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L'AGENT SECRET (Petula Clark / Georges Aber) 1966
First released on a French EP by Vogue (EPL 8477) in 1966 and also in the UK by Pye (VRE 5019), Petula's composition is a parody of the popular James Bond film themes of the time. On record, Petula is accompanied by Tony Hatch and his Orchestra. The novelty recording also featured appropriate sound effects! On record, the song made the top 20 in the French hit parade.

CD Releases (11):

Petula 65 / Petula 66 released by Sequel / Castle (NEMCD 462) 2000 (UK) Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 released in France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502) Petula Clark released in France on Reader's Digest in 2001 (3209) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214) Les Essentials released in France on BMG France in 2002 (74321 927862) Feelin' Groovy released in the UK on Castle Music in 2005 (CMQCD658)
Les Indispensables (versions originales) released in France on Sony BMG France in 2002 (82876829912) La Collection released in France on Sony BMG France in 2002 (88697565772) La Collection released in France on Sony BMG France in 2011 Un Baladine Best Of released in France on Sony BMG France in 2010 (88697793442) Un Baladine La Selection Triple Best released in France on Sony BMG France in 2013 (88883738992)

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L'Agent Secret UK EP Sleeve

L'Agent Secret French EP Sleeve

L'Agent Secret French sheet music


ALL OVER NOW (Petula Clark) 1960
Released in August 1960 as the 'B' side to the anticipated hit Cinderella Jones (Pye Records 7N 15281). Petula is accompanied by The Johnny Keating Orchestra and Chorus. All Over Now was published by Henderson Music Ltd., and debuted Petula as writer of both music and lyrics. The recording was also released in Denmark on Metronome (B 1435), Finland on PYE records (7N 15281) and in France on Disques Vogue (45-PV 15099). Read More

CD Releases (4):

Jumble Sale released in the UK on Sequel in 1992 (NED CD 198) Sailor, Romeo and Other Romantic Notions - The Lost Album 1959 - 1962 released in the UK on Sequel / Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 376) Tender Love released in the UK on Jasmine Records in 2015 (JASBOX 33-4) The Early Years released in the UK on Big3 in 2015 (BT3098)

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All Over Now UK sheet music

All Over Now


ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 2012 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
An additional unrecorded composition written in 2012 by Petula and Dee Shipman for their musical J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola.

All That Matters To Me


ALL THROUGH THE YEARS (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1989 / 2002 from Someone Like You
The showstopper from the Clark / Shipman musical Someone Like You. All Through The Years (originally titled The Preacher's Wife) was one of the last pieces to be composed in 1989 just weeks before the production opened at The Arts Theatre, Cambridge. All Through The Years is based on the Major's ballad. On stage, the song closed Act two of the musical Someone Like You.
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In 2002, Petula recorded a new and more commercial version of All Through The Years for her UK chart album The Ultimate Collection issued by Sanctuary. In 2002, two new lyrics were written for Petula by lyricist Dee Shipman. Of the new version, Petula commented: "I wrote the music for a show called Someone Like You, an original story that takes place in West Virginia. I had a great feeling, great affection for this place - the mountains and the old coal mines - and this is set just after the American Civil War. All Through The Years is almost like a duet with another song. If you listen carefully, you can hear the melody of the title song Someone Like You, going on behind it. My dear friend Dee Shipman wrote the lyric".

CD Releases (2002 recording) (2):

The Ultimate Collection released in the UK on Sanctuary in 2002 (SANDD111) The Essential Collection released in the UK on Reader's Digest in 2010 (RDCD6051)

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All Through the Years

All Through The Years production sheet music


AMEN (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman / Kenny Clayton) 1985 from Someone Like You
Seven different versions of this song were written and recorded as demos for the Petula Clark / Dee Shipman stage musical Someone Like You which enjoyed a successful tour of the UK in 1989 and a brief run at London's Strand Theatre (now The Novello Theatre) in 1990. 

The versions are Amen Coda, Amen II, Amen Credo, Amen - Which One Is Really Me?, Amen IV, Amen Catechism and / Amen - Into The Light. 

Amen was one of the first songs to be recorded for the musical project with the first recording session taking place at Redwood Studios, London on 26 June 1985 (pictured bottom left and centre).

The Redan Recorders session recorded in London on 11 December 1987 produced polished demos including an ensemble cast performance of Amen together with full company performances of Into The Light, Get It Together and Home Is Where The Heart Is (session tape pictured below right). These sessions were funded by Bill Kenwright. 

The version used for the 1989 and 1990 productions of Someone Like You was the Amen Catechism (production sheet music pictured right) which began with a series of questions to Abigail and Andy from Serena. The song appeared in act two of the production and reprised at the end of the production following the curtain calls. Read More

Redwood Studios 2" Multi track tape from the Redwood Studio Demos Redan Recorders session tape

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Amen

Amen production sheet music

 


L'AMOUR AVEC UN GRANDE "A" (Petula Clark / Frank Gerald) 1966
The French language version of Time For Love, released on the Disques Vogue EP Mon Amour (EPL. 8423) in 1966. The EP peaked at number 12 in the French hit parade.

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502)

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L'Amour Avec Un Grande "A"


AMOR (Al Grant / Luciano Giacotta) 1970
Amor is the Italian recording of For Love a song Petula composed both music and lyrics under the guise of Al Grant. Amor appeared on the 'B' side to the Italian version of The Song Of My Life - E' Una Canzone Cosi issued by Disques Vogue (VG 87.019). Recorded in Paris in 1970, Amor used the original backing track from 1967, orchestrated by Ernie Freeman.

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Amor


L'AMOUR SENNUIE (Al Grant / Michel Colombier / Catherine Desage) 1970
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant, L'Amout Sennuie is the French reworking of Beautiful Sounds, adapted by Catherine Desage, that appeared on the French album C'est Le Refrain De Ma Vie (Vogue CLD 773). The orchestrations for this track were provided by Michel Colombier. The album was produced by Claude Wolff.

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 8 1970 / 1972 released in France on Anthology's in 2002 (3073612)

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L'Amour Sennuie as featured on the album C'est Le Refrain De Ma Vie


AN ORDINARY MAN (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 2012 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
An additional unrecorded composition written in 2012 by Petula and Dee Shipman for their musical J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola.

An Ordinary Man


ANGER (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1989
A song written by Petula and Dee Shipman for Dave Willetts' solo album On And Off Stage issued in the UK by Silva Screen in January 1990. The song was demo'd in 1989 (demo cassette pictured right) by Dave Willetts but never made it to the final album release.

Lyricist Dee Shipman recalls:  "I got the idea for this lyric when Petula and I were about to write a song for Dave Willetts. I wanted something with passion (which Dave sings particularly well), and a song on which he could use his 'big' voice as well as his 'little' voice! So I wanted to find a subject that had emotion and energy together; and although anger can be a destructive or negative emotion, it does have energy. I remembered a poem that had impressed me as a child, about not spoiling the world with anger and that inspired this lyric! 

I've often wondered, since then, what influences the young people of today; what forms - and informs - the building of their values. I thought about this again a couple of years ago, when my beautiful god-daughter, Chiara, then aged 7, came for a sleep-over. The TV news was on as she arrived, and before I could turn it off, she was sitting intently taking in the program, as one horrific story of terrorism, war, and violence followed another on the screen. I turned it off, and she was very still. Then she quietly said, 'Deedee, I don't think that the world is a bad place. I think it's a beautiful place. It's just that some people don't know how to behave properly!'

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings, indeed!!"

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Demo recording of Anger recorded by Dave Willetts


ANOTHER CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU (Petula Clark) 2009
A new composition and recording for the Collectors Choice album This Is Christmas released in November 2009. Produced and arranged by Joseph Baker and recorded in New York at Baker Boys Studio.

CD Releases (1):

This Is Christmas released in the USA on Collector's Choice Music in 2009 (CCM-2083)

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Another Christmas Without You


L'ANGLETERRE (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1978
Petula's final single for the French CBS label was the bouncy up tempo track Leve-Toi Petula, released in June 1979 by CBS (7368). The 'B' side was a more subtle ballad L'Angleterre, with melody by Petula and French lyrics by Pierre Delonoe. The autobiographical piece traced Petula's childhood in England. Often referred to by the complete title N'oublie Jamais L'Angleterre. Despite not being released until the summer of 1979, L'Angleterre had been recorded nearly a year earlier and was the intended 'B' side for the single Le Grec. Watch Video

CD Releases (1):

Paris / Orleans / Paris - The CBS Years, Volume One released in the UK on Zone Records in 2005 (1011A/B)

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L'Angleterre


ASCENSEUR (Petula Clark) 1964 from A Couteaux Tires
One of 6 themes / incidental music from the 1964 French film A Couteaux Tires composed by Petula Clark with musical direction by Tony Hatch. The 6 themes were released on the French EP A Couteaux Tires issued in 1964 by Disques Vogue (EPL 8198). This and the other 5 themes have not been issued on CD although a DVD of the film is available on general release.

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Ascenseur


AVANT (Alain Gauney / Claude Pitkowski / Petula Clark) 1962
Richard Anthony was a French singer from Cairo who recorded Petula's composition Avant released in France in 1962 on the EP Delivre Moi by Columbia (ESRF 1351) Watch Video. Co-writer Claude Pitkowski also co-wrote two other songs with Petula; Darling Cheri and The Road. Avant, coupled with Anger is a rare example of Petula writing pop songs for other vocalists.

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Avant

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BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS (Al Grant / Michel Colombier) 1970
Beautiful Sounds first appeared  as the 'B' side to the 1970 Warner Bros. single The Song Is Love (7422). Petula contributed the lyric for the song under her writing pseudonym of Al Grant to accompany Michel Colombier's rock melody. The song was used as the opening number for Petula's 1970 ATV special. Beautiful Sounds was also the title track of New York cabaret singer Moira Danis' tribute cabaret and album to Petula Clark and her songs.
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CD Releases (6):

Memphis released in the UK on Sequel in 1996 (NEB CD 901) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) This Is My Song released in the UK on Delta in 2000 (47 035) Memphis / The Song Of My Life released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 215) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231) Feelin' Groovy released in the UK on Castle Music in 2005 (CMQCD658)

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Beautiful Sounds


BECAUSE I LOVE HIM (Petula Clark) 1981
With music and lyrics by Petula and released in December 1981, Because I Love Him appeared as the 'B' side of Natural Love, Petula's debut release on the Scotti Brothers label. Because I Love Him is 1 of 10 tracks recorded for the Scotti Bros. label. Because I Love Him was released in the US (1981), The Netherlands (1981), Germany (1981), Spain (1981), New Zealand (1981) and the UK (1982).The single performed well in the US on the Adult Contemporary chart and reached #66 in the Billboard singles chart in February 1982. It also peaked at #20 in the US County chart in February 1982. Both Natural Love and Because I Love Him were produced by Tony Scotti for an intended album of country material. Petula performed both songs on the UK television show Pebble Mill for the BBC. In the UK, the single was first issued in 1981 as an promotional record (pictured right) on the Epic label (EPC A1645) and later commercially released in 1982 by Scotti Bros. (SCT A1645).
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CD Releases (2):

Treasures Volume One released in the US on Scotti Bros. in 1992 (72392 75260-2) Natural Love - The Scotti Brothers Recordings released in the US on Real Gone Music in 2016

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Because I Love Him

Because I Love Him


BE GOOD TO ME (Petula Clark / Mark Anhtony) 1963
Be Good To Me was issued in 1963 as the 'B' side to the Pye single Let Me Tell You (7N. 15551). With words by Petula Clark and music by Tony Hatch under his writing pseudonym Mark Anthony, the single was produced by Tony Hatch as an attempt by PYE to re-launch Petula's UK pop career, however the single failed to trouble the charts. Be Good To Me was subsequently featured on the Downtown LP and various EPs.
On record, Petula is accompanied by Tony Hatch and his orchestra and the Babs Knight Singers are on backing vocals. In Spanish, Be Good To Me is titled Se Buena Conmigo. A 16mm colour French Scorpitone film features Petula in various settings in Quiberon, Brittany - surely one of the first music videos!
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CD Releases (4):

Downtown released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1993 (NEB CD 661) The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) Downtown & The New Petula Clark Album released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 390) Downtown released in Japan on Oldays Popular in 2016 (ODR6204)

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Be Good To Me


BETTER LATE THAN NEVER (Petula Clark) 1996
With words and music by Petula Better Late Than Never was written in early 1996 and recorded at Angel Studios, London during sessions funded by Reader's Digest. There were 5 3hr sessions between the 21 October 1996 and 23 October 1996. Better Late Than Never is an up-tempo song featuring an arrangement by Kenny Clayton and produced by Petula. During these sessions, Petula re-recorded a selection of her 60s hits and various cover songs that were to be featured on various Reader's Digest CD releases. Various songs were suggested for the recording sessions such as The Power Of Love and This Is The Moment but were later dropped. Better Late Than Never was first released in 1999 as part of the 3 CD box set The Songs Of My Life released by Reader's Digest. Read More

CD Releases (2):

The Songs Of My Life - The Very Best of Petula Clark released in the UK on Reader's Digest in 1999 (RDCD 2481-3) Petula Clark Released in the France on Reader's Digest in 2001 (3209)

Better Late Than Never


(IT'S A) BIG, BIG COUNTRY (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1990 from Someone Like You
Big, Big Country was a song written for act two of the West End production of the musical Someone Like You. The song was written in early 1990 as a new addition to the score to develop the relationship between father and son. The song was performed on stage by Clive Carter (Kane) and Lewis Rae (Andy). In the production the song was also reprised in the act two. No demo or commercial recording exists of this song but an audience recorded version from the 1990 London production is held as part of the archive collection.

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Big, Big Country from Someone Like You

Production sheet music


BIG LOVE SALE (Al Grant / Newburge) 1970
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant Big Love Sale appeared as the 'B' side to the 1970 international hit single Melody Man. The single performed extremely well in Australia where it peaked at #16 in the charts in October 1970.

CD Releases (3):

I Love To Sing released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1995 (NXT CD 265) The Spirit Of Today released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 377) Feelin' Groovy released in the UK on Castle Music in 2005 (CMQCD658)

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Big Love Sale

Big Love Sale


BLOUSONS NOIRS (Petula Clark) 1964
A theme from the 1964 French film A Couteaux Tires that featured a score by Petula Clark with music direction by Tony Hatch.The 6 themes were released on the French EP A Couteaux Tires issued in 1964 on Vogue (EPL 8198). This and the other 5 themes have not been issued on CD although a DVD of the film is available on general release.

Blousons Noirs


BLUE LADY (Petula Clark) 1975
The title song for Petula's unreleased 1975 album for ABC Dunhill. The country / easy listening album was produced by Chips Moman.  Recorded in Nashville 1975 for the intended 1976 album Blue Lady scheduled to be released by ABC Dunhill - ABC Dunhill even assigned a catalogue number for the 1976 release (ABC 949). The album was never released due to creative differences with the label. The song remained unreleased until 1995 when it was issued in the US by Varese Sarabande on the Varese Vintage label (VSD-5610). The song was later used as the title for a 2006 retrospective documentary on Petula made by the BBC.

CD Releases (1):

Blue Lady released in the US on Varese Vintage in 1995 (VSD-5610) 

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Blue Lady


BUTTERFLY IN THE SNOW (Petula Clark) 2009
Butterfly In The Snow was one of a handful of new recordings for the specially produced Christmas compilation This Is Christmas released by Collectors Choice in the US for the 2009 holiday season. The song is a new composition written by Petula and arranged and produced by Joseph Baker at his studio in New York. Backing vocals are by Petula and Rozi Baker. Unlike Petula's other Christmas recordings, this song is more contemporary and upbeat. First released in the US in 2009 on Petula Clark - This Is Christmas (Collectors Choice Music CCM-2083). Butterfly In The Snow was later issued as a CD single in support of The Art Therapie Foundation with all proceeds from the sale of the CD to the foundation (www.arttherapie.org). The CD single includes a radio edit version of Butterfly In The Snow coming in at 3:52. Petula dedicates the song to severely ill children. The touching song encourages, awakens and strengthens positive feelings.

CD Releases (2):

This Is Christmas released in the USA on Collector's Choice Music in 2009 (CCM-2083) Butterfly In The Snow released in Switzerland by Art-Therapie Foundation

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Butterfly in the Snow

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CANTANDO AL CAMINAR (Petula Clark / Hal Shaper / G. Segura) 1964
Recorded in Paris on 16 November 1964 - Cantando Al Caminar was one of four titles Petula recorded in Spanish for an EP release by Vogue Spain (HV 27-126). Cantando Al Caminar was a Spanish language adaptation of Petula's 1962 'twist' composition The Road which had become extremely popular in France as Je Chante Doucement.

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Cantando Al Caminar


A CAROUSEL (Petula Clark / Michel Hernandez / Guy Matteoni) 1977
A Carousel was a brand new song recorded in 1977 and issued as the 'B' side to Petula's European single version of Don't Cry For Me Argentina for CBS Records

The song was co-written with Guy Matteoni who orchestrated much of Petula's French material recorded for CBS. 

First recorded in French as C'est Grand La Solitude with lyrics by Michel Hernandez, Petula wrote an English language lyric which was subsequently recorded and released.

The English language version was released as a single in Yugoslavia, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, French, Portugal and Canada.

CD Releases (2):

 Songbird released in the UK on Pickwick Music in 1992 (PWKM 4094) Don't Cry For Me Argentina - The CBS Years Volume Two released in the UK on Zone Records in 2007 (ZONE 1016)

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A Carousel French sleeve

A Carousel Yugoslavian sleeve

A Carousel Yugoslavian issue


CELEBRATE (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 2000
In the mid 1990s Petula began developing a new autobiographical one-woman show, working with lyricist Dee Shipman, Petula adapted an earlier song Three Time Loser which had been discarded from the Someone Like You musical project. The first version of Celebrate was completed in 1994, however Petula continued to work on the song, adding her own French lyric. The final version was first performed on 28 October 2000, at the St. Denis Theatre, Montreal. The song was later reprised during Petula's concerts at the Virginia Arts Festival in 2001 which was subsequently released on CD in the US by Varese Sarabande.

CD Releases (1):

A Sign Of The Times released in the US on Varese Sarabande in 2001 (302 066 305 2)

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Celebrate


C'EST MA DESTINEE (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1977
C'est Ma Destinee is Pierre Delanoe's French adaptation of Petula's composition You're My Destiny. The song was recorded in 1977 and was featured on her French CBS album Je Reviens (81986) released in 1977. The song was also used as the closing number for Petula's French television special Numero Un, broadcast in February 1978. The album, featuring the song, was also released in Canada on CBS entitled La Chanson D'Evita (PFS 90421) and in Australia on CBS (SBP 237004).
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CD Releases (2):

Petula Clark Released in the France on Reader's Digest in 2001 (3209) Paris / Orleans / Paris - The CBS Years, Volume One released in the UK on Zone Records in 2005 (1011A/B)

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C'est Ma Destinee


C'EST TON AFFAIRE (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1966
French adaptation of Petula's composition Your Way Of Life and featured on the 1966 Vogue EP La Mer Est Comme Toi (EPL. 8477) which featured three other Petula Clark compositions (pictured right). The EP was also released in the UK by Pye Records (VRE 5019).

CD Releases (2):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462)

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C'est Ton Affaire


LA CHANSON DE GAINSBOURG (David Hadzis / Franceska Aeschlimann / Petula Clark / Frederic Laumont) 2002
Recorded in late 2002 during sessions in Los Angeles and produced by Michel Colombier, Petula performed the song several times in 2003 to promote her new French retrospective collection Kaleidoscope (SANDD 169). Kenny Clayton later incorporated La Chanson De Gainsbourg as part of a Gainsbourg medley performed by Petula during her triumphant return to the Paris Olympia in September 2003 which was released on CD and DVD. The English language version of La Chanson De Gainsbourg is titled I Knew You'd Be My Lover released in Germany in 2003 By Sanctuary Records on the album Kaleidoskop Ihre Größthe Hits (SANDD 094).
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CD Releases (4):

Kaleidoscope released in France on Sanctuary / BMG France in 2003 (SANDD 169) Live At The Paris Olympia released in the UK on Silva Screen in 2004 (SILCD 1169) Digital Release Les Plus Grands Succes De Petula Clark released in France on Sony BMG in 2006 (82876820712)

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La Chanson De Gainsbourg


LE CIEL DE MON PAYS (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Pierre Delanoe) 1965
Pierre Delanoe's French adaptation of the Clark / Hatch composition Hold On To What You've Got and featured on the Vogue EP Un Mal Pour Un Bien (EPL. 8386) and the Vogue LP Petula '66 (LD 692 30) also issued in the UK on Pye Records (VRL 3022) and in Canada on Vogue (VF-47021).

CD Releases (3):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) 41 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (AMC 66.023) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462)

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Le Ciel De Mon Pays


CLOSE YOUR EYES (Petula Clark) 1971
Close Your Eyes was Petula's English version of the dramatic French ballad Ferme Les Yeux Et Pense A Moi but remained unreleased until 2000 when issued on the Castle Music compilation Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook.

CD Releases (1):

Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059)

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Close Your Eyes


LE COEUR QUI BAT (Petula Clark / Georges Aber / Tony Hatch) 1965
The French language adaptation of the Clark / Hatch rock track Heart. This version was included on the French chart EP Viens Avec Moi (EPL. 8342) and the Vogue compilation LP Petula '65 (LD 671 30) also issued in the UK on Pye Records (VRL 3010) and in Canada on Vogue (VF 47019).

