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Reviewing the Situation" Lionel Bart 3:33
2. "Lay Lady Lay" Bob Dylan 3:53
3. "Mama Roux" Creux, Jessie Hill 3:22
4. "Sun in My Eyes" Gibb, Gibb, Gibb 2:48
5. "Walking the Dog" Rufus Thomas 3:47
6. "Love Me Do" John Lennon, Paul McCartney 2:32
7. "Oh Gosh" Donovan 1:46
8. "Your Time Is Gonna Come" John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page 3:35
9. "Coconut Grove" John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky 2:26
10. "Sympathy for the Devil" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 5:47
CD bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Frank Mills" Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni 1:52
12. "Junk" Paul McCartney 2:01


  • Sandie Shaw - vocals
  • Geoff Peach- tenor sax, flute & vocals
  • Rodney Hill - guitar
  • Brent Pickthall - bass Guitar & backing vocals
  • Ian Wallace - drums