Capitol Records' 75th Anniversary Vinyl LP Reissue!
Is That All There Is? is a 1969 studio album by Peggy Lee, featuring arrangements by Randy Newman. The eponymous title track won Lee the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female at the 12th Grammy Awards.
Now available as a single LP on standard weight vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records 75th anniversary.
"Everything on this LP is a gem, and that includes a moody remake of Lee's 1940s hit 'Don't Smoke in Bed' as well as classic arrangements of George Harrison's 'Something,' Neil Diamond's 'Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show,' Leiber & Stoller's 'I'm a Woman,' and Randy Newman's 'Love Story.'" The LP's centerpiece, however, is Newman's hit arrangement of Leiber & Stoller's title song, which was covered by P.J. Harvey in the 1990s. Influenced by German cabaret, this half-spoken, half-sung treasure is as hauntingly soulful as it is maudlin. The song's outlook is far from optimistic; essentially, it's saying that we might as well grab our moments of pleasure and enjoyment where we can find them because ultimately, life is nothing more than a meaningless series of disappointments. But there's nothing disappointing about Is That All There Is?, an LP that is most certainly among Lee's finest accomplishments." - Alex Henderson, allmusic.com
1. Is That All There Is?
2. Love Story
3. Me And My Shadow
4. My Old Flame
5. I'm A Woman
1. Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show
3. Whistle For Happiness
4. Johnny (Linda)
5. Don't Smoke In Bed