Not that these songs are a representation of the mindset of Monsieur Maurice... Oh No. Au Contraire! Monsieur Maurice is happy as can be.
But songs about love gone wrong, heartbreak, unrequited love are often so so beautiful.
This is the first compilation (yes, there's more) on this subject that I've made. It's mostly female singers (a few exceptions), mainly because a woman can do heartbreak so much better than a man✌
There's the lovely Nancy Wilson. Queen of heartbreak IMO. And the Aussi sensation Lana Cantrell. Australia's answer to Barbra Streisand. Only a handful of albums in her name, but hey there are some gems to be found there.
It's a Double Feature, so you are in for a 2 hour long journey into the world of melancholia.
I've added my original artwork, with thanks to the great Roy Lichtenstein.
In the 'booklet' you can find some more info on the individual tracks. There I've chosen to provide the original album and date of release to the best of my knowledge. If I've made mistakes, please feel free to correct me in the comment section. I like it when facts are actually factual.
I would love to receive some feedback on these compilations. Did you like my selection? What's good? What can be done better? Do you have suggestions ? Please feel free to comment in the comment section.
Now go and grab a pint of ice cream and a spoon, curl up on the couch, and listen...
01 Dave Berry - The Crying Game
02 Claudine Longet - Cry Me a River
03 Blossom Dearie - Yesterday when I was Young
04 Dinah Shore - It is Over
05 Dionne Warwick - (theme from) Valley Of The Dolls
06 Ella Fitzgerald - But Not For Me
07 Nancy Wilson - Guess Who I Saw Today
08 Julie London - The End Of A Love Affair
09 Chris Connor - The Thrill Is Gone
10 Keely Smith - One Less Bell To Answer
11 Lana Cantrell - If You Go Away
12 Nancy Wilson - Glad to be Unhappy
13 Nina Simone - I Can Get Along Without You Very Well
14 Peggy Lee - Is that all there is
15 Lena Horn - Softly As I Leave You
16 Shirley Bassey - A House is Not a Home
17 Eartha Kitt - All by Myself
18 The Guess Who - Undun
01 Sue Raney - How About Me
02 Claudine Longet - The End of the World
03 Bobbie Gentry - I'll Never Fall in Love Again
04 Dionne Warwick - Walking Backwards Down The Road
05 Nancy Wilson - I'll Only Miss Him When I Think of Him
06 Ella Fitzgerald - The Man I Love
07 Peggy Lee - (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me -
08 Frances Faye - I Cried for You
09 Lana Cantrell - Stay
10 Lena Horne - In Love in Vain
11 Nancy Wilson - You Can Have Him
12 Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue
13 Etta James - Willow Weep For Me
14 Peggy Lee - Me And My Shadow
15 Julie London - Can't Get Used to Losing You
16 Julie Wilson - Trav'lin Light
17 Sarah Vaughan - The Thrill Is Gone
18 Hugo Montenegro - Undun