CD Releases (2):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462)

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Le Coeur Qui Bat

Petula '65


LES COLIMACONS (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1962
One of Petula's earliest autobiographical songs is based on her introduction to French life and culture. The track was arranged and orchestrated by Peter Knight and was featured on the 1962 Vogue EP Les Beaux Jours (EPL. 8035) issued in France and the 1962 LP Petula issued by Vogue (PC1) and Pye Records (NPL.18098).
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CD Releases (10):

C'est Ma Chanson released in France on Vogue in 1988 (VG 671 670042) Petula Clark released in France on BMG France in 1997 (74321462382) Anthologie Vol 1 released in France on Anthology's in 1998 (3039572) Petula Clark released in France on BMG France in 1998 (74321591502) 41 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (AMC 66.023) Chariot released in France on Universal Collections in 2000 (2001 14 2)
Chariot released in France on RDM Editions in 2013 (CD 765) Petula Clark released in France on Culture Factory in 2009 (780 014) Tender Love released in the UK on Jasmine Records in 2015 (JASBOX 33-4) Petula Clark released in the UK on Hallmark in 2015 (716102)

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Les Colimacons

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LA COLLINE AU WHISKY (Petula Clark / Guy Magenta / Pierre Delanoe) 1965
The original French version of On The Path Of Glory (although recorded some two years earlier) features a somewhat novelty arrangement when included on the Vogue EP La Gadoue (EPL. 8410) released in France in March 1966.

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932)

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La Colline Au Whisky


COLOURS OF LOVE (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1987
Colours Of Love is one of a handful of 'pop' songs Petula collaborated on with Dee Shipman for various album and single projects. The track was arranged by Cees Stolk. This bright composition was recorded in 1987 in Hilversum, Holland for Petula's European album This Is My Song Album also known as My Greatest. The album was produced by Dutch pop impresario Eddy Ouwens (pictured right) and had a distinct Euro-pop feel and recorded during November, December 1987 and January 1988. Colours Of Love was one of the session highlights and was later used as the opening track to the Petula Clark 2007 songwriter collection In Her Own Write issued by Sepia.

CD Releases (14):

This Is My Song Album released in Holland on Dino Music in 1988 (DNCD 1167) My Greatest released in the UK on Music For Pleasure in 1988 (CD-MFP 6053) My Greatest released in Germany on Polystar in 1988 (835 709-2) Petula Clark released in Spain on Perfil in 1989 (CD-5034) Spotlight on Petula Clark released in Germany on Sonet in 1989 (SPCD-18) My Greatest released in France on Clever in 1989 (23216-2)
The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in Belgium on Diamond in 1991 (01 5740 61) My Greatest released in Canada on Madacy in 1992 (SA-2-6401) Downtown released in Germany on Spectrum in 1995 (551 412-2) The Best Of Petula Clark released in the US on BCI Music in 1996 (BCCD 307) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Prism Leisure in 2003 (PLATCD 1215) The Song Of My Life released in the US on BCI Music in 2005 (40982-2)
In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001) This Is My Song released in The Netherlands on Disky in 2009 (SI 906316)

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Colours Of Love

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COME ALONG WITH ME (Petula Clark / Grant Sturiale) 2006
Petula began writing with Grant Sturiale during the Broadway run of Blood Brothers, he later provided her with the song Here We Are which was used to open her 1998 concerts and recorded for the Here For You album released by Varese Sarabande. Sturiale wrote the melody for Come Along With Me with Petula contributing the lyrics. The song was originally recorded in New York in 2006 and produced by Joseph Baker. Come Along With Me was later performed at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane during Petula's concert with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Although recorded for a Friday Night Is Music Night special, the song was omitted from the broadcast. The original 2006 recording was later adapted with additional vocals and instrumentation was added and released on the 2008 UK chart album Then & Now released by UMTV.

CD Releases (1):

Then & Now released in the UK on UMTV in 2008 (0075309397)

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Come Along With Me


COME ON HOME (Petula Clark / Faith Amatangelo) 1974
Come On Home became the title track of Petula's second album for Polydor Records (2383 279) issued in the UK in 1974. The album was also issued in Japan on Polydor (MP 2398) and pictured right. The track was recorded in Las Vegas during early 1974 with Petula's then musical director Frank Owens and produced by Tony Scotti. Like most Scotti produced tracks, Come On Home fit into the country, middle of the road genre. Oddly, the original 1974 recording was later utilised as the 'B' side to the 1989 remix of I Couldn't Live Without Your Love issued by Legacy Records. The label anticipated healthy sales after the surprise success of Downtown '88, however the new lacklustre mix coupled with a remix of Call Me (issued only on the CD single of the PRT Legacy release) failed to trouble the UK charts.

CD Releases (2):

I Couldn't Live Without Your Love 89 Mix released in the UK on Legacy in 1989 (LGYC 100) Come On Home released in the UK on Chronicles in 1997 (314 539 078-2)

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Come On Home

Come On Home LP issued in Japan on Polydor


COSA CERCHI NEL MONDO (Petula Clark / Vito Pallavicini) 1965
Vito Pallavicini adapted the majority of Petula's material into Italian including this version of Where Am I Going. Cosa Cerchi Nel Mondo was released as the 'B' side to the enormously successful Cara Felicita (the Italian version of This Is My Song) issued by Vogue (J35129) which topped the Italian charts in April 1967.

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Cosa Cerchi Nel Mondo

Cosa Cerchi Nel Mondo


THE CREDO (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1987 from Someone Like You
The Credo was one of the most dramatic pieces that was written by Petula and Dee Shipman for their musical Someone Like You and performed in act two of the production by the characters Abigail, Serena and Susannah.  The song was originally demo'd in 1987 at the Redan Recorders Studios in London as part of the Get It Together sequence. When the show was staged, The Credo became a stand alone song in act two performed by the female leads Abigail (Petula Clark), Serena (Joanne Campbell) and Susannah (Jane Arden).

The Redan Recorders session recorded in London on 11 December 1987 produced polished demos including an ensemble cast performance of Get It Together together with full company performances of Amen, Into The Light and Home Is Where The Heart Is (session tape pictured below). These sessions were funded by Bill Kenwright. Read More

Redan Recorders session tape

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The Credo


CROSS THE BORDER (Petula Clark / Siegfried Fietz) 1995
Petula wrote the lyric for Cross The Border for the German charity album Living Water, a project conceived by Siegfried Fietz to raise funds for causes in Africa. Petula is accompanied by the Toronto Mass Choir under the direction of Dan Cutrona. The track was later included on the Petula Clark songwriting retrospective collection In Her Own Write issued in 2007 by Sepia Records.

CD Releases (2):

Living Water released in Germany on Abakus in 1995 (CD 91-126) In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001)

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Cross The Border

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DANCE WITH ME (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch) 1965
An album track recorded during the sessions for the My Love LP in 1965.The song was co-written and orchestrated by Tony Hatch. The album was released in 1966 in the UK on PYE (NPL 18141), in the US and Canda on Warner Bros. (WS 1630) and in France on Disques Vogue (LD 689 30).

CD Releases (4):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) My Love released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEB CD 658) Downtown - The Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Kaz Records / Pulse in 1996 (PDS CD 529) My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391)

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 Dance With Me


DANSE AVEC MOI (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Hubert Ballay) 1965
Hubert Ballay's French adaptation of Dance With Me, subsequently issued in France on the Disques Vogue EP Il Faut Revenir (EPL. 8379) and on the 1966 French LP Petula Clark issued by Disques Vogue (LD 692 30).

CD Releases (3):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214)

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Danse Avec Moi


DANS LA VILLE (Petula Clark / Jean-Loui Dabadie) 1973
After Petula left Vogue France she began recording material for the French independent label Disc'AZ and released the eponymous album Petula in 1973. Disc'AZ lifted several songs from the album as singles including Une Carte D'Amitie (SG 461) which featured the Petula composition Dans La Ville on the 'B' side.

Dans La Ville


DANS LE TRAIN DE NUIT (Petula Clark / Pierre Cour) 1962
A 'twist' themed composition that is featured on the 1962 French LP Petula, featuring orchestrations by Peter Knight. The album was released in France on Disques Vogue (PC1) and in the UK on PYE (NPL 18098). The track was also featured on the chart topping EP Chariot issued by Disques Vogue in France (EPL. 8000).

CD Releases (8):

Anthologie Vol 1 released in France on Anthology's in 1998 (3039572) 41 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (AMC 66.023) Chariot released in France on Universal Collections in 2000 (2001 14 2) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214) Chariot released in France on Magic Records in 2013 (3930959) Petula Clark released in France on Culture Factory in 2009 (780 014) Tender Love released in the UK on Jasmine Records in 2015 (JASBOX 33-4) Petula Clark released in the UK on Hallmark in 2015 (716102)

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Dans Le Train De Nuit


DARKNESS (Petula Clark) 1980
In 1980, Petula wrote a trio of songs that she combined to form The Three Piece Suite, also known as The Trilogy. The dramatic and sweeping melodies were arranged by her then musical director Kenny Clayton. The Trilogy was first performed during live concerts in 1980, both in the United Kingdom and in the Middle East. The opening piece from the trilogy was Darkness (Is Kind). A studio version of Darkness was recorded on 18 April 1981. The session took place at the Music Centre Studios, London and both Darkness and Edelweiss were recorded during the same session. Both tracks were arranged and conducted by Kenny Clayton and the session was funded by the Scotti Brothers Record company. Darkness was released as the 'B' side to the EPIC single Edelweiss issued to coincide with Petula's appearance in The Sound Of Music at London's Apollo Theatre. The song was first issued on CD in 2010 (some 30 years after it had been recorded) as a bonus track to the London Cast recording of The Sound Of Music issued by Pet Sounds International. Read More

CD Releases (2):

The Sound Of Music - OLC 1981 released in the UK on Pet Sounds International in 2010 (PSI001) Natural Love - The Scotti Brothers Recordings released in the US on Real Gone Music in 2016

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Darkness

Handwritten sheet music


DARLING CHERI (Petula Clark / Mark Anthony / Alan Gauney) 1962
An early sixties collaboration between Petula and Tony Hatch under his writing psuedonym of Mark Anthony. Recorded with the Peter Knight Orchestra and singers in 1962, Darling Cheri appeared as the 'B' side to the PYE single I Will Follow Him issued by PYE (7N 15495) in 1963. Also released as a single in the US, Italy, France and Denmark. In 1965 the song was adapted and recorded in German with lyrics by Kurt Hertha and appeared on the flip to the German version of Downtown (pictured right) issued by Vogue Schallplatten (DV 14297).

CD Releases (8):

Downtown released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1993 (NEB CD 661) Anthologie Vol 1 released in France on Anthology's in 1998 (3039572) Downtown & The New Petula Clark Album released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 390) Chariot released in France on Universal Collections in 2000 (2001 14 2) Petula Clark released in France on Culture Factory in 2009 (780 014) Chariot released in France on Magic Records in 2013 (3930959)
Chariot released in France on RDM Editions in 2013 (CD 765) Tender Love released in the UK on Jasmine Records in 2015 (JASBOX 33-4) Petula Clark released in the UK on Hallmark in 2015 (716102)

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Darling Cheri

Darling Cheri German sleeve

French sheet music


DARLING VERZEIH' (1965)
The German language version of Petula and Norman Newell's song Now That You've Gone, subsequently released as the flip to Come On My Boy, issued by issued by Vogue Schallplatten (DV 14345), the German adaptation of I Know A Place.

CD Releases (2):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231)

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Darling Verzeih'


DEINE LIEBE IST WUNDERBAR (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Montague) 1965
The German version of You're The One and released as the 'B' side to Verzeih' Die Dummen Tranen, the German adaptation of My Love. Arranged by Tony Hatch. Issued on record in 1966 by Vogue Schallplatten ‎(DVS 14 489).

CD Releases (3):

Die Deutschen Erfolge released in Germany on Castle Communications in 1992 (CHC 7057) The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI) Kaleidoskop released in Germany on Sanctuary in 2003 (SANDD094)

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Deine Liebe Ist Wunderbar


DONNE MOI DES FLEURS (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Pierre Delanoe) 1964
The French adaptation of the Clark / Hatch composition Gotta Tell The World - the up tempo pop song was featured on the Vogue LP Petula '65 issued in the UK in 1964 on Disques Vogue (VRL 3010) and distributed by PYE Records. Also issued in France in 1965 on Disques Vogue (LD 671 30), in Canada on Disques Vogue (VF 47019) and in 1972 in Australia on Summit Records (SRA 250.102). Donne Moi Des Fleurs was also included in Petula's performance repertoire of the time and was captured on the Live '65 album recorded at the Paris Olympia in April 1965 and issued for the first time some 35 years after it was recorded.

CD Releases (3):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462) Live 65 released in France on Magic Records in 2000 (5295402)

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Donne Moi Des Fleurs


DON'T STOP THE MUSIC (Petula Clark) 1978
In 1978 CBS Records (UK) released the single (Life Is) Just A Dance With Time (S CBS 6781), the theme from the new film The Greek Tycoon, starring Anthony Quinn and Jacqueline Bisset. The single was also released in Holland (6781), Portugal (6781) and Spain (6781) on CBS Records. The 'B' side was the Petula composition Don't Stop The Music. Both cuts on the single were arranged by Aldo Frank. Don't Stop The Music was performed by Petula on various European television shows including her 1979 Numero Un French TV Special and on her 1978 Chichester Festival Hall concert At The Turn Of The Year recorded for the ITV network by TVS. The live version of Don't Stop The Music was given a slightly different arrangement by Kenny Clayton and featured an alternate ending with harmonies by backing vocalists Sunny and Sue. Watch video

CD Releases (3):

Songbird released in the UK on Pickwick Music in 1992 (PWKM 4094) The Songs Of My Life - The Very Best of Petula Clark released in the UK on Reader's Digest in 1999 (RDCD 2481-3) Don't Cry For Me Argentina - The CBS Years Volume Two released in the UK on Zone Records in 2007 (ZONE 1016)

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Don't Stop The Music

Don't Stop The Music Dutch sleeve

Don't Stop The Music Spanish sleeve


DRIVEN BY EMOTION (Petula Clark) 2005
Driven By Emotion was written in December 2004 and later recorded as a demo on 09 January 2005, in New York with arrangements by Joseph Baker. The initial demo for Driven By Emotion was given a smooth jazz orientated arrangement by Petula's then musical director Kenny Clayton who adapted the song for her British concert tour of 2005. The song replaced Memories Of Love in her stage repertoire and therefore required a suitably up-tempo and contemporary arrangement. Backing vocals for the click tracks were recorded by Petula and Melanie Stace in the final week of February 2005. The song was premiered during Petula's concert at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, on 07 March 2005.

A new studio version of Driven By Emotion, with additional spoken lyrics was released on Petula's 2006 CD single Together, issued by Petula's own label Belle Tulipe (BT 0001) and sold exclusively online and at the Moon River Theatre gift shop in Branson, Missouri. This alternative studio version was produced by Petula and David Hadzis with arrangements by Kenny Clayton. The track was mixed and mastered by David Hadzis at Arthanor Studio, Geneva, Switzerland.

CD Releases (1):

Together released in the US on Belle Tulipe in 2006 (BT-0001)

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Driven By Emotion


DU BIST FUR MICH EIN MANN (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Peter Stroem) 1968
Nearly three years after the original version of Gotta Tell The World was released, Petula recorded this adaptation in German. Recorded in 1968 using the original 1965 backing track, Du Bist Fur Mich Ein Mann appeared as the 'B' side to the German single Vom Wind Verweht issued by Vogue Schallplatten ‎(DV 14772).

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Du Bist Fur Mich Ein Mann

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E' FINITO TUTTO (Petula Clark / Vito Pallavicini) 1964
An Italian version of Petula's popular ballad Forgetting You, recorded in 1964 at London's PYE studios with backing by the Peter Knight Orchestra. The recording was produced by Ezio Leoni and was issued as the 'B' side to the Italian hit Quelli Che Hanno Un Cuore, (Disques Vogue J 35045) which peaked at #4 on the Italian singles chart.

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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E'Finito Tutto

E' Finito Tutto


ELLE EST FINIE - LA BELLE HISTOIRE (Petula Clark / Georges Aber) 1963
One of Petula's most popular French compositions, Elle Est Finie (La Belle Histoire) featured on the enormously successful Vogue EP Je Me Sens Bien (Aupres De Toi) (EPL 8078). Released in 1963, the record was accompanied by a Scopitone film of Elle Est Finie (La Belle Histoire), shot on location in Paris. The popular French singer Pierre Dorsey released his own version of the song, also released by Vogue. Watch Video

CD Releases (8):

C'est Ma Chanson released in France on Vogue in 1988 (VG 671 670042) Les Annees Petula released in France on BMG France in 1996 (74321380302) Petula Clark released in France on BMG France in 1997 (74321462382) Petula Clark released in France on BMG France in 1998 (74321591502) Anthologie Vol 3 1963 / 1964 released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051922) 41 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (AMC 66.023)
Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214)

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Elle Est Finie - La Belle Histoire

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ELLE EST LA PUBLICITIE! (Petula Clark / M Bernholc / Catherine Desage) 1971
Petula composed the melody to this upbeat song which first appeared as the flip to the single La Chanson De Marie Madeleine issued in France by Disques Vogue ‎(V.45.4020). The lyric was co-written by Catherine Desage who is credited to several other Clark recordings from this period. The arrangement and musical direction for the recording is by Mike Stephenson.

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 8 1970 / 1972 released in France on Anthology's in 2002 (3073612)

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Elle Est La Publicitie!


EMPTY SPACES (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1986 from Someone Like You
One of the most powerful and emotional songs from the score of Someone Like You that was performed by Petula's character Abigail in act one. 

Empty Spaces was first recorded as a demo in December 1985 at Snake Ranch Studios, London. The song was constantly in development and various versions were written by Dee Shipman for different stages in the production. The demo recording featured a reprise with vocals provided by Steve Barton and Marjorie Barnes. The final piece that appeared in the show was performed by Petula's character Abigail in act one. Dee Shipman later wrote an additional verse when Petula reprised the song at her Barbican Centre, London concert in November 1990. Read More

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Empty Spaces


ENDGAME (Petula Clark / John Owen Williams) 2016
Endgame is a song written by Petula and John Owen Williams for the 2016 studio album From Now On - along with the standard album on CD, fans can also purchase the release as a vinyl LP - the first studio album to be issued by Petula on vinyl since 1988! Petula plays piano on the track and co-writer John Owen Williams provides the backing vocals. Read More

"Endgame is lovely, too; a tale of wanting to be with your loved one" - MOJO Magazine

CD Releases (1):

From Now On released in the UK on BMG in 2016 (538196912)
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EST-CE L'AMOUR QUI VEUT CA (Petula Clark / Ralph Bernet) 1963
The original French version of Petula's composition Tell Me (That It's Love), recorded in 1963. The song was included as part of the Vogue EP Entre Nous, Il Est Fou (EPL 8162) and was featured on the Disques Vogue album Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur (LD 623-30).

CD Releases (3):

Anthologie Vol 3 1963 / 1964 released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051922) Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214)

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Est-Ce L'Amour Qui Veut Ca


ES IST VORBEI (Petula Clark /  Georges Aber / Hans Brandtke) 1964
An unreleased German version of Elle Est Fine La Belle Histoire / This Is Goodbye, finally issued on the 1998 International Collection by Bear Family.

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Es Ist Vorbei


EVERY DROP OF RAIN (Petula Clark / Jon Allen) 2015
A collaboration between Petula and English folk rock singer Jon Allen whom she met in 2014 when hosting the vintage TV sessions for Vintage TV.


EVERY TIME I SEE A RAINBOW (Al Grant / Jackie Trent) 1968
A rare writing collaboration between Petula (credited as Al Grant) and the late Jackie Trent. The melodic ballad appeared as the 'B' side to the international hit recording Don't Give Up with an arrangement by Johnny Harris.

CD Releases (3):

A Golden Hour Of Petula Clark Volume 2 released in the UK on Knight Records in 1991 (KGHCD 151) Today released in the UK on Sequel Records  in 1997 (NEB CD 943) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059)

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Every Time I See A Rainbow

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THE FACE OF LOVE (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
A ballad written for the character Jeanne, Zola's mistress. The song was originally demo'd by Petula in 1988 at the Dower House studios with arrangement and piano / synth accompaniment by Kenny Clayton and issued on the 2007 CD In Her Own Write. The song was also recorded in 2011 by Meredith Braun at Angel Studios, London, for the concept cast recording issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

CD Releases (2):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001) J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027)

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The Face Of Love


FERME LES YEUX ET PENSE A MOI (Al Grant / Veronique Muller) 1971
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant, Ferme Les Yeux Et Pense A Moi is a dramatic melody written by Petula with French lyric by Veronique Muller. Muller was working for Petula as a secretary in the early seventies, she later found her own musical success and represented Switzerland in the Eurovision song contest. Ferme Les Yeux Et Pense A Moi was released on the 1972 LP La Chanson De Marie Madeleine issued by Disques Vogue in France (SLD 831) and in Canada (SLD 8005).

