The Best of Claudine Longet (Japanese issue: A&M Records POCM-1573, released 1998)
Front Back

1. Hello, Hello
2. Meditation
3. Here There and Everywhere
4. Good Day Sunshine
5. A Man and a Woman
6. The Look of Love
7. Think of Rain
8. Small Talk
9. I Love How You Love Me
10. Love Is Blue
11. Happy Talk
12. Walk in the Park
13. It's Hard to Say Goodbye
14. Sleep Safe and Warm
15. Am I Blue?
16. Hurry on Down
17. Let It Be Me
18. Both Sides Now
19. I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
20. Everybody's Talking
21. Lazy Summer Night
22. Love Can Never Die
23. Snow
24. I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 are from Claudine
Tracks 4, 6, 7, 9 are from The Look of Love
Tracks 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 23 are from Love Is Blue
Tracks 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 are from Colours
Tracks 20, 21, 22 are from Run Wild, Run Free
Track 14 is a cover of the "Rosemary's Baby" theme
Track 24 is a non-LP single


This was the best Longet anthology, until the recent Rev-Ola compilation rendered it largely redundant. A generous quantity of tracks, and a fine overview of her "classic" A&M years. Plus, two semi-rare tunes. It's too bad that the artwork is so perfunctory and unimaginative.

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