Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
She almost made it.
Henando DeSoto | New York City | 01/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album from the '70's is one of my all time favorites. I never expected to see it again, much less on a CD with bonus tracks! Joey Heatherton was a sexy Ann-Margret type of teenager. She came to fame dancing on Hullabaloo and holding her own with Susan Hayward and Bette Davis in the screen adaptation of "Where Love has Gone" (playing the equivalent of Cheryl Crane). If you don't know who Cheryl Crane is, you'r probably too young to be reading this. Anyway, along the way, Joey cut some forgettable 45's for Coral and Decca, rare items indeed that she and Hip-O were kind enough to include here, but the real treasure is the MGM album which is the centerpiece of this collection. Joey had a hit with a remake of Ferlin Husky's Country hit "Gone" Joey's version is one of my all-time favorite single hits. The Sound on this album can best be described as "Vegas Soft Rock", like Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdink and, of course, Babs Streisand. Lots of horns and elaborate arrangements. There are great covers of patsy Cline's "Crazy", Gogi Grant's "Someone to Watch Over Me", Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry", and even Barbra's "Pieces (The Road I Took to You)". Joey's in good company here and she doesn't embarass herself. I waited in vain for that follow up album but it never came along. "Life" happened to Joey. It's her story and maybe someday she'll tell it, maybe not. In the meantime here's her classic. Grab it while you can. It's a limited edition!
P.S. When I described this as "Vegas Soft Rock" another reviewer took issue with this saying that "this was not Vegas style crooning". That's not what i meant at all. Don't think Sinatra or Dean Martin. Think Tom Jones or Englebert Humperdink and the Big Brassy Sound they had. That's what I meant by Vegas."
Great Music and Great Looks!
D. Means | Yorktown, VA USA | 02/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Joey is not only a very beautiful girl, but she sings some great songs as well. The CD cover itself is not censored like it is in the Amazon description. Also, it's not the only nice picture of her in this great set!"
Nostalgic but still good
Manny Gomez | Las Vegas, Nevada | 05/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes I remember the 60's and 70's! I bought this CD because I am a long time Joey Heatherton fan and recently discovered it was remastered on CD quite by accident. When it was first released I bought one because she used to do the USO tours when I was in the service. Besides being drop dead beautiful in her short dress and "go-go" boots (she still looks pretty good!) she had a great voice and terrific stage presence. The album cover has a nude (topless) photo of her, which by today's standards is pretty tame, but that made the records instantly collectable when it was first released. I did get to see her in person once but never got my album cover signed. Of course mine disappeared from my LP record (remember those?) collection many years ago, and when I saw this chance to replace it I did. Most of the music is in a "Vegas Showroom" style with a big band and some of it is pretty overproduced. She mostly sings songs that might be considered standards today.
However she has a great voice and for those of us aging fans that remember her USO days and/or her Playboy Magazine appearance it is still worth having. It's on my MP-3 player with the rest of my music collection and I still enjoy hearing her. Now if I could just fit back into my old uniform the nostaliga experience would be complete!"