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 8 1970 / 1972 released in France on Anthology's in 2002 (3073612)

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Ferme Les Yeux Et Pense A Moi


THE FIGHT (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1989 from Someone Like You
One of the final songs to be written for the touring version of Someone Like You. The song was still being structured just days before opening night at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. The Fight, arranged by Kenny Clayton, was a grand production number involving the complete cast at the end of act two. A recording exists of Kenny Clayton at piano working through the arrangement which is held as part of the archive collection.

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The Fight

Production sheet music


FILATURE (Petula Clark) 1964 from A Couteaux Tires
One of 6 themes / incidental music from the 1964 French film A Couteaux Tires composed by Petula Clark with musical direction by Tony Hatch. The 6 themes were released on the French EP A Couteaux Tires issued in 1964 by Disques Vogue (EPL 8198). This and the other 5 themes have not been issued on CD although a DVD of the film is available on general release.

Filature


FORGETTING YOU (Petula Clark / Pierre Cour / Tony Hatch) 1964
Another pre Downtown collaboration between Petula and Tony Hatch, released as the flip to the 1964 PYE single In Love released by PYE Records (7N.15639). Both tracks featured a slow jazzy arrangement.

CD Releases (5):

Jumble Sale released in the UK on Sequel in 1992 (NED CD 198) The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) I Love To Sing released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1995 (NXT CD 265) Downtown & The New Petula Clark Album released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 390) Music - The Pye Anthology Volume 2 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEECD 392) 

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Forgetting You


FOR LOVE (Al Grant) 1968
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant and recorded for the 1968 LP The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener, For Love (arranged by Ernie Freeman and produced for record by Claude Wolff) was later issued as a double tracked version to back the international single The Song Of My Life, released in 1971.

CD Releases (9):

Love Songs released in the UK on Pickwick in 1988 (PWK 080) The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Petula: Don't Give Up and Kiss Me Goodbye released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1995 (SEECD 435) The Best Of Petula Clark released in Japan on Century Records in 1995 (CECC-00718) Warm And Tender released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1997 (NEB CD 944) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Colour My World released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 061)
The Spirit Of Today released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 377) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231) Feelin' Groovy released in the UK on Castle Music in 2005 (CMQCD658)

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For Love


FRANCOISE (Petula Clark) 1964 from A Couteaux Tires
One of 6 themes / incidental music from the 1964 French film A Couteaux Tires composed by Petula Clark with musical direction by Tony Hatch. The 6 themes were released on the French EP A Couteaux Tires issued in 1964 by Disques Vogue (EPL 8198). This and the other 5 themes have not been issued on CD although a DVD of the film is available on general release.

Fracoise


FRERE JACQUES (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1968
Petula wrote this up tempo melody with lyrics by Pierre Delanoe. The 1968 recording (with accompaniment by Michel Colombier and his Orchestra) was issued as its own EP issued on Disques Vogue (EPL 8647) and on the 1969 LP Petula Clark (VRLS 3039).

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 7 1968 / 1970 released in France on Anthology's in 2001 (3071982)

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Frere Jacques

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FRIEND OF MY HEART (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
A ballad written for Zola to reflect on his relationship with Paul Cezanne. The song was originally demo'd by Dave Willetts in 1988 at the Dower House studios with arrangement and piano / synth accompaniment by Kenny Clayton. Two versions of the song were also recorded in 2011 by Dave Willetts (who played the role of Zola) and Jill Martin who recorded the song as a reprise (who played the role of Sandrine) for the concept cast recording recorded at Angel Studios, London and issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

Dee Shipman recalls: "Petula and I had already been working on the show 'Someone Like You' for quite a while, when we talked about my passion for the life and work of the great controversial French novelist, Emile Zola. I felt the affinity with and resonance between Aznavour's writing and Zola's and I told Petula that one day, I wanted to write a musical about him.

And as we went deeper into the subject, it seemed that she became nearly as enthused as I was, and then, at first gradually and then avidly, we were writing it! I would come up with a phrase, a line, and she instinctively started playing exactly the right music: sitting together at the piano, the songs just seemed to grow organically from us! 

And the ideas were flowing from me; the more I researched, the more I discovered, the more intimately connected to the man and his life I became!

To the extent that I was having dreams in which we met, and he told me details of his life and feelings I'd found in no books anywhere! All of which eventually found their way into the songs.

It was when we had reached the part of his life where the great friendship between Zola and Paul Cezanne, to whom Zola had been best friend, mentor, older brother and coach, dramatically and painfully ended, that one night, in our house at the top of Hindhead in Surrey I had the following dream experience:

We were sitting high up on a steep hillside. Zola was very young, and I was inside his head; there was another, younger, boy with us. They were best friends.

I woke early the next morning, and went downstairs to the breakfast room, and sat looking out of the patio doors to where the lawn sloped steeply away down the hill, seeming to be suspended in the sky. The dew was sparkling on each blade of grass; and in spite of the beauty of what I was seeing, I felt immense sadness, and regret - and the dream came back to me - and I knew that these emotions were not mine, but Zola's. 

And then the words came ..." 

CD Releases (1):

J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027)

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Friend Of My Heart


FROM NOW ON (Petula Clark / Vincent Degiorgio / Paul Visser / John Owen Williams) 2016
From Now On reunites Clark with John Owen Williams, the Peel session producer who mentored the careers of The Housemartins and The Proclaimers in the 1980s, and who more recently produced Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott's current album 'Wisdom, Laughter and Lines' which entered the charts at #4. From Now On is the title track from the 2016 BMG album and Senbla UK concert tour of the same name. The song is about looking forward and seizing the moment. The album, issued on 16 September 2016 by BMG Rights Management, entered the UK album charts at #70. Of the song, Petula commented: "Let's face it, this is all we have - from now on. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow we don't know. I've felt like this for many years. Living for the day is the most important thing," she says. Read More

"From Now On is like a favourite family elder comforting you with wisdom and experience" - MOJO Magazine

CD Releases (1):

From Now On released in the UK on BMG in 2016 (538196912)
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GET IT TOGETHER (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1987 from Someone Like You
Get It Together was written as a large production number intended for the first act of Someone Like You. A demo version was recorded at the Redan Recorders Studio with Petula performing lead vocal and ensemble vocals provided by Debi Doss and Shirlie Roden. The upbeat melody then merges into what  became The Women's Credo. The song, although omitted from the final stage production, bears the foundation for the ensemble piece Picking Up The Pieces that appeared in act one of the production. Petula intended to perform Get It Together live on her 1988 appearance of The Des O'Connor show.

The Redan Recorders session recorded in London on 11 December 1987 produced polished demos including an ensemble cast performance of Get It Together together with full company performances of Amen Into The Light and Home Is Where The Heart Is (session tape pictured below). These sessions were funded by Bill Kenwright. Read More

Redan Recorders session tape

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Get It Together


GETTING THE RIGHT THING WRONG (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1990 from Someone Like You
Written between the touring production and the opening of the London production of Someone Like You, Getting The Right Thing Wrong was a grand power ballad for Petula's character Abigail performed in the second act and later reprised by Petula's character Abigail. 

The song was recorded at CTS Studios, Wembley on 06 February 1990 and issued as a 'AA' side to the First Night Records single of Someone Like You issued in 1990 (Score 23). Read More

The CTS sessions produced four songs (Getting The Right Thing Wrong, Home Is Where The Heart Is, Someone Like You and I Am What You Need) which were recorded on the same day in a lengthy session that concluded at 1 AM.

On Getting The Right Thing Wrong, Petula commented: "This is from a stage show set in Civil War America called Someone Like You, or as I affectionately call it: SLY; I wrote the music and the lyrics are by a dear friend named Dee Shipman, who has written words for a lot of songs by Charles Aznavour. I performed this in SLY; it comes at a moment when my character, Abigail, must face up to her independence."

Getting The Right Thing Wrong was also covered by New York cabaret singer Moira Danis on her album Beautiful Sounds - The Songs of Petula Clark.

CD Releases (1):

The Petula Clark Anthology - Downtown To Sunset Boulevard released in the US on Hip-O in 2000 (012 157 455-2) 

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Getting The Right Thing Wrong

Getting The Right Thing Wrong UK single release

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GIVE IT A TRY (Petula Clark / Kenny Clayton) 1983
Give It A Try, was originally written by Petula's musical director Kenny Clayton with a working title of Face To Face (see original lyric sheet published by Dynamusic Limited to the right). 

Kenny's melody was styled to reflect a song such as Neil Sedaka's Solitaire. Kenny presented the song to Petula who re-worked some of Kenny's original lyrics and introduced a new bridge to the song. Give It A Try was premiered on Petula's New Years Eve TV special Petula Concentrates On You for YTV for the ITV network in 1983. Watch Video

The song was also performed several times in concert and on Australian television. Give It A Try was recorded in September 1986 at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London for inclusion on Petula's album of the same title issued in the US by the Jango Corporation in 1986 which later went into administration. Read More

In 2005, Petula's musical director Kenny Clayton recorded a piano solo version of Give It A Try for his album Kenny Clayton Plays Tribute To Petula Clark and Matt Monro (pictured right)

In 2015, Kenny Clayton recorded an alternate version of Give It A Try for his album Hommage (pictured right) - this version, entitled Lullaby, is inspired by composers that have inspired Kenny.

CD Releases (39):

Give It A Try released in the US on Jango in 1986 (JA-CD-779) Downtown released in Germany on Laserlight Digital / Delta Music in 1988 (15 103) Greatest Hits released in the UK on Tring International in 1988 (GRF083) This Is My Song released in Belgium on Skyline in 1989 (CD SL 812) The Best Of Petula Clark - Downtown released in Germany on Europa in 1989 (100476.0) Downtown released in the EU on Success in 1989 (2203CD)
Downtown released in Germany on Fortune in 1989 (Fortune 3027)
Petula Clark released in Germany on CLEmusic Distribution in 1989 (70 003-2) The Most Beautiful Songs Of Petula Clark released in Germany on Imtrat in 1989 (imt 100.098) Petula Clark Collection released in the UK on Object Enterprises in 1989 (OR 0056) The Super Hit Collection released in the EU on Conquistador in 1990 (CPNQ 010) Petula Clark released in Spain on Perfil in 1991 (CD-5456/T-C16)
Golden Hits released in Germany on Flash in 1991 (8351-2) Greatest Hits released in Holland on Cleo in 1991 (CLCD 00315) Greatest Hits released in the UK on Galaxy in 1993 (3885132) Legends released in the UK on Legends / Wisepack Ltd in 1994 (LECD 104) Downtown released in Germany on Karussell in 1995 (843 996-2) Gold released in Holland on Gold in 1995 (GOLD 130)
Downtown released in the UK on Abracadabra in 1995 (AB 3008) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Success in 1996 (16268CD) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Prism Leisure in 1996 (PLATCD114) These Are My Songs released in the UK on Start Entertainments Limited in 1996 (STFCD 5) Greatest Hits released in the UK on A Play Collect in 1996 (10052-2) The Best Of Petula Clark released in Italy on Cameo in 1996 (CD 3564)
Forever Classic - Petula Clark released in Holland on MasterTone in 1997 (0300) This Is My Song released in the UK on FMCG in 1997 (FMC007) Petula Clark released in the US on Classic World Productions in 1999 (CWP 9923) Colour My World released in the UK on Going For A Song in 1999 (GFS132) At Her Very Best released in the UK on Hey Presto! in 1999 (KBCD 178) Downtown released in the UK on Life Time in 1999 (LT-5117)
Downtown released in the UK on Galaxy in 2000 (3815412) Petula Clark released in Holland on Forever Gold in 2001 (FG097) Downtown released in the UK on Maverick Music in 2001 (1-1073) Greatest Hits released in the US on Classic World Productions in 2002 (CWP 9923) The Very Best Of released in China on D&I Records in 2004 (CDICD 01036) This Is My Song released in the UK on Black Box in 2004 (BB2100)
This Is My Song released in the UK on Gold Box in 2005 (GB281) The Hits released in Germany on Hot Town in 2009 (SL 812-1) Petula Clark released in the UK on KBox in 2009 (KBOX3581) This Is My Song released in the UK on White Collection in 2009 (WHITE245)

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Give It A Try

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GOLDEN GUINEA (Petula Clark) 1959
Petula's first published composition (Henderson Music Publishing Limited) was this instrumental melody from 1960. 

In 1959, Petula submitted a demo acetate to PYE Records  of herself playing the melody on piano. PYE chose to utilise the piece as the theme to a new series of recordings released on their budget subsidiary label Golden Guinea launched in 1959 - records were marketed at the price of one Guinea. 

The melody was recorded by Petula's then musical director Joe 'Mr. Piano' Henderson and issued as the 'B' side to his 1960 Pye single Winterset (Pye 7N.15243). Joe Henderson's recording features the Peter Knight Orchestra and Chorus. Read More

New Musical Express 1960 New Musical Express 1960Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson Petula and Joe "Mr.Piano" Henderson

CD Releases (3):

Piano Party released in the UK on Pulse / Castle in 2007 (PBX CD 327) Partners In Music released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 1088) Tender Love released in the UK on Jasmine Records in 2015 (JASBOX 33-4)

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Golden Guinea

Petula and Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson


GOT IT (Petula Clark / Adrianus Olm Van / Eddy Ouwens) 1987
Got It was one of the lead tracks from Petula's 1988 This Is My Song Album produced by Euro-pop impresario Eddy Ouwens (pictured right). The track was also released as a single in its own right with an alternate opening. Petula contributed to writing the lyrics for this song.

CD Releases (14):

This Is My Song Album released in Holland on Dino Music in 1988 (DNCD 1167) My Greatest released in the UK on Music For Pleasure in 1988 (CD-MFP 6053) My Greatest released in Germany on Polystar in 1988 (835 709-2) Petula Clark released in Spain on Perfil in 1989 (CD-5034) Spotlight on Petula Clark released in Germany on Sonet in 1989 (SPCD-18) My Greatest released in France on Clever in 1989 (23216-2)
The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in Belgium on Diamond in 1991 (01 5740 61) My Greatest released in Canada on Madacy in 1992 (SA-2-6401) Downtown released in Germany on Spectrum in 1995 (551 412-2) The Best Of Petula Clark released in the US on BCI Music in 1996 (BCCD 307) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Prism Leisure in 2003 (PLATCD 1215) The Song Of My Life released in the US on BCI Music in 2005 (40982-2)
In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001) This Is My Song released in The Netherlands on Disky in 2009 (SI 906316)

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Got It

With Eddy Ouwens


GOTTA TELL THE WORLD (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Pierre Delanoe) 1965
Gotta Tell The World is a standout Clark / Hatch beat track featured on the 1965 New Petula Clark Album (also known as I Know A Place). The song also appeared as the 'B' side to another Clark / Hatch collaboration; You're The One released in November 1965.

CD Releases (4):

The EP Collection released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1990 (SEECD 306) I Know A Place released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEBCD 660) Downtown & The New Petula Clark Album released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 390) It's So Fine - Pye Girls Are Go! released in the UK on Castle in 2005 (CMDDD1159)

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Gotta Tell The World


GREEN HILLS OF OLD ENGLAND (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1985 from Someone Like You
An alternate lyric to the Someone Like You song Green Hill, West Virginia. Originally this Dee Shipman lyric was to be sung by Petula's character Abigail during act one of the production. 

Petula recorded a demo of the song on 16 December 1985 at Snake Ranch Studios, London with a simple solo piano arrangement by Kenny Clayton. Petula first presented the song to the public at her concert in Chichester on 09 February 1986. In the original Clark / Shipman book Green Hills of Old England appeared in act one as Petula's character Abigail wanders into the yard and looks at the blackened landscape. Green Hills of Old England never made it into the touring or London productions of Someone Like You

In 2008, Petula selected her demo recording of Green Hills Of Old England to be played during her interview with Elaine Paige on BBC Radio 2. Read More

CD Releases (1):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001)

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Green Hills Of Old England


GREEN HILL, WEST VIRGINIA (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1985 from Someone Like You
Written in 1985, Green Hill, West Virginia was originally written as part of a complex 'Soliloquy' sequence, incorporating Empty Spaces

A demo was recorded to reflect this version at Snake Ranch Studios, London on 16 December 1985. Green Hill was a fictitious town created by Petula and Dee as the setting for their musical. Green Hill, West Virginia was later expanded and given new lyrics to be performed as a song and dance number by the characters Andy and Moonshine. 

During the transition between the 1989 touring version and 1990 West End production Green Hill, West Virginia was cut from the score.

Several audience recorded versions from the touring production are held as part of the archive collection.

Additionally, a recording exists of Kenny Clayton at piano working through the arrangement which is also held as part of the archive collection. Read More

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Green Hill, West Virginia


GUESS YOU'VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1986 from Someone Like You
Guess You've Got A Lot To Learn is an elaborate, lively song intended for the first act of Someone Like You and  was written as a trio for Abigail, Serena and Andy to highlight and establish their distinct differences. The song was written for the original Clark / Shipman book and during the song, all three prepare a meal. After Abigail's line in the song: "Andy, set the table please", Andy takes crockery, cutlery, napkins etc, from the bags, puts them on the harmonium, having first taken the lace cloth out and pit it on the table. As the song progresses, Andy picks up the piece of cheese, wipes it on his sleeve and puts it on the table with the other things. Abigail and Andy then set the table; but at Serena's line "Starting here, starting now ..." Abigail, furious, steps towards Serena (who has been moving towards Abigail) as if to argue; - hence Andy's line "Please don't row".

The song culminates in Abigail, Andy and Serena setting the table and dishing up grits and by the time Andy sings "Can we eat?" all three are immediately sitting around the table and on "Let's eat", the three of them immediately start their meal.

The song was recorded as a demo at PRT Studios, London (previously PYE Studios) in 1986 with Petula, Marjorie Barnes (internationally known jazz and Broadway performer and former member of The 5th Dimension) and an unidentified child actor as Andy. The song was not included in either the touring or West End production of the show. Read More

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Guess You've Got A Lot To Learn

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HANG TIGHT (Maxime Pinto / Maxime Lebidois / Petula Clark) 2012
An album track recorded during the sessions for the French Petula album issued in 2012 by Sony BMG and co-written with Maxime Pinto and Maxime Lebidois.

CD Releases (2):

Petula released in France on Vogue / Sony Music in 2012 (88691946552) Petula released in Canada on Tandem / Sony Music in 2012 (TMUCD5858)

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Hang Tight


HAPPINESS (Petula Clark / Alain Boublil) 2012
With English words and music by Petula, (French lyric by Alain Boublil) Happiness is a song recorded for the Lost In You album sessions recorded in London. Happiness was first performed in concert in 2011 in Paris and then performed as the opening song in Petula's concert tours of Australia (2012) and the UK tour (2013) with the French language verse replaced by a new English language verse written especially for her concert opening. Although recorded for the UK chart album Lost In You, Happiness was kept back for a proposed deluxe edition of the album which never materialised. The song was later included on the Japanese release of the album as a bonus track. Watch Video

In 2016, the song was presented for the first time to the UK market on Petula's studio album From Now On. The French lyric is by Alain Boublil, the musical theatre lyricist and librettist, best known for his collaborations with the composer Claude-Michel Schonberg for musicals on Broadway and London's West End including Miss Saigon and Les Miserables. Read more

"It's a wonderful thing falling in love. There's a song I wrote called Happiness - being in love is that crazy, fantastic, warm feeling".

CD Releases (2):

Lost In You released in Japan on Sony Music Japan in 2013 (SICP 3797) From Now On released in the UK on BMG in 2016 (538196912)

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Happiness


HEART (Petula Clark / Georges Aber / Tony Hatch) 1965
One of the most highlighted works from the Clark / Hatch partnership was the R&B song Heart. Recorded for The New Petula Clark Album, the song also featured as the 'B' side to the hit single You'd Better Come Home. Heart was memorably performed live on the popular Ed Sullivan Show in late 1965. Heart was covered by fellow PYE artist Joey Loren. The song was also picked up by DJ / producer the Outpsider and remixed in 2003. This remix, and the Outpsider's remix of Petula's Windmills Of Your Mind, remains unreleased.

CD Releases (12):

Downtown released in Australia on Rainbow in 1990 (RCD 421) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in Australia on Rainbow in 1992 (2RCD 013/014) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) I Know A Place released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEBCD 660) The Classic Collection released in the UK on Pulse / Castle Communications in 1997 (PBX CD 404) Downtown - The Pye Anthology released in the UK on Sequel Records / Castle Music in 1999 (NEECD 316)
The Sixties EP Collection released in the UK on Sequel Records in 2000 (NXTCD 338) Downtown & The New Petula Clark Album released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 390) Legendary released in Australia on BMG in 2000 (74321785692) The Ultimate Selection released in New Zealand on BMG NZ in 2001 (TUC 012) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231) Hit Parade released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2006 (SMBCD388)

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Heart


HEAVEN'S DOOR (Petula Clark) 2008
Heaven's Door was a brand new composition recorded for Petula's 2008 hit package Then & Now for Universal. The gospel inspired song was recorded between Arthanor Studios in Geneva and Air Lyndhurst Studios in London. Petula first included Heaven's Door in her 2008 UK tour and has since incorporated the song in her performance repertoire. Read More

CD Releases (1):

Then & Now released in the UK on UMTV in 2006 (5309397)

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Heaven's Door


HERE COMES THE MORNING (Petula Clark / Jackie Trent)  1967
Another Petula Clark writing collaboration with Tony Hatch's wife Jackie Trent who wrote this touching lyric to accompany Petula's melody for (Softly) Here Comes The Morning (arranged by Johnny Harris and produced by Tony Hatch). The song was issued as the 'B' side to what became one of Petula's biggest worldwide hit recordings; Don't Sleep In The Subway, released in 1967.

