The Cat In The Window (The Bird In The Sky): Petula Clark

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  1. Hedley Says:

    and the edge was off Pet, suddenly she was easy listening, way too many strings.

    Pour Moi (that’s French you know) Pet was at her best Downtown or in the Subway. But then again who would not love the gal from Epsom ?

    • im6 Says:

      Perhaps (probably) this song doesn’t work for Pet because it’s one of the rare numbers not produced by Tony Hatch. Together they made magic. You can certainly tell the difference.
      http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=13882

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        Do you know how long it took me to find animals songs for today? I know there are a lot out there but I just couldn’t find the right one so I figured I wouldn’t be so far off the mark with Pet.

      • im6 Says:

        Not faulting your song choice, Kat. But can you believe I’m actually agreeing with Hedley? Wonders never cease! I tried to find some more cat songs…. “Honky Cat,” “Year of the Cat,” etc… Unfortunately I couldn’t find a good video of Manhattan Transfer doing their version of this song. Hope this will do:

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        This is a fun song, and I do think I have had songs by them before. I do like the old ones!

        Thanks!

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I think she was her best Downtown, but I wouldn’t argue with her singing about anywhere.

      Her voice did get lost in all the strings.

  2. Hedley Says:

    IF you felt it necessary to do a cat song, why didn’t you go with ..
    Tom Jones “What’s new Pussycat ?”

    • katry Says:

      MDH,
      I just couldn’t bring myself to post it.

    • im6 Says:

      Can’t deal with The Welshman? How ’bout Miss k.d. lang?

      • katry Says:

        im6,
        I used to be a big k.d. Lang fan but not lately. Her voice doesn’t seem to have that power it always had.

        I like this better than Tom. Thanks!

      • Hedley Says:

        Im6
        BRUTAL….where is my copy of Absolute Torch and Twang ?

      • im6 Says:

        Kat, I don’t disagree with you other than I don’t think the problem is with k.d.’s voice. I may have even ranted about it here before…. k.d. should never be allowed to write another song again. She’s a terrible, terrible songwriter, yet she continues to write and sing those songs and doing so has really damaged her reputation in my opinion. One line repeated over and over again does not a song make. She needs to stick to the classics (although I’m not sure I consider “What’s New Pussycat?” a classic!)

  3. katry Says:

    im6,
    I’m putting in my vote that “What’s New Pussycat?” is not a classic no matter who sings it.

    I guess I wonder why she doesn’t see the difference between before her own songs and after in regard to her popularity. I was always struck by the power of her voice. It was amazing.


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