Sarah Moule - Something's Gotta Give - The Observer

The lyrics of Johnny Mercer and Fran Landesman have a lot in common. Both have a dry wit and the lightest of touches, contrive to suggest emotional depths beneath an urbane surface, and with each of them the words fit snugly inside catchy melodies. For some time now, Sarah Moule has been the semi-official voice of Landesman's work, especially the more recent material, written in collaboration with Simon Wallace. So who better to perform these 14 songs by two such similar writers? Moule gives outstanding interpretations of Mercer's cheerful title number and the nostalgic 'Days of Wine and Roses', together with the Landesman-Wallace 'Down' and 'How Was It For You?'

The Observer
14 November 2004