CD Releases (6):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) The Pye Years released in the UK on RPM in 1995 (RPM 146) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Sings The International Hits & These Are My Songs released in the UK on Castle in 2000 (CMRCD 060) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231)

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Here Comes The Morning


HERE COMES THE RAINBOW (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch) 2010
Petula and Tony Hatch had planned to write new material together in 2002 for The Ultimate Collection, however the writing collaboration never came to fruition. Now living in Menorca, Tony Hatch wrote Here Comes The Rainbow with Petula in 2010 which she debuted in September 2010 at her concert in Tarrytown New York. The song has become a firm favourite with fans and on 05 July 2014 it was performed by Petula in a concert (with Tony Hatch at piano) celebrating the music of Tony Hatch in A Life In Song at London's Royal Festival Hall. Watch Video

The song was recorded at Joseph Baker's studio in New York together with the Clark composition Refugee. Both of these recordings remain unreleased.

Petula with Tony Hatch


HERE FOR YOU (Petula Clark) 1998
Petula's passionate composition has touched many audiences since it was first performed in concert in Rhyl, North Wales in 1998. 

Since that concert, Petula has performed the song as her closing number for the majority of her live shows. 

Here For You was recorded in Los Angeles during sessions for the Varese Sarabande studio album Here For You. Since recording Here For You, Petula has written a French verse for the song that was performed in her one woman show at the St. Denis Theatre Montreal and the Paris Olympia. During the development of her 'one woman show', Petula wrote an alternate version to include a counter melody from Celebrate, however this version was never used. Watch Video

A live version was issued by Varese Sarabande from Petula's concert in Norfolk, Virginia (as part of the Virginia Arts Festival) which was recorded for PBS. In 2005, Petula's musical director Kenny Clayton recorded a piano solo version of Here For You for his album Plays Tribute To ... and the song was also covered by New York cabaret singer Moira Danis on her album Beautiful Sounds - The Songs of Petula Clark. 

"Here For You is a song I wrote quickly - music, lyrics, the whole thing. It's funny, songwriting can often come very quickly and you don't quite know why, it just there. It's meant to happen. There are other songs that you can slave over forever and it's still not right at the end. Here For You just seems right and I wrote it really for the audience. I finish my show with it and it's got a very special feeling for me. This recording (Ultimate Collection) was not done live. It was recorded in a Los Angeles studio with Michel Colombier's lovely arrangement." - Petula

Petula's own handwritten lyric sheet for Here For You

CD Releases (4):

Here For You released in the US on Varese Sarabande (Spotlight Series) in 1998 (VSD-5978) Here For You (tour edition) released in the US on Varese Sarabande (Spotlight Series) in 1999 (VSD-5993) A Sign Of The Times released in the US on Varese Sarabande in 2001 (302 066 305 2) The Ultimate Collection released in the UK on Sanctuary in 2002 (SANDD111)   

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Here For You


HERE WE ARE (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1985 from Someone Like You
One of the first songs to be written for Petula Clark and Dee Shipman's musical project Someone Like You. Petula submitted to Dee a demo tape of herself playing at piano the first set of melodies she had composed for the project. After completing these first set of songs they were recorded as demos at Redwood Studios, London on 27 June 1985. The arrangement of Here We Are by Kenny Clayton was distinctly contemporary and was recorded in two takes. Considered a strong contender for the shows opening number, the song was performed by Petula's character Abigail and Andy (Lewis Rae) in act one of the UK touring production of 1989 (pictured right). The lyrics had somewhat changed from Petula's solo demo to include more interaction between the characters and a dance sequence over the bridge. Here We Are was cut from the 1990 West End production. Read More

Redwood Studios 2" Multi track tape from the Redwood Studio Demos

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Here We Are

Lewis Rae (as Andy) with Petula Clark (as Abigail) in the touring production of Someone Like You performing Here We Are


HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU'VE GOT (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe / Tony Hatch)  1965
Another Clark / Delanoe / Hatch collaboration that was featured on the 1965 My Love album.

CD Releases (4):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) My Love released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEB CD 658) My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391) The Sixties EP Collection released in the UK on Sequel Records in 2000 (NXTCD 338)

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Hold On To What You've Got


HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1987 from Someone Like You
Considered one of the most memorable songs from the Clark / Shipman musical Someone Like You, Home Is Where The Heart Is was performed by Petula in an a cappella style behind a gauze curtain during the shows opening sequence whilst the sounds of war echoed behind. 

In the original book, it was intended for the overture (based on Home Is Where The Heart Is) to play whilst the gauze showed (by way of projection) a contemporary map of the USA where a light traced along the roads indicating the journey made by Petula's character Abigail and her son Andy, to reach Green Hill making way for the scrim to ascend as scene one opened.

In the original book, Home Is Where The Heart Is was written for Serena which became an entire company production number.  

In the touring and London productions, the song was performed by Petula's character Abigail and later reprised as an ensemble piece during the finale. 

Home Is Where Heart Is was originally recorded as a demo on 11 December 1987 at the Redan Recorders Studios, London. 

Redan Recorders session tape

The Redan sessions were financed by theatre impresario Bill Kenwright who acted as producer of the touring production. Read More

The Home Is Where The Heart Is demo was recorded by Petula and Marjorie Barnes (internationally known jazz and Broadway performer and former member of The 5th Dimension) and has an alternate ending. The song was later modified during the shows development and a final version was recorded on 06 February 1990 at CTS Studios in Wembley for inclusion on a planned cast album of Someone Like You that never materialised. 

Petula performed Home Is Where The Heart Is on the BBC daytime programme Pebble Mill. Watch Video

Home Is Where The Heart Is remained unreleased until 1998 when it was issued on the Where The Heart Is album by Connoisseur Records (a subsidiary of First Night Records), to accompany Petula's tour of the same name taking in 17 dates across the UK where Petula performed the song.

Dee Shipman recalls: I honestly can't remember where we were when we began writing this song. It was either at my home in Chelsea, The Cricket House, or maybe in our country house - most probably at both; because it went through a number of different stages.

I think Petula had had the melody, and possibly the title too, in her head for quite a while before she and I even started writing the first draft of the book, for the show which was then called "Amen!", ( only much later, when Fay Weldon became involved with the book, was it retitled, at her suggestion, "Someone Like You", which was my title for the big love duet between Abigail and The Major, the role created by Dave Willetts.)

"Home.." is one of my favourite of our songs from this show, and, unusually for a 'simple' song, it was actually easy to write! Petula's a consummate melodist, and listening to her playing this tune, I was able to put myself into Abigail's body, mind, and heart, to 'become' her and then I knew exactly what she was thinking and feeling, on her own in a war-ravaged alien land, and yet, against all the odds, still absolutely certain that things would turn out right!"

CD Releases (1):

Where The Heart Is released in the UK on Connoisseur Collection in 1998 (VSOP CD 249)

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

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HOW (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988
How appeared as the 'B' side to the single Life's A Game, issued by Fly Records in April 1988. Life's A Game was the theme song to the short lived TVS drama Gentleman And Players and was performed by Petula over the end credits. Issued as a single by Fly Records (EAGLE 2) in April 1988, the record was advertised at the end of each episode. Recorded at Twickenham Studios, both sides of the record were arranged, conducted and produced by Tony Britten. How, with music by Petula and lyrics by Dee Shipman, was released on CD in 2007 on the compilation In Her Own Write issued by Sepia Records.

CD Releases (1):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001)

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How

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I AM WHAT YOU NEED (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1985 from Someone Like You
Written as a solo for the character Kane in Someone Like You, I Am What You Need was one of the earliest pieces to be written for the musical project Amen and was originally recorded as a demo by Paul Jones (of Manfred Mann) on 27 June 1985 at Redwood Studios, London.

The song was written as a seduction number between Kane and Petula's character Abigail performed in act two of the touring and London productions.

Four years after Paul Jones had recorded the initial demo, West End actor Clive Carter was cast in the role of Kane and recorded the song at the CTS session in February 1990 for the intended cast album recording that never materialised. Clive Carter's recording was first issued in 2014, some 24 years after it was recorded, as a digital download track from First Night Records! Read More

Redwood Studios 2" Multi track tape from the Redwood Studio Demos

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Petula Clark (as Abigail) and Clive Carter (as Kane) in Someone Like You performing I Am What You Need


I BELIEVE IN LOVE (Petula Clark) 1975
Having officially parted company from her long term record label PYE in 1971, four years later Petula and PYE were briefly reunited to release the single What I Did For Love backed with Petula's own composition, the ballad I Believe In Love (7N. 45506) arranged and conducted by Nick Ingmam. Both tracks were produced by Norman Newell who had supervised Petula's first recording sessions back in 1949. Newell also provided the lyrics to Petula's first UK number one Sailor (written under the pseudonym David West).

CD Releases (8):

Love Songs released in the UK on Pickwick in 1988 (PWK 080) Downtown released in the UK on Castle Communications in 1990 (290 130) Downtown released in the UK on Castle Communications in 1990 (290 130) Downtown - The Pye Anthology released in the UK on Sequel Records / Castle Music in 1999 (NEECD 316) The Spirit Of Today released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 377) Anthologie Vol 9 1972 / 1976 released in France on Anthology's in 2002 (3073622) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231) The Essential Collection released in the UK on Reader's Digest in 2010 (RDCD6051)

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I Believe In Love


I KNEW YOU'D BE MY LOVER (Petula Clark / David Hadzis / Franceska Aeschlimann) 2002
I Knew You'd Be My Lover was first introduced to listeners as La Chanson De Gainsbourg. The melody was provided by David Hadzis. Recorded in late 2002, with production by the late Michel Colombier, I Knew You'd Be My Lover was released in August 2003 on the German hit retrospective
Kaleidoskop Ihre Größthe Hits. Petula recorded an early demo of the song in Geneva with synth programming by David Hadzis.

CD Releases (1):

Kaleidoskop Ihre Größthe Hits released in Germany on Sanctuary in 2003 (SANDD094)

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I Knew You'd Be My Lover


I KNOW YOU (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 2012 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
An additional unrecorded composition written in 2012 by Petula and Dee Shipman for their musical J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola.

I Know You


I WON'T CARE (Petula Clark / Grant Sturiale) 2012
"I wrote this lyric to Grant's music. Thanks to profuse email activity between New York and Paris. James (Hallawell - production assistant on the Lost In You Sessions) put it all together, and I love how he's done it." - Petula. The album Lost In You has been released in the UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Japan.

CD Releases (2):

Lost In You released in the UK on Sony Music in 2013 (88765432592) - also issued in the US and Australia Lost In You released in Japan on Sony Music Japan in 2013 (SICP 3797)

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I Won't Care


L'ILE DE FRANCE (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1967
Surprisingly this French song with lyrics by Pierre Delanoe was included on Petula's mainstream PYE album The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener, (NSPL 18211) released in 1968. As with many of Petula's compositions, the lyrics are in a sense autobiographical and in this instance, Delanoe has attributed the relationship between the settings of L'Isle De France alongside the other backdrops in Petula's life, such as Hollywood and Manhattan. L'ile De France first appeared on the French Disques Vougue EP La Derniere Valse (EPL 8584) issued in 1967.

CD Releases (8):

The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Petula: Don't Give Up and Kiss Me Goodbye released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1995 (SEECD 435) Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in the France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502) The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Colour My World released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 061) Petula Clark Released in the France on Reader's Digest in 2001 (3209) Les Essentials released in France on BMG France in 2002 (74321 927862) Les Indispensables (versions originales) released in France on Sony BMG France in 2002 (82876829912) La Collection released in France on Sony BMG France in 2002 (88697565772) La Collection released in France on Sony BMG France in 2011

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L'Ile De France

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(I'M BEGGING YOU) TAKE ME HOME AGAIN (Petula Clark) 1966
Released in late 1966 as the flip to the US chart hit Colour My World, (I'm Begging You) Take Me Home Again is a fantastic Petula Clark power ballad.

CD Releases (4):

The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391) The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Colour My World released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 061) Music - The Pye Anthology Volume 2 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEECD 392)

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(I'm Begging You) Take Me Home Again


I'M NOT AFRAID (Petula Clark / David Hadzis) 2000
An original song that was debuted during Petula's autobiographical one woman show staged in Montreal. Petula wrote the lyric to a melody submitted by David Hadzis. I'm Not Afraid was first performed in October 2000 and has become a regular feature in Petula's concert repertoire. A live recording from the Montreal performance was included on the Canadian CD retrospective Mes Plus Grandes Succes released in 2002 and later also included on the French / German hit packages Kaleidoscope / Kaleidoskop. The song was also captured live in concert and featured on the CD and DVD releases A Sign Of The Times issued in 2001 and Live At The Paris Olympia issued in 2004. Watch Video

CD Releases (8):

A Sign Of The Times released in the US on Varese Sarabande in 2001 (302 066 305 2) Mes Plus Grands Succes - Les Refrains De Ma Vie released in Canada on Lion-Soleil in 2002 (LSP2-1738) Kaleidoscope released in France on Sanctuary / BMG France in 2003 (SANDD169) Kaleidoskop Ihre Größthe Hits released in Germany on Sanctuary in 2003 (SANDD094) Live At The Paris Olympia released in the UK on Silva Screen in 2004 (SILCD 1169) The Best Of Volume 2 issued in the UK as a covermount CD to the Sunday ExpressUn Baladine Best Of released in France on Sony BMG France in 2010 (88697793442) Un Baladine La Selection Triple Best released in France on Sony BMG France in 2013 (88883738992)

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I'm Not Afraid


I'M THE WOMAN YOU NEED (Petula Clark) 1974
I'm The Woman You Need was recorded under the production of Tony Scotti and represented clear country influences. The song formed the title track of Petula's last album recorded for Polydor released in the UK in 1975. Taking from various Polydor sessions, the album features no less than seven producers but still manages to retain a consistent sound. Petula composed both music and lyrics for I'm The Woman You Need.

CD Releases (3):

Blue Lady released in the US on Varese Vintage in 1995 (VSD-5610) I'm The Woman You Need released in the US on Chronicles in 1997 (3145390802) The Wedding Song released in the US on Rebound Records in 1998 (314 520 496 2)

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I'm The Woman You Need


ICH SUCHE EINEN MANN (Petula Clark / Gunter Loose) 1962
The Road / Je Chante Doucement proved to be one of Petula's most successful compositions of the 1960s with its popular and distinct 'twist' feel. Now given the subtitle Petula's Twist - the German version issued in January 1963 was featured as the 'B' side to the hit single Casanova Baciami, peaking at number 2 in the German singles chart. The song was also featured on Petula's first German language album entitled Petula Clark (pictured right).

CD Releases (4):

Die Deutschen Erfolge released in Germany on Castle Communications in 1992 (CHC 7057) The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI) Petula Clark released in France on Culture Factory in 2009 (780 014) Plaza De Toros released in France on Magic Records in 2014 (3930993)

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Ich Suche Einen Mann

German album sleeve "Petula Clark" issued in 1963


IN THE CITY (Petula Clark / Grant Sturiale) 2008
A new composition written by Petula and her musical director Grant Sturiale, recorded in New York in late 2008 and later included on the Collectors Choice compilation Open Your Heart. The recording was arranged by Grant Sturiale and produced by Joseph Baker and Grant Sturiale and recorded at Jospeh Baker's New York studio.

CD Releases (1):

Open Your Heart released in the US on Collector's Choice Music in 2009 (CCM-2002)

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In The City


INTO THE LIGHT (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1987 from Someone Like You
Into The Light was written by Petula and Dee in the summer of 1987 and first performed in an abridged version for French television in November 1987. Watch Video

In December 1987 the complete demo was recorded at the Redan Recorders Studio in London. The demo recording is a spectacular full production number with session singers and verses sung by Marjorie Barnes an internationally known jazz and Broadway performer and former member of The 5th Dimension.

Redan Recorders session tape

When Robin Midgley, the director of the Cambridge Theatre Company, became involved in the project it was felt that the references to drug addiction should be omitted, thus excluding Into The Light from the production. Read More

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Into The Light


IO RESTO QUI (Petula Clark / Vito Pallavicini) 1965
One of Petula's most popular and dramatic compositions of the 1960s Just Say Goodbye was recorded in Italian using the original backing track with Tony Hatch and His Orchestra. Vito Pallavicini's adaptation; Io Resto Qui, was released as an Italian single on Disques Vogue (J 35079)  and performed by Petula on Italian television. Watch Video

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Io Resto Qui


IT'S NOT ENOUGH (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
A reprise of I've Had Enough for the character Emile Zola. The song was originally demo'd in 1988 by Dave Willetts at the Dower House Studios. The song were also recorded at Angel Studios, London in 2011 by Dave Willetts (who played the role of Zola) for the concept cast recording issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

CD Releases (1):

J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027)

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It's Not Enough


IT'S OK (I BELIEVE IN YOU) (Petula Clark) 2008
A new contemporary pop song written by Petula and first included on the 2008 chart album Then & Now. The song was recorded between Geneva and London. An alternate mix was subsequently released on the 2010 French compilation Une Baladine. It's OK (I Believe In You) was also performed live during Petula's 2008 UK concert tour.

CD Releases (4):

Then & Now released in the UK on UMTV in 2006 (5309397) Open Your Heart released in the US on Collector's Choice Music in 2009 (CCM-2002) Un Baladine Best Of released in France on Sony BMG France in 2010 (88697793442) Un Baladine La Selection Triple Best released in France on Sony BMG France in 2013 (88883738992)

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It's OK (I Believe In You)


IT'S UP TO YOU (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1991 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
It's Up To You was a song written for J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola in 1991 and was designed as a character piece for the satirical French cabaret singer Aristide Bruant. The song was originally demo'd on 09 September 1991 by Clive Carter with piano accompaniment by Paul Bateman. Petula sings in the chorus on the piano demo. The song was also recorded in 2011 at Angel Studios and Tin Pan Alley Studios, London by Martyn Ellis (who played the role of Aristide Bruant) for the concept cast recording issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

CD Releases (1):

J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027)

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It's Up To You


I'VE GOT LOVE GOING FOR ME (Petula Clark) 1968
Arranged and conducted by Johnny Harris and produced by Tony Hatch, I've Got Love Going For Me was recorded during the sessions for the 1968 Petula album also known as the Pink Album. The song was released as the 'B' side to the international hit single Kiss Me Goodbye.

CD Releases (4):

A Golden Hour Of Petula Clark Volume 2 released in the UK on Knight Records in 1991 (KGHCD 151) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) Today released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1997 (NEB CD 943) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059)

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I've Got Love Going For Me


I'VE HAD ENOUGH (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
An upbeat song written as an argument between Zola and his wife Sandrine. The song was originally demo'd in 1988 with Dave Willetts and Petula performing the respective roles with piano and synth programming provided by Kenny Clayton. The song was also recorded in 2011 at Angel Studios, London by Dave Willetts (as Zola) and Jill Martin (as Sandrine) for the concept cast recording issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

CD Releases (1):

J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027)

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I've Had Enough

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JACK AND JOHN (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch) 1965
Petula's Grammy winning smash hit I K now A Place was backed with this endearing Clark / Hatch ballad. During the taping of Petula's 1964 French TV series La, La, La, Petula plays at piano the working progress of this song. Watch Video

CD Releases (4):

The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) I Know A Place released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEBCD 660)  Downtown & The New Petula Clark Album released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 390) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231)

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Jack And John


JACK ET JOHN (Petula Clark / Maurice Vidalin) 1965
French language recording of Jack And John, featured on the popular LP Petula '65 issued first in the UK in 1964 (VRL 3010) and later issued in 1965 in France and Canada on Disques Vougue. Of the 12 tracks featured on Petula '65, 7 are Clark compositions! 

During the taping of Petula's 1964 French TV series La, La, La, Petula plays at piano the working progress of this song. Watch Video

CD Releases (2):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462) 

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Jack Et John


J'AI TOUT OUBLIE (Petula Clark / Pierre Cour / Tony Hatch) 1963
The memorable jazz influenced composition Forgetting You was interpreted in French by Pierre Cour. Issued in 1964 as J'ai Tout Oublie, the song appeared on the Disques Vogue EP Plaza De Toros (EPL 8110) and on the Disques Vogue album Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur (LD 623-30).

CD Releases (6):

Surprise Partie Released in France on Vogue in 1992 (670130) Anthologie Vol 3 1963 / 1964 released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051922) 20 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (56.023 41 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (66.023) Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461) Plaza De Toros released in France on Magic Records in 2014 (3930993)

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J'ai Tout Oublie

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LES JAMES DEAN (Petula Clark / Georges Aber) 1964
Les James Dean was a tribute in song to the late actor. With authentic motorbike sounds, this Clark composition (with an arrangement by Tony Hatch) is a typical piece of sixties rock with accompaniment by Tony Hatch and His Orchestra. The song became the title track of Petula's 1964 Disques Vogue LP Les James Dean. Petula performed the song on her Hello Paris TV special in December 1964. Watch Video

CD Releases (2):

Anthologie Vol 3 1963 / 1964 released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051922) Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461)

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Les James Dean

Disques Vogue EP featuring Les James Dean (EPL 8294)

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JE CHANTE DOUCEMENT (Petula Clark / Alain Gaunay / Claude Pitkowsky) 1961
A 1961 'twist' song (accompanied by Peter Knight and His Orchestra) included on the enormously popular Ya Ya Twist EP issued by Disques Vogue (PNV 24090). Je Chante Doucement was also included on the Disques Vogue LP Rendez-Vous Avec Petula (VPV 76017-30). This composition demonstrates Petula's constant ability to adapt and write contemporary music, at a time when the 'ye ye' style dominated the French hit parade.

