Johnny Hartman: The Perception Years (2001)
Even Lord of the Lounge Burt Bacharach gets a nod with "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and The Carpenters get shellaqued with a rather dry cover of Paul Williams’ "Rainy Days and Mondays" and a mournful "We’ve Only Just Begun." Perhaps copying The Chairman a bit too much, this notable F.o.F. (that’s "Friend of Mr. Sinatra") dips both into the Now and into the uncomfortably contemporary. While "Easy Come Easy Go" may promote swinging polygamy, "Sunday Sun" tackles the fears and foibles of divorced dads. Though Hartman is able to impart feeling and pathos to most of the phrases, some seem to get away or just be given away.
Record Label: Collectables