1. In the Middle of Love 2. Until I Left Chicago 3. How Dare You, Sir 4. The Day We Do As We Please 5. One Little Thing 6. Pals (Duet with Steve Allen) 7. Wonder of Wonders 8. I Depend on Me 9. I Hate New York 10. 52nd Street 11. I Love You Says It Very Well
This recording is a fine tribute to Steve Allen's creativity and an impressive showcase for Ann Jillian's singing talent. One can't help feeling "In The Middle Of Love"! Songs from this CD include: вЂњIn The Middle Of LoveвЂ� A Sinatra-style rhythm number with a simple melodic line and a harmonically rich bridge. вЂњUntil I Left ChicagoвЂ� A minor key blues in an earthy, jazz-tingled style. вЂњHow Dare You, SirвЂ� a poignant mini-drama that would have interested Edith Piaf. вЂњThe Day We Do As We PleaseвЂ� A reminder of those great old Jimmy Van Heusen-Johnny Burke songs introduced by Bing Crosby. вЂњOne Little ThingвЂ� When a love affair falls apart, we sometimes initially react with anger but find it impossible to sustain. вЂњPalsвЂ� A duet with Steve is a happy song from the score of The Al Chemist Show. вЂњWonder Of WondersвЂ� A dramatic love song with almost religious overtones. вЂњI Depend On MeвЂ� Theatre and films sometimes glamorize the prostituteвЂ™s trade, but in reality itвЂ™s depressing and dangerous. вЂњI Hate New YorkвЂ� A harmonically original melody that expresses the love-hate relationship that most Americans feel for Manhattan. вЂњ52nd StreetвЂ� A big-band song in the style of Basie-Ellington-Tommy Dorsey jazz numbers of the 30вЂ™s & 40вЂ™s. вЂњI Love You Says It Very WellвЂ� The traditional challengeвЂ¦.how to convey loveвЂ™s simples message in a fresh and inventive way.