CD Releases (4):

Anthologie Vol 1 released in France on Anthology's in 1998 (3039572) 20 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (56.023 41 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (66.023) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214) Tender Love released in the UK on Jasmine Records in 2015 (JASBOX 33-4)

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Je Chante Doucement


JE FAIS COURIR (Petula Clark / Jacques Lanzmann) 1972
An album track from Petula's final Disques Vogue album Comme Un Priere released in 1972 (LDM 30140).

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 9 1972 / 1976 released in France on Anthology's in 2002 (3073622)

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Je Fais Courir


JUST SAY GOODBYE (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe  / Tony Hatch) 1966
Revered as one of Clark's finest and dramatic compositions, Just Say Goodbye is an epic heart rending ballad. This outstanding track, arranged and produced by Tony Hatch became the title track of a UK EP and was featured on the international album My Love. In the US Just Say Goodbye was performed by Clark on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Hollywood Palace. The song was later covered by The Walker Brothers in 1968 and Tina Mason for her 1967 album Is Something Wonderful!. In 2010, an alternate version of Petula's Just Say Goodbye was featured and released for the first time on the French compilation Une Baladine. Watch Video

CD Releases (18):

Love Songs released in the UK on Pickwick in 1988 (PWK 080) The Hits Collection released in the UK on TellyDisc in 1989 (TEL CD 36) Downtown released in Australia on Rainbow in 1989 (RCD 9028) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in Australia on Rainbow in 1992 (2RCD 013/014) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) My Love released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEB CD 658)
PYE 35th Anniversary Box Set released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1995 (NXT CD 265) The Classic Collection released in the UK on Pulse / Castle Communications in 1997 (PBX CD 404) Petula Clark Sings Tony Hatch released in the UK on Castle Select in 1998 (SELCD 537) Downtown - The Pye Anthology released in the UK on Sequel Records / Castle Music in 1999 (NEECD 316) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391)
The Sixties EP Collection released in the UK on Sequel Records in 2000 (NXTCD 338) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231) Hit Parade released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2006 (SMBCD388) Un Baladine Best Of released in France on Sony BMG France in 2010 (88697793442) Un Baladine La Selection Triple Best released in France on Sony BMG France in 2013 (88883738992) The Essential Collection released in the UK on Reader's Digest in 2010 (RDCD6051)

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Just Say Goodbye

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KOMM TANZ MIT MIR (Petula Clark / Hubert Ballay / Montague) 1967
A German language recording of the 1965 Petula composition Dance With Me. Released in Germany in 1967 as the 'B' side to Es Kann Kein Wunder Grosser Sein. Komm Tanz Mit Mir was recorded to the original 1965 backing track and issued by Vogue Schallplatten (DV 14596).

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Komm Tanz Mit Mir

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LA DOVE MUORE IL SOLE (Al Grant / Tuminelli / Tortorella) 1969
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant, La Dove Muore Il Sole is the Italian version of Petula's song Some produced for record by her husband Claude Wolff. For the recording of La Dove Muore Il Sole, the original backing track, arranged by Ernie Freeman, was used for this Italian interpretation. La Dove Muore Il Sole featured on the 'B' side to the Italian version of Happy Heart; Il Sole Nel Cuore issued by Disques Vogue (VG 87.003).

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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La Dove Muore Il Sole


LAS VEGAS (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Guy Magenta / Pierre Delanoe) 1965
Las Vegas was included on the PYE / Warner Bros LP Colour My World and also on the UK PYE EP Here There And Everywhere. In the same year, Petula made her Las Vegas debut at the legendary casino Caesar's Palace. The French language recording of Las Vegas was released a year before the English version and featured on the Disques Vogue EP Il Faut Revenir (EPL 8379). Petula was filmed performing in Las Vegas with the actual streets of the US entertainment capital as her backdrop for the 1965 French television special Petula: Au Far West. Watch Video

CD Releases (12):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Kaz Records in 1994 (EUK CD 910) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 170) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Kaz Records / Pulse in 1996 (PLS CD 156) Petula Clark Sings Tony Hatch released in the UK on Castle Select in 1998 (SELCD 537) Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (PLS CD 156) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462) The Sixties EP Collection released in the UK on Sequel Records in 2000 (NXTCD 338) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Colour My World released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 061) The Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Music Bank in 2001 (PLS CD 156) Un Baladine Best Of released in France on Sony BMG France in 2010 (88697793442) Un Baladine La Selection Triple Best released in France on Sony BMG France in 2013 (88883738992)

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Las Vegas Sheet Music


LASS KEINEN TAG VERGEH'N (Petula Clark / Rudi Lindt) 1968
German language recording of the popular Clark composition The Show Is Over produced for record by Rudi Bauer. Lass Keinen Tag Vergeh'n was recorded at PYE Studios, London during 1968 and became the 'B' side to the German version of Kiss Me Goodbye released by Vogue Schallplatten (DV 14719). The track was arranged and conducted by Tony Hatch.

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Lass Keinen Tag Vergeh'n


LIBERTY (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1986 from Someone Like You
Liberty was written as a solo for the character Moonshine in Someone Like You. The song was recorded as a demo by Lance
Ellington (son of the legendary band leader Ray Ellington) in 1986 at PRT Studios (formerly PYE Studios), London. Lance's demo brought a distinct soul quality to the song and featured a rap section. Read More

In the original book by Clark / Shipman Liberty was performed by Moonshine. 

When Someone Like You toured the UK in 1989, Liberty was staged as a fun / comedy song for the characters Moonshine and Andy in act one. 

The song was turned into a more serious affair for the West End version and involved the soldiers and Serena in an elaborate dance number that was performed in act one. The change in direction hindered the song which was more effective when performed on tour.

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Liberty

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LIFE IS A SONG (Petula Clark / Kenny Clayton) 1983
In 1983, Petula celebrated her forty years in show business with a spectacular concert performance at London's Royal Albert Hall. The concert featured the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Petula's musical director Kenny Clayton. The highlight of the entire show was the epic Life Is A Song. The song was composed by Kenny and Petula as an autobiographical journey through the stages of Petula's career. Kenny adapted original pieces of music such as Mighty Like A Rose, With All My Heart and Downtown interspersed with their own composition. Life Is A Song also featured orchestral contributions from Michel Colombier. The final piece clocked up over thirteen minutes when it was performed live on 06 February 1983. The concert was fi lmed and recorded by the BBC for broadcast on television and Radio 2. The original sound recording of the concert was made by PRT Records for a possible double album release on the PRT label but plans were later dropped and a single highlights version of the album was released in December 1983 by Music For Pleasure under the title An Hour In Concert With Petula Clark. The album was first issued on CD in 1992 by Compacts For Pleasure, a division of EMI's Music For Pleasure. Throughout the 1980s, Petula continued to perform Life Is A Song in her live concert shows, in a scaled down version adapted for Petula's own group of musicians. Watch Video

CD Releases (2):

In Concert With Petula Clark released in the UK on Compacts For Pleasure in 1991 (CDB 7 97493 2) An Hour In Concert With Petula Clark released in the UK on All Pet Productions Limited in 2008

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Life Is A Song

Brochure cover for 40th Anniversary Concert


LITTLE BIT OF LOVIN' (Al Grant) 1972
Little Bit Of Lovin' was penned under Petula's pseudonym Al Grant and recorded during the sessions for the Polydor / MGM album Now, arranged by Don Costa. Although omitted from the Now album, Little Bit Of Lovin' was featured as the 'B' side to her first single in the US on MGM; My Guy, released in the spring of 1972. The record performed well in the US Adult Contemporary Charts and peaked at #70 on the national singles chart.

CD Releases (2):

Anthologie Vol 9 1972 / 1976 released in France on Anthology's in 2002 (3073622) Open Your Heart released in the US on Collector's Choice Music in 2009 (CCM-2002)

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Little Bit of Lovin'


LIVING FOR TODAY (Petula Clark / Grant Sturiale) 2016
A song performed during Petula's 2016 From Now On concert tour of the United Kingdom.
 

 


LOOKING AT LIFE (Petula Clark / John Bromley) 1971
Petula composed three songs for her final PYE album Petula '71. Looking At Life was co-written with John Bromley. Bromley and producer Johnny Harris provided the bulk of original material for the Petula '71 album. An alternate take of the song is featured on the RPM CD Petula '71 issued in 1996.

CD Releases (4):

A Golden Hour Of Petula Clark Volume 2 released in the UK on Knight Records in 1991 (KGHCD 151) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 159) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Just Pet / Petula 71 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 216)

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Looking At Life


LOOK AT ME (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch) 1965
Look At Me was an alternate lyric to Just Say Goodbye. Tony Hatch's alternate version was more bitter and tragic and perhaps considered less commercial than the final version issued by PYE. Look At Me remained unreleased until it was issued by Sequel on the 1995 3 CD box set; I Love To Sing. Look At Me was recorded at PYE Studios, London on 27 May 1965.

CD Releases (1):

PYE 35th Anniversary Box Set released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1995 (NXT CD 265)

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Look At Me

 


LOOK TO THE SKY (Petula Clark / Jackie Trent) 1968
Another rare writing opportunity between Petula and Jackie Trent. Released in 1968, Look To The Sky was featured as the 'B' side to the poorly received Hatch / Trent song American Boys. An alternate lyric was written for Look To The Sky and published by Socitie Vogue Records as Back To The Sky.

CD Releases (3):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) Today released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1997 (NEB CD 943) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059)

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LOOK WHERE THE JOURNEY LED (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1986 from Someone Like You
When Petula wrote Look Where The Journey Led she described the melody as having a 'majestic funk'. Initially, Petula made a demo recording at PRT Studios (formerly PYE Studios), London in 1986 which coupled Look Where The Journey Led with Three Time Loser. Read More

In the original Clark / Shipman book, Look Where The Journey Led was known as The Soliloquy comprising of Look Where The Journey Led / Three Time Loser / Empty Spaces / Green Hill, West Virginia and a reprise of Empty Spaces. 

On stage, Look Where The Journey Led was performed as the opening song of act one by The Major (Dave Willetts) and his wife Susannah (Jane Arden).

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Look Where The Journey Led

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LOSING YOU (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1989 from Someone Like You
Losing You was written for the character Susannah (Jane Arden) to perform in act two of the Clark / Shipman musical Someone Like You

Petula recorded several demo recordings of Losing You at Dee Shipman's Hertfordshire studio in early 1989. 

The demo recordings feature Petula singing the song in a higher key than her usual register to reflect the character of Susannah. 

Losing You was performed throughout the UK national tour of Someone Like You but was renamed with new lyrics to Without You for Harold Fielding's West End production.

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Losing You

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LOVE FOR LIFE  (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
One of the final songs to be written for Zola in the summer of 1991. The complex piece, referred to as the Triptych, featured three counter melodies, performed by Zola, Sandrine and Jeanne. The song was recorded as a demo in September 1991 by Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy and Jacinta Mulcahy, with arrangements and accompaniment by Paul Bateman. The song was also recorded in 2011 by Dave Willetts (Zola) Jill Martin (Sandrine) and Meredith Braun (Jeanne) for the concept cast recording issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

CD Releases (1):

J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027)

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Love For Life


LOVE IS A LONG JOURNEY (Petula Clark) 1966
Love Is A Long Journey (arranged and produced by Tony Hatch) appeared as the 'B' side to the international hit recording of Who Am I.

CD Releases (5):

My Love released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEB CD 658) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 170) Music - The Pye Anthology Volume 2 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEECD 392) The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Colour My World released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 061) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231)

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Love Is A Long Journey


LOVE IS ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1985 from 'Someone Like You'
Love Is All That Really Matters was written in late 1985 as an up tempo ensemble song for the musical Someone Like You.

Recorded as a demo in December 1985 at Snake Ranch Studios, London the track featured Petula performing in the ensemble chorus with solos from Paul Jones of Manfred Mann and Marjorie Barnes the internationally known jazz and Broadway performer and former member of The 5th Dimension. Read More

The song was not included in the final production of Someone Like You but appeared in the original Clark / Shipman book as the opening to act two.

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Love Is All That Really Matters


LOVE IS HERE (Al Grant) 1967
Love Is Here was recorded during the 1967 sessions for the These Are My Songs album produced by Ernie Freeman. The track is one of two compositions credited to Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant on the These Are My Songs album. The song also appeared as a 'B' side on select foreign singles of the international hit recording The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener.

CD Releases (4):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The Pye Years released in the UK on RPM in 1995 (RPM 146) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Sings The International Hits & These Are My Songs released in the UK on Castle in 2000 (CMRCD 060)

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Love Is Here


LOVE IS THE ONLY THING (Al Grant) 1969
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant, Love Is The Only Thing is from the Portrait Of Petula sessions (arranged and conducted by Michel Colombier). Released in 1969, the song was first heard as the 'B' side to the single Happy Heart.

CD Releases (4):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) Portrait Of Petula released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEBCD 659) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Petula / Portrait Of Petula released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 062)

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Love Is The Only Thing

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MA ... (Le Coeur Qui Bat) (Petula Clark / Calimera) 1965
An Italian recording of Petula's 1965 composition Heart accompanied by Tony Hatch and His Orchestra. Ma (produced by Ezio Leoni) appeared as the 'B' side to the Italian single Io Resto Qui (Just Say Goodbye) issued by Disques Vogue (J 35079).

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Ma

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MAD ABOUT YOU (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1986
One of the first commercial songs Petula wrote with lyricist Dee Shipman outside of their musical concept Someone Like You

This love song was written as one of two new songs for the Jango Music album Give It A Try. Mad About You was recorded on 19 September 1986 at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London for inclusion on Petula's album Give It A Try issued initially in the US by the Jango Corporation in 1986 which later went into administration. Read More

An alternate mix of Mad About You was released on the 2007 album In Her Own Write issued by Sepia Records.

CD Releases (41):

Give It A Try released in the US on Jango in 1986 (JA-CD-779) Downtown released in Germany on Laserlight Digital / Delta Music in 1988 (15 103) Greatest Hits released in the UK on Tring International in 1988 (GRF083) This Is My Song released in Belgium on Skyline in 1989 (CD SL 812) The Best Of Petula Clark - Downtown released in Germany on Europa in 1989 (100476.0) Downtown released in the EU on Success in 1989 (2203CD)
Downtown released in Germany on Fortune in 1989 (Fortune 3027) Petula Clark released in Germany on CLEmusic Distribution in 1989 (70 003-2) The Most Beautiful Songs Of Petula Clark released in Germany on Imtrat in 1989 (imt 100.098) Petula Clark Collection released in the UK on Object Enterprises in 1989 (OR 0056) The Super Hit Collection released in the EU on Conquistador in 1990 (CPNQ 010) Petula Clark released in Spain on Perfil in 1991 (CD-5456/T-C16)
Golden Hits released in Germany on Flash in 1991 (8351-2) Greatest Hits released in Holland on Cleo in 1991 (CLCD 00315) Greatest Hits released in the UK on Galaxy in 1993 (3885132) Legends released in the UK on Legends / Wisepack Ltd in 1994 (LECD 104) Downtown released in Germany on Karussell in 1995 (843 996-2) Gold released in Holland on Gold in 1995 (GOLD 130)
Downtown released in the UK on Abracadabra in 1995 (AB 3008) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Success in 1996 (16268CD) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Success in 1996 (16268CD) These Are My Songs released in the UK on Start Entertainments Limited in 1996 (STFCD 5) Greatest Hits released in the UK on A Play Collect in 1996 (10052-2) The Best Of Petula Clark released in Italy on Cameo in 1996 (CD 3564)
Forever Classic - Petula Clark released in Holland on MasterTone in 1997 (0300) Petula Clark released in the US on Classic World Productions in 1999 (CWP 9923) Colour My World released in the UK on Going For A Song in 1999 (GFS132) At Her Very Best released in the UK on Hey Presto! in 1999 (KBCD 178) Downtown released in the UK on Life Time in 1999 (LT-5117) Downtown released in the UK on Galaxy in 2000 (3815412)
Petula Clark released in Holland on Forever Gold in 2001 (FG097) Downtown released in the UK on Maverick Music in 2001 (1-1073) Greatest Hits released in the US on Classic World Productions in 2002 (CWP 9923) The Very Best Of released in China on D&I Records in 2004 (CDICD 01036) This Is My Song released in the UK on Black Box in 2004 (BB2100) This Is My Song released in the UK on Gold Box in 2005 (GB281)
Downtown released in Canada by Legacy Entertainment (ATP164) In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001) The Hits released in Germany on Hot Town in 2009 (SL 812-1) Petula Clark released in the UK on KBox in 2009 (KBOX3581) This Is My Song released in the UK on White Collection in 2009 (WHITE245)

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Mad About You


UN MAL POUR UN BIEN (Petula Clark / Georges Aber) 1965
Petula's French language recording of the hit composition You're The One. Un Mal Pour Un Bien, arranged and produced by Tony Hatch was issued on the French Disques Vogue EP in 1965 (EPL 8386).

CD Releases (4):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) 20 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (56.023) 41 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (66.023) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462)

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Un Mal Pour Un Bien

French sheet music


MEME ENCORE MAINTENANT (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1967
A French writing collaboration between Petula and Pierre Delanoe. Meme Encore Maintenant featured on both the C'est Ma Chanson EP and album.

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in the France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502)

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Meme Encore Maintenant


MEANT TO BE (Petula Clark) 2013
With music and lyrics by Petula, Meant To Be was first performed by Petula as the opening to act two during her concerts in the UK in 2013.

So this is how is was meant to be
Now I can feel it flowing over me
Like a magic moment in a book
When you know the spell is cast with one look

Something has happened to you and me
No longer strangers though we've just me
Let's make this something we'll never forget
Did someone have a plan for us
Or is it just what they call destiny

Who knows, who cares, not me
Here and now
This is simply how 
It was meant to be

It was meant to be

Petula in concert in 2013 performing Meant To Be


LA MER EST COMME TOI (Petula Clark / Georges Aber) 1966
A French writing collaboration between Petula and Georges Aber, La Mer Est Comme Toi was subsequently issued on the L'Agent Secret EP in 1966.

CD Releases (2):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in the France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462)

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La Mer Est Comme Toi

French sheet music


A MIRACLE TO ME (Petula Clark) 2016
With words and music by Petula, A Miracle To Me is from the 2016 studio album From Now On. A Miracle to Me, is a song Petula wrote in her second home in the French Alps, she sings: You're everything to me and you always will be; Promise me to stay as you are. Petula keeps the song's inspiration somewhat of a mystery but commented: "I think the song is probably for several people. Yes, of course, there is one in particular. That's as far as I'm going," she says. Read More

CD Releases (1):

From Now On released in the UK on BMG in 2016 (538196912)

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MUSIC PEOPLE (Petula Clark / Richard Niles) 1983
An upbeat and contemporary song Petula wrote with musician and arranger Richard Niles. The song was written especially for Petula's 40th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1983 and issued as An Hour In Concert With Petula Clark by Music For Pleasure. Richard Niles also arranged Petula's opening song Every Little Thing You Do Is Magic. Petula continued to perform Music People in her live shows throughout the mid 80s which later included a parody of The Sound Of Music within the song. Watch Video

CD Releases (2):

In Concert With Petula Clark released in the UK on Compacts For Pleasure in 1991 (CDB 7 97493 2) An Hour In Concert With Petula Clark released in the UK on All Pet Productions Limited in 2008

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Music People

Brochure cover for 40th Anniversary Concert


MY LOVE WILL NEVER DIE (Petula Clark) 1990
In November 1990 Petula returned to the UK concert platform with a grand show at the Barbican Centre. For this performance on 22 November 1990, Petula was accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra and supported by the King Singers. The concert contained several surprises and unusual additions to Petula's repertoire. This included a beautifully orchestrated version of Empty Spaces from Someone Like You, the first time Petula had sung any of the material since the show closed. A new song written completely by Petula was also performed entitled My Love Will Never Die. This epic song was described as a tribute to her supportive fans. The song was first recorded in 2007 by West End singer Amanda Jane Manning. After 18 years, Petula performed the song again during her 2008 UK concert tour.

Petula's handwritten lyrics
Petula's handwritten lyric


Performing at the Barbican Nov 1990

CD Releases (1):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001)

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My Love Will Never Die

My Love Will Never Die Chord Sheet


MY NAME IS PETULA (Petula Clark) 1965
A comedy song written by Petula around the mispronunciation of her name around the world. The song links four other songs in a concert routine which included Monsieur, Santa Lucia, Hello Dolly and Call Me. The medley is featured on the recordings Live At The Copacabana (1966) and Live At The Royal Albert Hall (1969). My Name Is Petula was arranged by Petula's then pianist and musical director Frank Owens.

CD Releases (3):

Live At The Royal Albert Hall released in the US on GNP Crescendo in 1991 (GNPD 2069) Live At The Copacabana released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1993 (NEB CD 653) Live At The Copacabana / Royal Albert Hall released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 217)

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My Name Is Petula

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IL N'A CHANTE QU'UN SOIR (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1964
An original French composition with music by Petula and lyrics by Pierre Delanoe. In 1964 Petula was commissioned to compose original songs and instrumental themes for a new French film entitled A Couteux Tires. The crime thriller also starred Petula as herself, performing Il N'A Chante Qu'un Soir, in a night club setting. This song was later issued on the PYE EP Encore En Français (NEP 24189).

