Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lulu- Love Loves To Love Lulu (1967)



Love Loves to Love Lulu was Lulu's second album and the first under the direction of legendary producer Mickie Most. The release gathered together her three British 1967 singles, "The Boat That I Row," "Let's Pretend," and "Love Loves to Love Love" together with the U.S. number one hit "To Sir With Love." This latter track, the theme song to the film in which Lulu appeared with Sidney Poitier, was relegated to a B-side in the U.K., despite the singer's protests. This album was a slight affair with only 11 tracks, yet this cuts down on the amount of filler so prevalent on many mid-'60s albums. Highlights include covers of Gladys Knight & the Pips' "Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me," the Beatles' "Day Tripper," and the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody." Long deleted, Love Loves to Love Lulu serves as an excellent retrospective of the singer's output in 1967. The material featured has constantly reappeared on many EMI compilations over the years, and is a key body of work in Lulu's '60s output.



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