In an incredible career spanning over seven decades, Petula Clark is a true International Superstar. She cut her first record in 1949 and has subsequently become one of the best selling British female artists in recording history, selling over 68 million records worldwide.
The lead track from her new album ‘Cut Copy Me’ is a mesmerising, contemporary surprise, whilst the title track ‘Lost In You’ reverberates around a simple, yet beautiful piano refrain. Another new track is ‘Next To You’; its haunting sound comprehensible as it was co-written with Simon Wilcox, who wrote ‘Northern Lights’ for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ soundtrack. The album also features some unique cover versions, including a whole re-imagining of her signature hit ‘Downtown’, a beautiful version of the Gnarls Barkley hit ‘Crazy’ and a touching rendition of her friend Elvis Presley’s ‘Love Me Tender’.
Petula won her first Grammy in 1964 with ‘Downtown’ for ‘Best Rock n Roll Record’ (Downtown hit No.1 in the US selling over three million copies) and won her second Grammy the following year, 1965, for ‘Best Female Vocal Performance’. One of the key players in ‘the British Invasion’ she scored 15 consecutive US top forty hits.
Entertaining the troops during World War II both on radio and in concert Petula was described as having ‘a voice as sweet as chapel bells’. Throughout this album that same angelic vocal quality continues to be prevalent and she has never sounded so young.