CD Releases (2):

Anthologie Vol 3 1963 / 1964 released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051922) Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461)

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Il N'A Chante Qu'un Soir


NEVER ENOUGH (Petula Clark / Paul Visser / John Williams 2012
Co-written by Petula, Never Enough is an upbeat and lively track with a country and western edge recorded for the 2013 chart album Lost In You which peaked in the UK charts at #24.

"Another new one. John, Paul and I had so much fun writing and recording this. I think you can tell!" - Petula

Never Enough was featured on the BBC Radio 2 play list for four weeks in March / April 2013. Never Enough was released as a DJ Promo single (pictured right).

CD Releases (2):

Lost In You released in the UK on Sony Music in 2013 (88765432592) - also issued in the US and Australia Lost In You released in Japan on Sony Music Japan in 2013 (SICP 3797)

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Never Enough


NEVER WILL I (Petula Clark) 1965
Never Will I was Tony Hatch's first lyric for the song that became Tell Me. The lyric was recorded by Petula but later abandoned in favour of the alternate version Tell Me (That It's Love). Never Will I remained in the PYE / PRT archive until 1995 when Sequel featured the song on the 3 CD box set I Love To Sing.

CD Releases (1):

PYE 35th Anniversary Box Set released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1995 (NXT CD 265)

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Never Will I


NEVER LET GO (Petula Clark / Stephen Large / Paul Visser / John Owen Williams) 2016
Never Let Go is a song from the 2016 studio album From Now On. The song was recorded at John Owen Williams studio in West London. The album, issued by BMG Rights Management entered the UK charts at #70.
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In September 2016, the German edition of RollingStone Magazine featured a cover mount CD "New Noises - 10 New Songs For September" highlighting Never Let Go (pictured below).

CD Releases (1):

From Now On released in the UK on BMG in 2016 (538196912)

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NEW YORK (Petula Clark) 1998
Prior to the US national tour of Sunset Boulevard, Petula began developing ideas for an autobiographical one woman show. Petula recorded a series of demo tapes with her musical director Kenny Clayton of fragment songs for inclusion in the concept show. One of these fragments was to be called New York which cleverly adapted the melody of Downtown with Petula's own counter melody.


NON MI GUARDI MAI (Petula Clark Vito Pallavicini (1964)
Non Mi Guardi Mai appeared in 1965 as the flip to the Italian recording of Invece No, Petula's entry to the coveted San Remo Song Festival. Non Mi Guardi Mai was recorded in Milan in late 1964 and adapted into English by Tony Hatch as Time For Love.

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Non Mi Guardi Mi


LA NOSTRA STORIA (1963)
The Italian language version of Elle Est Finie La Belle Histoire. Italian lyrics were provided by Vito Pallavicini who adapted the majority of Petula's songs into Italian. Petula's Italian vocals were recorded in Paris in 1963 to the original Peter Knight backing track.

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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La Nostra Storia


NOW (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1991
Now was a lyric Dee Shipman wrote for Charles Aznavour in the late 1970s but was never put to music. In 1991, Petula wrote her own melody for Now  which she recorded as a demo at the Dower House Studios in Hertfordshire.


NOW THAT YOU'VE GONE (Petula Clark / Hubert Ballay / Norman Newell) 1965
For the English language version of Puisque Tu Pars, established producer and lyricist Norman Newell was recruited to compose what became Now That You've Gone - music is by Petula Clark. The track was featured on the original Downtown album and also included on the French Disques Vogue album Petula '65. The song was later covered by South African beat singer Sharon Tandy with backing by the popular girl group The Breakaways. Now That You've Gone was also covered by New York cabaret singer Moira Danis in her show and on her album Beautiful Sounds - The Songs of Petula Clark.

CD Releases (5):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) Downtown released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1993 (NEB CD 661) Downtown & The New Petula Clark Album released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 390) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Downtown released in Japan on Oldays Popular in 2016 (ODR6204)

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Now That You've Gone

US sheet music


IL N'Y A QU'UNE FEMME (1964)
Released as an album track on the Les James Dean album in 1964, Il N'Y A Qu'une Femme is a swing number, accompanied by a Tony Hatch big band arrangement.

CD Releases (2):

Anthologie Vol 3 1963 / 1964 released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051922) Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461)

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Il N'Y A Qu'une Femme

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ON THE PATH OF GLORY (Petula Clark / Guy Magenta / Pierre Delanoe / Hal Shaper) 1965
Hal Shaper adapted Petula's French recording La Colline Au Whisky for the English market, transforming the rather novelty song into a meaningful anti-war anthem. Petula recorded the new version during the These Are My Songs sessions under the direction of Ernie Freeman in Los Angeles in 1967. 

The song took on another dimension when it became the centre of controversy in 1968 when Petula choose to perform On The Path Of Glory as a duet with Harry Belafonte for her first US TV special. In 1968 NBC-TV invited Clark to host her own special in the U.S., and in doing so she inadvertently made television history. While singing a duet of "On the Path of Glory," an anti-war song that she had composed, with guest Harry Belafonte, she took hold of his arm, to the dismay of a representative from the Chrysler Corporation (the show's sponsor), who feared that the moment would incur racial backlash from Southern viewers. When he insisted that they substitute a different take, with Clark and Belafonte standing well away from each other, Clark and the executive producer of the show, her husband Wolff -refused, destroyed all other takes of the song, and delivered the finished program to NBC with the touch intact. The programme aired on 8 April 1968, with high ratings and critical acclaim, and became the first instance on American television of physical contact between a black man and a white woman. 

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original telecast, Clark and Wolff appeared at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan on 22 September 2008, to discuss the broadcast and its impact, following a showing of the program. Watch Video

CD Releases (5):

The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) Downtown - The Pye Anthology released in the UK on Sequel Records / Castle Music in 1999 (NEECD 316) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Sings The International Hits & These Are My Songs released in the UK on Castle in 2000 (CMRCD 060) The Ultimate Collection released in the UK on Sanctuary in 2002 (SANDD111)

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On The Path Of Glory UK sheet music

Harry Belafonte and Petula Clark

Ad for the 1968 NBC-TV special that sparked controversy


ON WITH THE SHOW (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1978
On With The Show was Petula's first collaboration with lyricist Dee Shipman. 

By 1978, Shipman was fast becoming an established lyricist having written several songs with Roger Webb and Charles Aznavour. Now becoming a permanent English interpreter of Aznavour's French lyrics, Shipman submitted to Charles a new lyric titled On With The Show. Petula discovered the lyric at Charles' home and was immediately taken with Dee's style of writing. 

Petula wrote her own melody to the song and debuted the piece at her 1978 concert at the Chichester Festival Theatre (top right) for the ITV Special At The Turn Of The Year broadcast on New Years Eve in 1978 and later released on DVD by Delta (right). 

The song soon became a fan favourite and was regularly performed throughout the 1980s in concert and on television. The song marked the start of a long writing partnership between Petula and Dee. Watch Video

CD Releases (2):

In Concert With Petula Clark released in the UK on Compacts For Pleasure in 1991 (CDB 7 97493 2) An Hour In Concert With Petula Clark released in the UK on All Pet Productions Limited in 2008

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On With The Show

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PARIS (Petula Clark) 1998
Another fragment recorded by Petula on demo tape for possible inclusion in an autobiographical one woman show (see also New York). The song featured a melody in waltz time and narrative lyrics to describe Petula's journeys to Paris and the distinct changes in attitudes and atmosphere between London and the French capital.


PARIS - TAKE A LOOK BENEATH THE SURFACE (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
One of the earliest songs written for the Emile Zola project by Petula Clark and Dee Shipman. The song is constructed of two verses, with Zola singing a dark counter melody to the company through the second verse. The song was originally recorded as a domestic demo in late 1988 at Dee Shipman's Hertfordshire studio. The demo was performed by Dee, Ian Wilson, Barbara Clark (Petula's sister) and Petula performing Zola's counter melody. Petula also played piano on the track. Paris was later recorded as a demo with Dave Willetts performing as Zola in late 1991. The song was also recorded in 2011 by Dave Willetts (as Zola) for the concept cast recording recorded at Angel Studios, London and issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

CD Releases (1):

J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027)

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Paris - Take A Look Beneath The Surface


PAUVRE CHERIE (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1966
A 1966 French collaboration between Petula and Pierre Delanoe, first issued on the Vogue EP La Mer Est Comme Toi, consisting of four Clark compositions accompanied by Tony Hatch and His Orchestra This catchy Sixties beat song was later issued on the C'est Ma Chanson album a year later.

CD Releases (2):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in the France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059)

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Pauvre Cherie

Sheet music


UN PETIT PEU D'AMOUR (Al Grant / Schmitt) 1972
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant, Un Petit Peu D'Amour is the French lyric for Petula's 1972 song Little Bit Of Lovin'. The song was recorded and featured on the final Disques Vogue LP Comme Un Priere  (LDM 30140) in 1972 using the original Don Costa backing track.

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 9 1972 / 1976 released in France on Anthology's in 2002 (3073622)

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Un Petit Peu D'Amour


PICKING UP THE PIECES (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1989 from Someone Like You
An ensemble number from Someone Like You and performed by the entire company in act one. Picking Up The Pieces dealt with the physical reconstruction of Green Hill in the aftermath of the Civil War. The song Picking Up The Pieces was adapted from an earlier demo of the song Get It Together recorded in December 1987 at The Redan Recorders Studio, London. Read More

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Picking Up The Pieces

Production sheet music


PIERROT PENDU (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1966
A classical melody composed by Petula with French lyrics by Pierre Delanoe. The song is complemented by a striking orchestration with a strong string section. The track was first included on the 1966 Disques Vogue EP Hello Mister Brown (EPL 8 485) and later on the 1967 Disques Vogue album C'est Ma Chanson (CLD 706 30).

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in the France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502)

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Pierrot Pendu


PLASTIC ROSES (Petula Clark / Jacques Marx) 1966
Another catchy pop song included on the 1966 French EP Hello Mister Brown (EPL 8 485) with music by Petula and lyrics by Jacques Marx.

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in the France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502)

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Plastic Roses

Plastic Roses French sheet music


PLEASE DON'T GO (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Hubert Ballay) 1967
A dramatic melody crafted by Petula with lyrics by Tony Hatch for the PYE album Colour My World issued in 1967. The song features top production from Tony Hatch and orchestral direction from Johnny Harris.

CD Releases (3):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 170) The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Colour My World released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 061)

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Please Don't Go


POURQUOI DIS TU POURQUOI (Petula Clark / Hubert Ballay) 1967
A French language recording of Please Don't Go. Pourquoi Dis Tu Puorquoi was issued on the Disques Vogue EP and album C'est Ma Chanson.

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in the France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502)

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Pourquoi Dis Tu Pourquoi


POUR ÊTRE AIMÉE DE TOI (Petula Clark / Charles Aznavour) 2012
An album track recorded during the sessions for the French Petula album issued in 2012 by Sony BMG and co-written with Charles Aznavour. Interestingly, the song was also featured on the vinyl EP and promo EP CD release utilising the Vogue Records logo. Watch Video

Petula revisited the song in 2015 when she recorded a new stripped back version for the 2016 studio album From Now On - along with the standard album on CD, fans can also purchase the release as vinyl LP - the first studio album to be issued by Petula on vinyl since 1988! This version of Pour Etre Aimee De Toi features Petula accompanying herself at piano. Radio 2 presenter Graham Norton cites this as his favourite track from the album. Petula sang the song live accompanying herself on the BBC Radio Four programme Loose Ends broadcast on 24 September 2016. Read More

CD Releases (4):

Petula "EP" released in France on Vogue / BMG in 2011 (88691903231) Petula released in France on Vogue / Sony Music in 2012 (88691946552) Petula released in Canada on Tandem / Sony Music in 2012 (TMUCD5858) From Now On released in the UK on BMG in 2016 (538196912)

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Pour Etre Aimee De Toi

Pour Etre Aimee De Toi


PRELUDE A LA GUERRE (Petula Clark) 2003
A French adaptation of the song World War II. Prelude A La Guerre, was first performed during Petula's spectacular concert at the Olympia Music Hall, Paris on 28 September 2003. The song incorporated the original broadcast of Petula singing Mighty Like A Rose (as released by Sepia Records on Partners In Music) from 1942 with Petula harmonising to the original vocal. 


PRELUDE TO LOVE (Petula Clark / Grant Sturiale) 1994
Between August 1993 and April 1994, Petula starred as Mrs. Johnston in the Broadway production of Willy Russell's musical Blood Brothers. While in New York, Petula collaborated with producer Joseph Baker on a set of demo recordings to form the basis of a new contemporary album. The recordings are often referred to as The New York Sessions and Petula recorded ten new songs for the intended album project. Writing with the shows US tour musical director Grant Sturiale, Petula composed the song Prelude To Love, which for the demo recording was performed as a duet with Domenick Allen. At the time Domenick was performing in Blood Brothers as the Narrator. During the New York Sessions Petula also recorded the first version of Here We Are, another Sturiale composition. Here We Are was later re-recorded for inclusion on the 1998 album Here For You. To date, Prelude To Love remains unreleased.


LA PREMIERE FOIS (Petula Clark / Bernard Pichon / David Hadzis) 2002
Petula wrote English lyrics to David Hadzis' song La Premiere Fois (alternate versions were also recorded in French and German) recorded in Los Angeles during the Winter months of 2002. The song was released on the French hit compilation Kaleidoscope in April 2003. La Premiere Fois was arranged and produced by Michel Colombier.

CD Releases (1):

Kaleidoscope released in France on Sanctuary / BMG France in 2003 (SANDD169)

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La premiere Fois


PRENDS GARDE A TOI (Petula Clark / Georges Aber) 1963
Prends Garde A Toi, appeared initially on the very popular French Disques Vogue EP Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur (Anyone Who Had A Heart) and later on the Disques Vogue album of the same name. Petula performed a live version of Prends Garde A Toi in a sequence for the film A Couteux Tires, featuring a different arrangement to the version issued on record.

CD Releases (3):

Anthologie Vol 3 1963 / 1964 released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051922) Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214)

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Prends A Garde A Toi

French sheet music


PRETTY CHERRIES (Petula Clark / Sacha Distel) 1973
Pretty Cherries was written in 1973 when Petula and Sacha Distel recorded a series of duets for the Polydor label. In 1973 Polydor UK issued the poorly distributed single Lead Me On backed with Taking It On. A year earlier, Petula recorded Sacha's composition Comme Je T'aime Mon Amour for the Disques Vogue album Comme Une Prière.


PUISQUE TU PARS (Petula Clark / Hubert Ballay) 1964
Puisque Tu Pars was initially featured as the final track on the 1964 Vogue album Les James Dean. The song was later issued on the 1965 Disques Vogue EP Dans Le Temps. Puisque Tu Pars was later adapted into English by Norman Newell and became Now That You've Gone.

CD Releases (3):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461) Live 65 released in France on Magic Records in 2000 (5295402)

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Puisque Tu Pars

French sheet music


PUT A LITTLE SUNBEAM IN YOUR LIFE (Petula Clark / Gus Galbraith) 1977
In May 1977, Petula filmed a TV commercial for Chrysler for their new Sunbeam model. The advert was broadcast nationally and this Petula co-written composition under the title Put A Chrysler Sunbeam In Your Life became a popular TV advert jingle with the British public. Read More

The song was also released on the 1978 UK album Destiny (CBS 82608) and as a single as Put A Little Sunbeam In Your Life (SCBS 6245). The track was arranged by Steve Gray and produced by Tony Eyers. Read More

Both the BBC and ITC banned all airplay on the popular song on the basis that they felt that the word "Sunbeam" to be advertising. CBS Records quickly got Petula back into the studio to re-record the song replacing all references to "Sunbeam" with "Sunshine". Promotional copies of the song as Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life (with the same catalogue number as the "Sunbeam" release) was issued by CBS Records on 21 April 1978 for the purposes of radio airplay.

Put A Little Sunshine In Your Life

Put A Little Sunbeam In Your Life was peformed by Petula on her 1979 BBC TV show Petula ... and Song of Love. Watch Video

CD Releases (2):

Songbird released in the UK on Pickwick Music in 1992 (PWKM 4094) Don't Cry For Me Argentina - The CBS Years Volume Two released in the UK on Zone Records in 2007 (ZONE 1016)

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Put A Little Sunbeam In Your Life

BBC TV Show - Petula ... and Songs of Love

Sheet Music

Put A Little Sunbeam In Your Life

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QUAND TON TOUR VIENDRA (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1969
Recorded in 1969 Quand Ton Tour Viendra features a striking Clark melody enhanced by a powerful string arrangement by Michel Colombier. The song was released on the Petula Clark album for Disques Vogue and also the Frere Jacques EP (EPL 8 647).

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 7 1968 / 1970 released in France on Anthology's in 2001 (3071982)

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Quand Ton Tour Viendra

French sheet music


QUE FAUT- IL FAIRE POUR OUBLIER? (Petula Clark / Hubert Ballay) 1966
Que Faut-Il Faire Pour Oublier? is more widely known in its English language form as There Goes My Love, There Goes My Life. Que Faut-Il Faire Pour Oublier? was released in 1966 on the original EP of one of Petula's biggest French hits La Gadoue issued by Disques Vogue (EPL. 8410). The track has been rated as one of Petula's most dramatic and accomplished compositions.

CD Releases (5):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214) Un Baladine Best Of released in France on Sony BMG France in 2010 (88697793442) Un Baladine La Selection Triple Best released in France on Sony BMG France in 2013 (88883738992)  

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Que Faut - Il Faire Pour Oublier?


QUE FAIS TU LA PETULA? (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1965
Considered by many as one of Petula's most popular French language recordings, this novelty song was recorded in 1965 and was featured on the 1965 French Disques Vogue EP Viens Avec Moi and the album Petula '65. Delanoe's humourous and witty lyrics responded to the uproar from the British medias reaction to Petula's marriage to her French husband. The song has since become one of the most requested French songs from Petula's back catalogue and was most recently performed to great effect at the Paris Olympia in September 2003. Watch Video

CD Releases (13):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) 20 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (56.023) 41 Succes Inoubliables released in Belgium on Ariane Music in 1999 (66.023) Live 65 released in France on Magic Records in 2000 (5295402) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462) Petula Clark Released in the France on Reader's Digest in 2001 (3209) Les Essentials released in France on BMG France in 2002 (74321 927862) Les Indispensables (versions originales) released in France on Sony BMG France in 2002 (82876829912) La Collection released in France on Sony BMG France in 2002 (88697565772) Kaleidoscope released in France on Sanctuary / BMG France in 2003 (SANDD169) La Collection released in France on Sony BMG France in 2011 Un Baladine Best Of released in France on Sony BMG France in 2010 (88697793442) Un Baladine La Selection Triple Best released in France on Sony BMG France in 2013 (88883738992)

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Que Fais Tu La Petula?

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REBECCA (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1967
A melodramatic French song, concluding with gun shots. Petula's effective melody marries well with Delanoe's dramatic narrative. Rebecca was included on the 1967 French album C'est Ma Chanson issued by Disques Vogue (CLD 706 30).

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in the France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502)

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Rebecca


RECOMMENCER À ZÉRO (Petula Clark / David Hadzis) 2002
Recorded in late 2002, Recommencer À Zéro (words by Petula and music by David Hadzis) is the French language version of Starting All Over Again, Petula's musical tribute to the tragic events of 9/11. The song was first issued on the French hits package Kaleidoscope and was memorably performed as the opening number at Petula's spectacular concert at the Paris Olympia in September 2003. Watch Video

CD Releases (1):

Kaleidoscope released in France on Sanctuary / BMG France in 2003 (SANDD169) Digital release

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Recommencer A Zero


REFLECTIONS (Petula Clark / James Hallawell / John Williams) 2012
Petula co-wrote three songs on the album Lost In You, including Reflections, where she sings about growing up in Wales and singing professionally from age 6:

I'd sing all through the days
And there in the chapel with the organ playing
I knew from the very start
That music was in my heart to stay

"It was John's (referring to co-writer Williams) idea to take JS Bach's beautiful theme from 'Sleepers Awake' and turn it into something very personal to me. I decided to take myself back to Wales - images and feelings from my childhood there. James plays wonderful piano and organ on this." - Petula

In 2012, in an article discussing the work of Glenn Gould for Gramophone Magazine, Petula commented: "Glenn wasn't someone I was aware of in the 1950s and '60s - I wasn't really into that sort of music then. I only heard about the connection that I had with Glenn around the time he died. I wasn't aware of any of this - I don't know what to call it - this 'thing' that he had about me (referring to an article written by Gould entitled The Search For Petula Clark that was first featured in the November 1967 issue of the US magazine High Fidelity). I think it was absolutely bizarre, but flattering of course. I read what he had written and I listened to the programme he made about me. First, I thought that this might be a tongue-in-cheek thing, you know, but then I thought - no, this is really quite interesting. He was just really listening deeply to my music. I have to say that it is a huge regret that I never met him. Sometimes I imagine what it might have been like if we had met, if we'd found ourselves in a room together. I'm sure I would have liked him. Maybe he'd played piano for me and I'd have sung - it would have been an amazing moment. His Bach recordings are just incredible. The strange thing is that I'm recording a new album in French and English, and the songs are a combination of new songs and covers such as John Lennon's 'Imagine' (I have a connection with John Lennon, too; apparently I was his favourite female singer). I wanted to make a tribute to Glenn Gould, so my producer came up with a piece of Bach and said, 'Why don't you write a lyric to it?' That really was intimidating. Anyway, it now exists - the song's called 'Reflections' and I am about to grapple with it in the studio. It's not going to easy for several reasons, but mainly because I can feel Mr. Bach and Mr. Gould breathing down my neck - no pressure, of course!'"

