Album Details

Columbia Records
Easy Listening, Swing, Early Pop/Rock, British Invasion, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Show Tunes, Vocal Pop, Cast Recordings, Orchestral Pop, Standards

Album Review

Music to Watch Girls By is a two-disc collection possessing all the coolness necessary for a lounge/vocal thematic disc, plus an admirable range of material, but far too many familiar songs to attract most music fans. For those new to the world of easy listening, however, this could be one of the best places to collect a parade of pop touchstones -- "Up, Up and Away," "Theme from 'A Summer Place'," "Beyond the Sea," "Mack the Knife," "That's Amore," "Wishin' and Hopin'," "Moon River," etc. It's also clear that the compilers didn't simply consult their cultural consciousness; the disc illustrates their knowledge of the vocal genre with some well-placed interstitial songs as well, including "On the Street Where You Live" by Vic Damone, "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)" by Brook Benton, and "Move Over Darling" by Doris Day. The pacing is excellent, and the sound is crisp and clean.
John Bush, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Music to Watch Girls By
  2. Chili Sauce
  3. Mambo Italiano
  4. Volare
  5. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
  6. Wonderful! Wonderful!
  7. Theme from "A Summer Place"
  8. Mack the Knife
  9. 'S Wonderful
  10. The Lady Is a Tramp
  11. Almost Like Being in Love
  12. Take Five
  13. Fly Me to the Moon
  14. Misty
  15. Cool [From West Side Story]