This was the very first love album from Past Perfect and is still one of the most popular. Featuring 22 cool tracks beautifully performed by a selection of the very best nostalgic entertainers it’s easy to see why!
“The sound is superb – somehow it’s the original sound, but better! A big thumbs up to Past Perfect for what are top quality CDs, in every respect.” Michael Law, Piccadilly Dance Orchestra
Songs about that most universal of all emotions, love, strike a chord with anyone who has or has had stars in their eyes. Of course your partner is the most wonderful person in creation – and why not? Such a relationship heightens your awareness and you really do look at the world through rose-coloured glasses. You will therefore have an affinity with all of these songs – you’ve either been there, or at least you can imagine yourself in the singer’s place.
As the Thirties yielded to the Forties, subtle changes were taking place on the popular music front. The general trend was away from the livelier tunes to slower, more laid-back numbers. During the war years too, the personality vocalist came to the fore in a big way. On this compilation for example Frank Sinatra was to emerge from the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and Perry Como from Ted Weems’ unit. Ella Fitzgerald, out of respect for Chick Webb (who had died in 1939) carried on fronting his band for a while, before she too became a solo attraction in 1942. The big bands continued for a few more years until December 1946 when inside the space of a few weeks, eight American bandleaders disbanded. For some it was a temporary measure, for others it was for good. Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey were among the casualties, reflecting the shift in public taste. But there was no better training ground for aspiring vocalists than in the confines of a touring band – if you could survive and succeed there, the chances are that you would make it on your own.