Petula writes when it comes to her, and the muse is still present. On Reflections, she sings about how her younger self is still with her, still with music in her heart:

So now that my heart is heavy
And the world seems too demanding
I go to that other place and smile with her happy face
She's there with me everywhere

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CD Releases (2):

Lost In You released in the UK on Sony Music in 2013 (88765432592) - also issued in the US and Australia Lost In You released in Japan on Sony Music Japan in 2013 (SICP 3797)

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Reflections


REFUGEE (Petula Clark) 2010
A brand new composition by Petula which premiered in her new format concert at Tarrytown, New York in September 2010. Petula first approached Dee Shipman in the mid 90s with the idea of penning a song about the plight of refugees. The song was recorded in New York at Bakerboys Music Studio and produced by Joseph Baker in 2011. To date, the song remains unreleased.


REGARDEZ LES (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1965
Regardez Les is the French version of Petula's unforgettable composition Just Say Goodbye. The French language version was recorded in 1965 and appeared on the Disques Vogue EP Viens Avec Moi (EPL. 8342) and the album Petula '65. Petula also performed the song at her live concert appearance at the Olympia Music Hall in April 1965.

CD Releases (3):

Anthologie Vol 4 1964 / 1965 Released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051932) Petula 65 / 66 Released in the UK on Sequel in 2000 (NEM CD 462) Live 65 released in France on Magic Records in 2000 (5295402)

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Regardez Les


RESIST (Al Grant) 1967
Another popular composition written, words and music, under Petula's pseudonym Al Grant. Resist was recorded in Los Angeles and orchestrated by Ernie Freeman for the These Are My Songs album.

CD Releases (5):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) The Pye Years released in the UK on RPM in 1995 (RPM 146) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Sings The International Hits & These Are My Songs released in the UK on Castle in 2000 (CMRCD 060)

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Resist


RESPECTABLE (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 2012 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola

An additional unrecorded composition written in 2012 by Petula and Dee Shipman for their musical J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola.


RIGHT ON (Al Grant) 1970
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant, Right On is Petula's sole writing contribution to the celebrated Memphis album recorded with Chips Moman in 1970. Often considered to be Petula's finest set of recordings, Memphis teamed Clark's vocals with some of the finest folk and country writers of the time. Petula's composition Right On with its rhythmic beat, folk sound and contemporary lyrics, sits well alongside songs by Curtis Mayfield, Toni Wine and David Gates.

CD Releases (5):

A Golden Hour Of Petula Clark Volume 2 released in the UK on Knight Records in 1991 (KGHCD 151) Memphis released in the UK on Sequel in 1996 (NEB CD 901) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Memphis / The Song Of My Life released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 215) Feelin' Groovy released in the UK on Castle Music in 2005 (CMQCD658)

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Right On


THE ROAD (Petula Clark / Shaper) 1962
Following the sensational hat trick of hit UK singles released in 1961 - Sailor, Romeo and My Friend The Sea, PYE Records were keen for Petula to match these successes in 1962 and released a number of singles, all of which failed to live up to the expectations of their predecessors. The final single to be issued in 1962 was The Road a respectable twist number. Abroad, the song fared much better, especially in France where it became a modest hit as Je Chante Doucement.

CD Releases (5):

Jumble Sale released in the UK on Sequel in 1992 (NED CD 198) The Classic Collection released in the UK on Pulse / Castle Communications in 1997 (PBX CD 404) Sailor, Romeo and Other Romantic Notions - The Lost Album 1959 - 1962 released in the UK on Sequel / Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 376) Tender Love released in the UK on Jasmine Records in 2015 (JASBOX 33-4) The Early Years released in the UK on Big3 in 2015 (BT3098)

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The Road


ROUND AND ROUND (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
Another fantastic song from the musical project Zola. During the writing of Zola, with the encouragement of lyricist Dee Shipman, Petula broke new boundaries with her song writing and wrote complex counter melodies perfectly suited for this style of musical theatre. Round And Round is performed by the characters Sandrine (Zola's wife) and Jean (Zola's mistress) both living on either sides of the Seine. The song was recorded as a domestic demo by Petula in 1988 and during the Zola demo sessions in Southgate in September 1991. The song was also recorded in 2011 by Dave Willetts (Zola), Jill Martin (Sandrine) and Meredith Braun (Jeanne) for the concept cast recording recorded at Angel Studios, London and issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

CD Releases (1):

J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027)

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Round And Round

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SACRIFICE MY HEART (Petula Clark / Sarah Naghshineh / Paul Visser / John Owen Williams) 2016
Sacrifice My Heart is the lead track from Petula's 2016 studio album From Now On which is Petula's forty-fifth studio album released in the UK on 16 September 2016 by BMG Rights Management. The album debuted in the official UK album chart at #70 in the official UK album chart and marked Petula's fiftieth year on the UK album chart.

Sacrifice My Heart

Sacrifice My Heart became the lead song from the album co-written by Petula Clark, Sarah Naghshineh, Paul Viser and John Owen Williams and issued as an upfront grat track via Youtube and digital download track ahead of the album on 05 August 2016 on digital platforms. Promotional copies were also manufactured by BMG for radio stations.

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The song was selected by the Radio 2 Playlist team and was featured in the C-list for four consecutive weeks. To accompany the release, Petula issued a music video (also available to purchase via iTunes) directed by Jack A Bowden and produced by Kode Media whose high profile featured works include music videos for Mark Ronson, Will Young, Norah Jones and Sam Smith. Watch Video

Jack A Bowden directed Petula in an appropriately elegant yet characterful setting, using some old-school techniques to showcase the track and her performance. Commenting, Jack A Bowden reflected: "We wanted to show Petula in an angelic, ethereal light, while placing her in an environment which contrasts with this kind of quality. The house in-which she's placed is decrepit and weathered, but proudly holds hints of grandeur and class, having aged gracefully. Petula performs an emotive message to a past companion, whom, for whatever reason is no-longer part of her world. Using techniques, such as 'fake cuts', and old school methods, like slow shutter speeds, we presented Petula in a haunting fashion. This was designed to pose a question as to whether Petula had left her lovers realm, or vice versa".

On 24 September 2016, Petula performed a segment of Sacrifice My Heart on the National Lottery Show for BBC 1.
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"The real magic can be found on the electronic pulse of Sacrifice My Heart, which repositions her as a Sarah Cracknell for her generation" - MOJO Magazine. 

CD Releases (1):

From Now On released in the UK on BMG in 2016 (538196912)

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Sacrifice My Heart


SCHADE (Petula Clark / Heckscher / Hatch / Pallavicini) 1967
German version of the Italian song Non Mi Guardi Mi, later adapted into English by Tony Hatch as Time For Love. Schade appeared as the flip to the 1967 German single Alle Leute Wollen In Den Himmel (Tout Le Monde Ne Veut Aller Au Ciel) issued by Vogue Schallplatten (DV 14642).

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Schade


LA SEINE ET LA TAMISE (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1961
La Seine Est La Tamise recorded in 1961, is noted as being the first writing collaboration between Petula and French poet / lyricist Pierre Delanoe. The song was a French adaptation of Petula's composition All Over Now released by PYE a year earlier. The new recording was given an entirely new arrangement by Peter Knight, transforming Clark's composition from a pop song into a more orchestral ballad. La Seine Est La Tamise, was first issued on the 1961 Disques Vogue EP Calcutta (PNV. 24078) and later on the popular Disque Vogue 10" album Tête A Tête Avec Petula Clark (VPV. 76.015).

CD Releases (4):

Les Annees Petula released in France on BMG France in 1996 (74321380302) Anthologie Vol 6 1958 / 1961 Released in France on Anthology's in 2001 (3060762) Meet Me In Battersea Park released in the UK on Fab-U-Lus in 2001 (FBUBX001) Tender Love released in the UK on Jasmine Records in 2015 (JASBOX 33-4)

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La Seine Et La Tamise

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SE TE NE VAI (Petula Clark / Calimera) 1964
Se Te Ne Vai was recorded in 1964 as an Italian adaptation of the Clark song Now That You've Gone. The song was featured as the flip to Ciao, Ciao, the Italian version of Downtown, which, when released in May 1965 by Disques Vogue (J 35066), topped the Italian hit parade.

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Se Te Ne Vai


THE SHOW IS OVER (Petula Clark) 1967
A notably popular song with both music and lyrics by Petula. The Show Is Over first appeared as the 'B' side of the UK number 1 single This Is My Song in 1967. Twenty years after first recording The Show Is Over, Petula re-recorded the song under the production of Dutch producer Eddy Ouwens (pictured right) as the closing track on her album This Is My Song Album / My Greatest in 1987.

CD Releases (8):

Greatest Hits released in Holland on BR Music in 1986 (BRCD 55) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) The Pye Years released in the UK on RPM in 1995 (RPM 146) The Classic Collection released in the UK on Pulse / Castle Communications in 1997 (PBX CD 404) Downtown - The Pye Anthology released in the UK on Sequel Records / Castle Music in 1999 (NEECD 316)
Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231)

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1987 Re-recording

CD Releases (14):

This Is My Song Album released in Holland on Dino Music in 1988 (DNCD 1167) My Greatest released in the UK on Music For Pleasure in 1988 (CD-MFP 6053) My Greatest released in Germany on Polystar in 1988 (835 709-2) Petula Clark released in Spain on Perfil in 1989 (CD-5034) My Greatest released in France on Clever in 1989 (23216-2) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in Belgium on Diamond in 1991 (01 5740 61)
Downtown released in Holland on Midget in 1991 (MCD91002-2) My Greatest released in Canada on Madacy in 1992 (SA-2-6401) Downtown released in Germany on Spectrum in 1995 (551 412-2) The Best Of Petula Clark released in the US on BCI Music in 1996 (BCCD 307) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in Holland on CNR Music in 1996 (2002737) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Prism Leisure in 2003 (PLATCD 1215)
The Song Of My Life released in the US on BCI Music in 2005 (40982-2) This Is My Song released in The Netherlands on Disky in 2009 (SI 906316)

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The Show Is Over

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SI C'EST OUI, C'EST OUI (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1962
Si C'est Oui, C'est Oui was another 'twist' style composition by Petula and Pierre Delanoe. The song was featured on the 1962 Disques Vogue EP A London (PNV. 24091) and was also released in the United Kingdom when coupled with the PYE single Ya Ya Twist (7N.15448) in June 1962. Si C'est Oui, C'est Oui was arranged by Peter Knight.

CD Releases (4):

The Nixa Years Volume Two released in the UK on RPM Records in 1994 (RPM 144) Anthologie Vol 1 released in France on Anthology's in 1998 (3039572) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214) Tender Love released in the UK on Jasmine Records in 2015 (JASBOX 33-4)

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Si C'est Oui, C'est Oui

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SO EASY (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1990 from Someone Like You
So Easy was a new lyric written by Dee Shipman during a matinee performance of Someone Like You at the Grand Opera House in York. The song was one of the new additions that featured in the West End transfer of Someone Like You. So Easy was written as a ballad for the Major and was performed with great effect by Dave Willetts. In February 1990, Dave recorded a domestic demo of So Easy with Kenny Clayton at piano. In 1998 with a new arrangement by Michel Colombier, Petula recorded So Easy for her studio album Here For You released by Varese Sarabande.

Dee Shipman remembers: We were on tour, prior to coming into the West End with 'Someone Like You', and had arrived in York.

I liked to go into a different part of the auditorium each performance, to hear and see the audience reactions, also what they were seeing and hearing; if there were any things that didn't work for any part of the audience because of ;blind spots' etc.

This particular night I was sitting in the front row of the Circle, watching the scene in Act 2 between the Major and Abigail, played by Dave Willetts and Petula; the dialogue was okay, but it was an emotional scene - what's called,in musicals, a golden moment, when the emotion gets too big for words alone but there was no song! 

I started to have a chat with myself in my head - "So would it be a duet?"

"No. it's a solo that's needed here, for the Major to sing as Abigail leaves the stage - a song ABOUT her, rather than to, or with, her!"

"So what would he be singing?"

"Well, they'd previously been talking about how sometimes we know something is right, and that knowing makes even complicated things seem simple like falling in love when you thought it would never, could never, happen again. All the arguments we have with ourselves against commiting, because it's so complicated - but when it's right, love is so easy!"

I felt in my bag for something to write on, found my cheque book, and my pen - and sitting there in the darkness, I started writing on the back of the cover.

When the curtain came down, I went backstage to Petula's dressing-room, read her the completed lyric, and said

"Okay, can we write this tomorrow morning......?" So we did!

CD Releases (2):

Here For You released in the US on Varese Sarabande (Spotlight Series) in 1998 (VSD-5978) Here For You (tour edition) released in the US on Varese Sarabande (Spotlight Series) in 1999 (VSD-5993)

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So Easy

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SOLDIER BLUES (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1989 from Someone Like You
Soldier Blues
was the opening song for act two of the Clark / Shipman musical Someone Like You. The song was a rousing and bawdy piece sung by the group of soldiers and featured the character Serena. Soldier Blues was written in 1989 and was one of the final songs to be added to the touring production.

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Soldier Blues

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SOME (Al Grant) 1969
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant Some appeared on the spectacular Portrait Of Petula album issued in 1969. The Ernie Freeman arrangement featured dramatic cascading strings which complimented Petula's melody and lyrics. Rod McKuen later covered the song on his album Pastorale issued in 1971. Watch Video

CD Releases (3):

Portrait Of Petula released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEBCD 659) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Petula / Portrait Of Petula released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 062)

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Some

Pastorale - Rod McKuen


SOMEDAY (Benjamin Duterde / Maxime Lebidois / Maxime Pinto / Petula Clark) 2012
An album track recorded during the sessions for the French Petula album issued in 2012 by Sony BMG and co-written with Maxime Pinto and Maxime Lebidois. The track was recorded as a duet between Petula and the French soul singer-songwriter Ben L'Oncle Soul. 

CD Releases (2):

Petula released in France on Vogue / Sony Music in 2012 (88691946552) Petula released in Canada on Tandem / Sony Music in 2012 (TMUCD5858)

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Someday


SOMEONE LIKE YOU (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1986 from Someone Like You
Someone Like You (The Major's Ballad) was an emotive declaration of love, performed as a soliloquy by The Major in act one of the Clark / Shipman musical of the same name. Despite a domestic demo recording of The Major's Ballad, Willetts never recorded the song in its entirety. Petula originally wrote the melody to her own lyric entitled Why Won't it End.

On 16 December 1985, the first version of The Major's Ballad was recorded as a solo demo by the late Phantom Of The Opera star Steve Barton. Barton recorded the song at the Snake Ranch Studios in Chelsea. Read More

The duet of Someone Like You was performed by The Major and Abigail towards the end of act two. The duet was originally recorded as a demo by Petula and Steve Barton in 1985. The show version was recorded by Petula Clark and Dave Willetts on 06 February 1990 at CTS Studios, Wembley. The recording was later issued as a 7" single by First Night Records for airplay. In 1999, First Night Records issued a CD titled The First Night Singles Collection which contained the extra portion of spoken dialogue by Dave and Petula that had been omitted from the single issued in March 1990. Read More

During Petula's 1998 Where The Heart Is tour, Petula was reunited with Dave Willetts during her concert at Leamington Spa where they performed an impromptu version of Someone Like You to an appreciative audience.

An instrumental version by Petula's then musical director Kenny Clayton is included on the CD retrospective In Her Own Write released by Sepia.

CD Releases (5):

The Very Best Of The Musicals released in the UK on The Ultimate Collection / Hit Records in 1995 (ULTCD 018) The Singles Collection released in the UK on First Night / Cast Masters in 2000 (OCRCD 6056) In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001) Steve Barton - Only For A While released in the UK on Stage Door in 2009 (STAGE 9017) Dave Willetts - Once In A Lifetime released in the UK on Stage Door in 2012 (STAGE 9030)

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Someone Like You

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SONGBIRD (Petula Clark) 1978
Songbird was recorded for Petula's CBS album Destiny issued in 1978. The track was one of a number of new compositions that Petula prepared for the CBS album project produced by Tony Eyers and recorded at Pye Studios in London. Songbird also appeared as the 'B' side to the single Put A Little Sunbeam / Sunshine In Your Life. Read More

CD Releases (2):

Songbird released in the UK on Pickwick Music in 1992 (PWKM 4094) Don't Cry For Me Argentina - The CBS Years Volume Two released in the UK on Zone Records in 2007 (ZONE 1016)

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Songbird

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SONG WENT WRONG (Al Grant) 1971
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant, Song Went Wrong, produced, arranged and conducted by Johnny Harris, was a somewhat dark and unusual fragment song that appeared as the concluding track to the final PYE album Petula '71 (NSPL.18370). Song Went Wrong was also featured as the flip on the 1971 PYE single I Don't Know How To Love Him which peaked at #47 in the UK singles chart in January 1972. The song was also highlighted by Rod McKuen who performed the song on his 1971 BBC Television series.

CD Releases (5):

A Golden Hour Of Petula Clark Volume 2 released in the UK on Knight Records in 1991 (KGHCD 151) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 159) Music - The Pye Anthology Volume 2 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEECD 392) Just Pet / Petula 71 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 216) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231)

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Song Went Wrong


SONG WITHOUT END (Petula Clark) 1972
Song Without End was recorded under the production of Don Costa for Petula's album Now for the MGM / Polydor label. Song Without End was issued on various singles in the US and Europe and later appeared as the closing track on the Polydor compilation album Just Petula, released in the UK in 1975.

CD Releases (3):

Now released in the US on Chronicles in 1997 (3145390772) Just Petula released in the US on Chronicles in 1997 (3145390812) The Wedding Song released in the US on Rebound Records in 1998 (314 520 496 2)

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Song Without End

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SPECIAL PEOPLE (Petula Clark / Frank Owens) 1967
For almost a decade American pianist Frank Owens was Petula's musical director. In 1967 Owens and Clark collaborated on Special People an attractive melody and lyric that proved a highlight on the Colour My World album. The recording of Special People was arranged and produced by Tony Hatch.

CD Releases (4):

The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 170) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Colour My World released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 061)

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Special People


STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN (Petula Clark / David Hadzis) 2002
In the tragic aftermath of 9/11, Petula wrote the sincere and heartfelt lyric Starting All Over Again. The song was recorded in late 2002 during sessions produced by Michel Colombier in Los Angeles. On 21st December 2002, Petula debuted the song during a charity concert for the annual Stars at Christimas Family Concert organised by Stars Organisation Supporting (SOS) cerebral palsy at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Petula originally recorded a demo version of Starting All Over Again in Geneva with synth programming by David Hadzis. Starting All Over Again was first released on the German hits package
Kaleidoskop Ihre Größthe Hits issued by Sanctuary Records.

CD Releases (3):

Kaleidoskop Ihre Größthe Hits released in Germany on Sanctuary in 2003 (SANDD094) Live At The Paris Olympia released in the UK on Silva Screen in 2004 (SILCD 1169) The Best Of Volume 2 issued in the UK as a covermount CD to the Sunday Express

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Starting All Over Again


SUPER LOVIN' LADY (Petula Clark) 1974
Super Lovin' Lady is one of Petula's more rock influenced compositions. The song was released in April 1975 as the flip to the Polydor single I Am Your Song. Petula's singles for Polydor were poorly distributed and failed to gain the attention they deserved. The track derived from sessions that reunited Petula with Tony Hatch to record a number of his new compositions. Petula originally wrote Super Lovin' Lady in 1974 and featured the song on her BBC TV series The Sound Of Petula. Petula performed the song on numerous occasions for US TV audiences, most memorably as a duet with Helen Reddy for The Midnight Special.

Petula reprised the song for the all women charity concert Golden Gala, recorded at the London Palladium and broadcast on 09 July 1978. The song fitted the bill superbly on a night that celebrated the 50th anniversary of equal voting rights for women. Super Lovin' Lady was first issued on CD in 2009 on the Collectors Choice compilation Open Your Heart.

CD Releases (1):

Open Your Heart released in the US on Collector's Choice Music in 2009 (CCM-2002)

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Super Lovin' Lady


SUPERMAN (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 2003
One of the last writing collaborations between Petula and Pierre Delanoe and intended for live presentation at the Paris Olympia in September 2003. The song is a tongue in cheek and humourous approach to love and finding a 'Superman'. The song was later dropped from the Olympia concert repertoire in favour of the Gilbert Becaud / Pierre Delanoe song SOS Mozart. Superman was arranged for Petula by her musical director Kenny Clayton.

Superman


SWISS VALLEY (Petula Clark / Michaele) 1973
Swiss Valley was a French ballad composed by Petula for an album released by AZ Records in 1973 (pictured right). The arrangement featured an impressive string section and grand musical bridge across Petula's melody. The song appeared on the 1973 album Petula Clark and also backed the second AZ single Thank You My Lord (pictured right). Petula also composed and recorded an English lyric to 'Swiss Valley', which remained unreleased until 2009.

