The Boy Next Door (album)

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The Boy Next Door
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Studio album by Stacey Kent
Released August 26, 2003
Recorded February 18–22, 2003
Curtis Schwartz Studios, Ardingly, England
Genre Vocal jazz
Language English
Label Candid Records
Producer Alan Bates
Stacey Kent chronology
Christmas Song
(2003)Christmas Song2003
The Boy Next Door
Shall We Dance?
(2004)Shall We Dance?2004

The Boy Next Door is a 2003 album by jazz singer Stacey Kent. The songs were chosen to reflect male singers that Kent admires.[1]


David Jeffries, reviewed the album for AllMusic and wrote that "With a gentle conviction akin to early Blossom Dearie without the cheeky flair, the album makes for breezy listening. ...individual moments of warm openhearted excellence make it worthwhile.". Jeffries highlighted Kent's performances on "Bookends" and "'Tis Autumn", and reserved praise for drummer Matt Home. Jeffries described the guitarist Colin Oxley's solo "Too Darn Hot" as the album's "greatest moment".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Best Is Yet to Come" Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh 3:24
2. "The Boy Next Door" Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane 3:38
3. "The Trolley Song" Martin, Blane 4:00
4. "Say It Isn't So" Irving Berlin 4:39
5. "Too Darn Hot" Cole Porter 3:25
6. "Makin' Whoopee" Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn 3:03
7. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" Burt Bacharach, Hal David 4:07
8. "You've Got a Friend" Carole King 4:18
9. "I Got It Bad" Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster 4:52
10. "Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee" Joe Carroll, Bill Graham 3:01
11. "People Will Say We're in Love" Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II 3:42
12. "'Tis Autumn" Henry Nemo 4:26
13. "All I Do Is Dream of You" Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed 3:22
14. "I Get Along Without You Very Well" Hoagy Carmichael 3:23
15. "You're the Top" Porter 2:26
16. "Bookends" Paul Simon 1:06