Produced by Brooks Arthur, this is a step up from Bette's prior studio album. A better selection of songs, some gutsy singing and an album photograph by the great Hurrell adds to the positive feeling.
Standout tracks - I Never Talk To Strangers, Empty Bed Blues, You Don't Know Me
- 1. Make Yourself Comfortable
- 2. You Don't Know Me
- 3. Say Goodbye To Hollywood
- Billy Joel was never one of my favorites so why singers always seem to pick this song of his to cover is beyond me.
- 4. I Never Talk To Strangers
- This duet with Tom Waits was also included on Waits album, Foreign Affairs. The song is funny and touching, reminiscent of the 50s classic Something Cool.
- 5. Storybook Children
- This was the single which peaked in the Top 60 of Billboard's Hot 100.
- 6. Red
- Out-and-out rock and roll, written by Sammy Hagar and interpreted by Bette.
- 7. Empty Bed Blues
- Bette updates, and adds to, this Bessie Smith chestnut from the twenties. I love it.
- 8. A Dream Is A Wish You Heart Makes
- This song was originally heard in the Disney film, Dumbo.
- 9. Paradise
- This is revamped Phil Spector and The Ronettes. I love the original best and the live version on Divine Madness better than this studio cut, but this works.
- 10. Yellow Beach Umbrella
- 11. La Vie En Rose
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