The title track opens the record on what can only be described as an “interesting” note. Mathis’ take on the song, from a piece that was a huge hit in Europe for Paul Mauriat, is bouncy and fresh.
The rest of the album is dotingly fleshed out with well-known standards. The Bacharach hits “The Look of Love,” “Walk on By,” and “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart” are handled with care, while Mathis’ work on the classic “Moon River” carries all of the Mancini magic with an extra pat of suppleness.
Capturing Mathis’ return to Columbia in style, this twofer from Collectors’ Choice is a must-have for fans of all ages. Mathis’ thoughtfully dark vocals are fully realized with Up, Up and Away and Love Is Blue, making for compelling music that offers more intensity and aroma with each listen.