CD Releases (2):

Petula Clark Released in the France on Reader's Digest in 2001 (3209) Open Your Heart released in the US on Collector's Choice Music in 2009 (CCM-2002)

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Swiss Valley

Swiss Valley

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TELL ME (THAT IT'S LOVE) (Petula Clark / Ralph Bernet / Tony Hatch) 1965
Tell Me is a Clark / Hatch composition recorded especially for the Downtown album issued in 1965, a rushed release by PYE to capitalise on the phenomenal impact of Downtown.

CD Releases (5):

Downtown released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1993 (NEB CD 661) The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) Downtown & The New Petula Clark Album released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 390) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231) Downtown released in Japan on Oldays Popular in 2016 (ODR6204)

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Tell Me (That It's Love)


THERE GOES MY LOVE, THERE GOES MY LIFE (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Jackie Trent / Herbet Ballay) 1966
There Goes My Love, There Goes My Life is a dramatic ballad penned by Petula, Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent. Petula's emotional recording of the song was featured on the I Couldn't Live Without Your Love album. Jackie Trent later recorded her own interpretation of the song.

CD Releases (9):

The Hits Collection released in the UK on TellyDisc in 1989 (TEL CD 36) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 170) The Classic Collection released in the UK on Pulse / Castle Communications in 1997 (PBX CD 404) Petula Clark Sings Tony Hatch released in the UK on Castle Select in 1998 (SELCD 537) Downtown - The Pye Anthology released in the UK on Sequel Records / Castle Music in 1999 (NEECD 316)
My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231)

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There Goes My Love, There Goes My Life


THE THEATRE (Petula Clark) 1998
The Theatre, also known as It's a Funny Thing, The Theatre, is a thought provoking poem penned by Petula and often recited during her live concerts. Watch Video

Petula wrote the piece while travelling between Paris and London on the Eurostar. 

Petula first performed the poem in Rhyl in 1998 at the start of her UK tour Where The Heart Is and later recorded the poem as a spoken word recording that was featured on her 2000 charity CD single Seize The Day with all proceeds from the recording being donated to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids and other Aids Charities. 

"It's a Funny Thing, the Theatre is my first attempt at writing a poem, although I have written lyrics (and music) for many songs over the years. I really do think that the theatre can make a difference - through comedy, drama and music. We feel not quite so alone when we can share even a brief moment of mutual emotion. I feel privileged to be part of the theatrical community - though this poem is not just about performing. I wrote it while travelling on the Eurostar train between Paris and London (3 hours and 20 minutes!). It just seemed to flow from me. I hope you enjoy it." - Petula Clark

CD Releases (1):

Seize The Day released in the US on Montedoro Music in 2000 (STD2000)

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It's A Funny Thing, The Theatre


THEME PETULA (Petula Clark) 1964 from A 'Couteaux Tires'
One of 6 themes / incidental music from the 1964 French film A Couteaux Tires composed by Petula Clark with musical direction by Tony Hatch. The 6 themes were released on the French EP A Couteaux Tires issued in 1964 by Disques Vogue (EPL 8198). This and the other 5 themes have not been issued on CD although a DVD of the film is available on general release.

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THEME 1 - POUR JULIA (Petula Clark) 1980
THEME 2 - VALSE PASTORALE (Petula Clark) 1980
THEME 3 - LE FOXTROT (Petula Clark) 1980
THEME 4 - (Petula Clark) 1980
In August 1980, Petula collaborated with her then musical director Kenny Clayton on a set of concept instrumental themes intended for film. Petula composed four diverse instrumental pieces that Kenny Clayton recorded with The Kenny Clayton Trio (piano, drums, bass) on 02 August 1980. The recording sessions took place at the Radio Luxembourg Studios in Hertford Street, London - Read More. The first theme recorded was a dramatic and sweeping melody titled Pour Julia. The piece begins with Kenny playing the melody as a piano solo and gradually the other instruments are introduced. The middle eight of Pour Julia was later used for the song Young 'Un in Clark / Shipman musical Someone Like You.

Valse Pastorale is a sophisticated song written by Petula in waltz time. Kenny Clayton provided a dreamy and classy arrangement for this number. The melody for Valse Pastorale was later adapted and utilised for the fragment Paris intended for Petula's one woman show concept.

Le Foxtrot was written in a 1940s style and featured a jazzy Kenny Clayton arrangement to reflect that period in music. 

All four themes were first released on the 2007 retrospective In Her Own Write issued by Sepia Records.

CD Releases (1):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001)

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Four Film Themes recorded at Radio Luxembourg Studios, London

Pour Julia sheet music

Valse Pastorale sheet music

Le Foxtrot sheet music


THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL (Al Grant) 1969
Written under Petula's writing pseudonym Al Grant Things Bright And Beautiful was penned for the 1969 album Just Pet. The song features a vibrant and psychedelic arrangement which was reflected in other album tracks. The song was also included as the 'B' side to the minor US hit single No One Better Than You. Both Rod McKuen and Glenn Yarbrough have covered Things Bright And Beautiful. The song was also recorded by Rock Hudson (with additional verses by Rod Mckuen) for his album Rock Gently recorded in London at Phillips and Chappell Studios in 1970 and issued on the Stanyan label. Things Bright and Beautiful was also covered by New York cabaret singer Moira Danis in her show and on her album Beautiful Sounds - The Songs of Petula Clark.

CD Releases (6):

A Golden Hour of Petula Clark released in the UK on Knight Records in 1990 (KGHCD 130) Christmas In London released in Germany on Laserlight in 1996 (12788) Just Pet released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1996 (NEB CD 902) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Just Pet / Petula 71 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 216) Feelin' Groovy released in the UK on Castle Music in 2005 (CMQCD658)

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Things Bright And Beautiful


THIS IS GOODBYE (Petula Clark / Mark Anthony) 1963
The English language version of Elle Est Finie (La Belle Histoire) featured lyrics by Tony Hatch under his writing pseudonym Mark Anthony. This Is Goodbye was released originally in the autumn of 1963 as the 'B' side to the PYE single Baby It's Me (also composed by Mark Anthony). This Is Goodbye was later included on the Downtown album compiled and issued by PYE in 1965.

CD Releases (7):

Downtown released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1993 (NEB CD 661) The Classic Collection released in the UK on Pulse / Castle Communications in 1997 (PBX CD 404) Legendary released in Australia on BMG in 2000 (74321785692) Downtown & The New Petula Clark Album released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 390) Music - The Pye Anthology Volume 2 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEECD 392) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231) Downtown released in Japan on Oldays Popular in 2016 (ODR6204)

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This Is Goodbye


THIS ISN'T HOW I PLANNED IT (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 2012 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
An additional unrecorded composition written in 2012 by Petula and Dee Shipman for their musical J'Accuse ...! The Passions of Emile Zola.


THREE TIME LOSER (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1986 from Someone Like You
Three Time Loser was written by Petula and Dee Shipman in 1986 and recorded for a soliloquy comprising of Look Where The Journey Led, Three Time Loser, Empty Spaces and Green Hill, West Virginia. The demo version was recorded at PRT Studios, London (formerly PYE Studios) - Read More. The original staging of the song was written by Petula and Dee as a sequence where Abigail is visited by the ghosts of her past in act two. After the demo was completed, Petula and Dee continued to develop and expand the song. Petula altered the introduction and made the song more rhythmic with a country feel. The new version of Three Time Loser was recorded as a demo in early 1989 at Dee Shipman's Hertfordshire studio. In two takes, Petula recorded the new version, accompanying herself at piano. During the same session, Petula also recorded a demo of Losing You. Dee Shipman also wrote a new lyric to the melody, entitled One Man Woman.

One Man Woman was performed by Petula to a concert audience as a work in progress at The Bournemouth International Centre in July 1989.

Neither Three Time Loser or One Man Woman were included in the final production of Someone Like You. Petula and Dee later utilised the melody for the song Celebrate which was performed and recorded for the Virginia Arts Festival.

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Three Time Loser


(I LOVE YOU) TI AMO (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1991 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
Ti Amo was considered the show stopper from the  Clark / Shipman musical concept J'Accuse ...! The Passions of Emile Zola. Petula's sweeping and dramatic melody was accompanied by an exquisite Dee Shipman lyric. The song is performed by Zola at the end of the production, whilst in exile. Ti Amo was recorded as a demo by Dave Willetts in September 1991, the song was arranged by the classical pianist Paul Bateman for the Zola demo session. At the end of the recording session, Petula recorded her own superb version of Ti Amo

Two months after Petula recorded the first version of Ti Amo, she recorded an abridged version which cut the middle 8. This abridged version was later released on the 2007 retrospective In Her Own Write.

In 2006, Petula adapted Ti Amo, writing her own lyric as Together (Ensemble).

The song was also recorded in 2011 by Dave Willetts (as Zola), for the concept cast recording issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

CD Releases (3):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001) J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027) Dave Willetts - Once In A Lifetime released in the UK on Stage Door in 2012 (STAGE 9030)

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(I Love You) Ti Amo


TIME FOR LOVE (Petula Clark / Vito Pallavicini / Tony Hatch) 1966
Time For Love was released as the flip to the international hit A Sign Of The Times. Time For Love was originally recorded in Italian as Non Mi Guardi Mi,  with new English lyrics by Tony Hatch. Time For Love was also featured on the My Love album, released in Spring 1966.

CD Releases (10):

Downtown - The Petula Clark Collection released in the UK on PRT Records in 1988 (PYC 17) Downtown '88 - 21 Original Versions released in France on Carrere / PRT in 1989 (96 681) Downtown released in the UK on Castle Communications in 1990 (290 130) Downtown released in the UK on Castle Communications in 1990 (290 130) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381)
Downtown - The Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Kaz Records / Pulse in 1996 (PDS CD 529) My Love released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEB CD 658) My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231)

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Time For Love


TO MEMPHIS (Petula Clark) 2004
To Memphis was written in December 2004 when Petula spent a week in the Tennessee city to attend a gala evening organised by the late David Gest in aid of the homeless. Inspired by the music and atmosphere of the city, she composed the bluesy / gospel homage To Memphis. On 09 January 2005, Petula recorded a demo of To Memphis, produced by Joseph Baker at his New York studio. The demo featured Petula accompanying herself at piano.

Petula's musical director Kenny Clayton, produced a new arrangement of To Memphis for Petula's concert performances. The new arrangement was more soulful and bluesy and featured a fantastic guitar solo. Petula debuted the song during her concert at The Cliffs Pavillion in Southend on 07 March 2005. 

To Memphis has become a popular feature in Petula's concert repertoire.

Petula recorded a new version of To Memphis at London's Air Studios in the spring of 2008, which was later featured on her chart album Then & Now. Universal filmed her recording of To Memphis for promo purposes. Read More

In 2016, Petula participated in the Memphis in May International Festival Series and as part of Memphis Salutes Canada - A Toast To Canada (flyer pictured right) - a concert produced by the late David Gest. At the festival, Petula headlined the event and performed To Memphis, a song which she had never performed in Memphis although it was inspired by Memphis and a song she wrote whilst walking around the streets of Memphis. Watch Video 

CD Releases (1):

Then & Now released in the UK on UMTV in 2006 (5309397)

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To Memphis

Memphis in May 2016 flyer


TOGETHER AT LAST (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1991
Together At Last was written by Petula Clark and Dee Shipman as a proposed duet for Petula and Michael McDonald. Composed in 1991, the song was intended to be recorded during sessions financed by Michael Jackson and produced by David Gest. The song was a commercial pop song with a catchy melody and lyric. A domestic demo recording was made of Together At Last and featured Petula double tracking herself. Sadly, Together At Last was never recorded by Petula and Michael although they did collaborate on the song When You Get Right Down To It.


TOGETHER (ENSEMBLE) (Petula Clark) 2006
Together (Ensemble) was adapted by Petula from the Clark / Shipman song Ti Amo, written for J'Accuse ...! The Passions of Emile Zola

Together was originally intended as a duet for Petula and Rod McKuen for an album of Clark / McKuen collaborations. However, Petula choose to record the song with Andy Williams, who recorded his vocal parts for the song at his Moon River Theatre, Branson. Petula recorded the piano track herself in Los Angeles and added her vocals in Geneva. Kenny Clayton travelled to Geneva to add extra synth to his arrangement to enhance the continental feel to the track.

Soon after the song was mixed, Together was premiered on an English language radio station in Switzerland. The song was issued as a CD single by Petula's own publishing company Belle Tulipe Productions and was sold exclusively online and at the Moon River Theatre gift shop. 

During Petula's autumn season of concerts with Andy Williams, Petula and Andy Williams performed Together nightly.

Petula performed Together with her special guest Michael Ball during her November 2006 concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane broadcast by BBC Radio 2.

CD Releases (1):

Together released in the US on Belle Tulipe in 2006 (BT-0001)

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Together (Ensemble)


TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988 from Someone Like You
Too Good To Be True was a song intended for the Soldiers to perform in Someone Like You. Despite Petula composing the structure of the song, it was never completed.

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Too Good To Be True


LE TRESOR (Petula Clark) 1964 from A Couteaux Tires
One of 6 themes / incidental music from the 1964 French film A Couteaux Tires composed by Petula Clark with musical direction by Tony Hatch. The 6 themes were released on the French EP A Couteaux Tires issued in 1964 by Disques Vogue (EPL 8198). This and the other 5 themes have not been issued on CD although a DVD of the film is available on general release.

Le Tresor


LE TRAIN DES NEIGES (Petula Clark / Jacques Plante) 1963
Train Des Neiges is a festive song written in 1963. The track originally featured on the Disques Vogue EP Entre Nous, Il Est Fou (EPL 8162) and later appearing on the 1964 Disques Vogue album Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur (LD 623-30). Petula memorably performed the song on her 1965 French TV special Petula: Au Far West. Watch Video

CD Releases (3):

Merry Christmas ,,, Joyeux Noel released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1997 (NEM CD 945) Anthologie Vol 3 1963 / 1964 released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051922) Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461)

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Train Des Neiges

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TRISTESSE (Petula Clark) 1989 from Petain
Tristesse was a dark theme composed by Petula for the Ingram Films docu-drama Petain. Produced by Dee Shipman, Petula provided the soundtrack to the film. Watch Video 

Petula originally recorded her themes on synth which were adapted and arranged by Kenny Clayton for the soundtrack recording. Tristesse was recorded with piano, cello and oboe parts. Highlights from Petula's score from Petain were included on the 2007 CD retrospective In Her Own Write.

Highlights from Petula's score from Petain were included on the 2007 CD retrospective In Her Own Write

The various themes are held as part of the archive collection.

Additionally, the docu-drama featuring Petula's score and incidental music is held on DVD as part of the archive collection.

CD Releases (1):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001)

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Tristesse


TU M'AS QUITTEE (Petula Clark / Georges Aber) 1967
Georges Aber's French adaptation of the Clark composition While The Children Play. Recorded in 1967, the French version was included on the enormously successful Disques Vogue EP and album; C'est Ma Chanson.

CD Releases (1):

Anthologie Vol 5 1966 / 1968 Released in the France on Anthology's in 2000 (3055502)

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Tu M'as Quittee


TU TROUVERAS L'HORIZON (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman / Marc Desjardins) 1989
The French adaptation of Petula and Dee Shipman's composition You'll Sail In The Sun produced by Andre Di Cesare and Kenny Clayton. In 1989 Petula was commissioned by the Canadian society of research for Alzheimer's disease to contribute a song for a charity recording. Petula and Dee Shipman set about composing an evocative song for this emotional project. Kenny Clayton provided the arrangement for the new song and built upon Dee's profound lyrics. A set of demo recordings were first made in London of You'll Sail In The Sun with a slightly different arrangement. The song was fine tuned and the master recording was made in English and in French in Montreal. The tracks were issued on the Les Disques Star cassette album Je Me Souviens / I Remember (a collection of 15 tracks that included Petula's French and English language recordings of You'll Sail In The Sun and Tu Trouveras L'Horizon). A promotional single issued by Les Disques Star was also issued with Tu Trouveras L'Horizon featured on the A side and You'll Sail In The Sun as the B Side.

Dee Shipman recalls, "Petula came over to my home, The Dower House, to do some more work on our musical "Zola" and when she arrived she said 'The Canadian Altzheimer Society wants me to record a song to be released to raise money for Alzheimer Awareness - what should we write?'

Well I have to confess that we then went through at least an hour, sitting together at my piano, getting all the extremely dark humour ideas out of our systems, before we had a more thoughtful discussion about what it must be like to:

a) have Alzheimer's, and 
b) be caring for someone who has it.

We decided that the song should be from the point of view, the perceptual position, of one of these selflessly devoted caring partners and that's when the metaphor came to me "like a ship without an anchor" ... and two hours later we'd written it!"

CD Releases (1):

Mes Plus Grands Succes - Les Refrains De Ma Vie released in Canada on Lion-Soleil in 2002 (LSP2-1738)

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Tu Trouveras L'Horizon

Cassete album Je Me Souviens / I Remember


TWENTIES & THIRTIES (Petula Clark) 1989 from Petain
Twenties and Thirties is a piece of incidental music composed by Petula for the Ingram Films docu-drama Petain. Produced by Dee Shipman, Petula provided the soundtrack to the docu-drama. Watch Video

Petula originally recorded her themes on synth which were adapted and arranged by Kenny Clayton for the soundtrack recording. For the docu-drama, the uptempo fragment was performed at piano by Kenny Clayton. 

Highlights from Petula's score from Petain were included on the 2007 CD retrospective In Her Own Write

The various themes are held as part of the archive collection.

Additionally, the docu-drama featuring Petula's score and incidental music is held on DVD as part of the archive collection.

CD Releases (1):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001)

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Twenties & Thirties


TWO RIVERS (Petula Clark) 1965
Arranged and produced for record by Tony Hatch Two Rivers is an autobiographical song that uses the Seine and Thames to reflect on Petula's own life. Two Rivers was recorded in 1965 and first featured as the flip to Round Every Corner. Two Rivers later appeared on the 1966 PYE album I Couldn't Live Without Your Love. In 1976 Two Rivers was issued in France, the UK and Spain by Vogue and Pye Records as the flip to Downtown '77. In 2002, Petula revived the song for inclusion in her concert repertoire for The Ultimate Tour. The song was performed by Petula accompanying herself at piano during the first shows in Liverpool and Woking. After these dates, Two Rivers was dropped from the tour. Two Rivers was also covered by New York cabaret singer Moira Danis on her album Beautiful Sounds - The Songs of Petula Clark.

CD Releases (10):

Greatest Hits released in France on Vogue in 1984 (VG 651 600058) I Know A Place released in the UK on Marble Arch in 1991 (CMA CD 101) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 170) The Classic Collection released in the UK on Pulse / Castle Communications in 1997 (PBX CD 404) My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391)
Music - The Pye Anthology Volume 2 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEECD 392) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) The Ultimate Collection released in the UK on Sanctuary in 2002 (SANDD111) Supersounds From The Superstar released in the US on Wounded Bird Records in 2007 (WOU 1765)

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Two Rivers

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VALSE ADOLESCENT (Petula Clark) 1989 from Petain
The second theme composed by Petula for the Ingram Films  docu-drama Petain. Produced by Dee Shipman, Petula provided the soundtrack to the docu-drama. Watch Video

Petula originally recorded her themes on synth which were adapted and arranged by Kenny Clayton for the soundtrack recording. 

Highlights from Petula's score from Petain were included on the 2007 CD retrospective In Her Own Write

The various themes are held as part of the archive collection.

Additionally, the docu-drama featuring Petula's score and incidental music is held on DVD as part of the archive collection.

CD Releases (1):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001)

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Valse Adolescent

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WALES (Petula Clark) 1998
A fragment song composed by Petula intended for her autobiographical one woman show that premiered at the Theatre St. Denis, Montreal in 2000. The song reflected on locations that played their own individual role in Petula's life and career. Petula's lyrics reflect on a fond reminiscence of spending time in the mining villages of Wales. Petula and her musical director Kenny Clayton spent several writing sessions together, producing working tapes of these fragments for a proposed autobiographical show. The melody for the song is based on the traditional Welsh air and folk song David of the White Rock / Dafydd y Garreg Wen written in 1741 by David Owen, the famous harpist and composer who lived near Porthmadog in Caernarfonshire. The fragment song never made it into the one woman show.

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WHAT AM I DOING HERE? (Petula Clark) 1977
What Am I Doing Here? was an original Clark composition, produced by Tony Eyers for the CBS album Destiny. Recorded in London in late 1977, the uptempo song has a distinct Spanish / Latin sound. What Am I Doing Here? appeared as the flip to the first CBS UK single I'm Not In Love, released by CBS in early 1978 - Read More. The Destiny album release was supported by a high profile BBC TV special Petula... And Songs Of Love, produced by Yvonne Littlewood. The broadcast featured a memorable production of What Am I Doing Here? Watch Video 

In 1979, Petula performed What Am I Doing Here? for the Anglo- American TV show Bonkers, backed by the Hudson Brothers.

CD Releases (2):

Songbird released in the UK on Pickwick Music in 1992 (PWKM 4094) Don't Cry For Me Argentina - The CBS Years Volume Two released in the UK on Zone Records in 2007 (ZONE 1016)

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What Am I Doing Here?


WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO? (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1990 from Someone Like You
What Can One Person Do? is a complex and powerful duet from the West End production of Someone Like You performed in act one between Abigail (Petula Clark and The Major (Dave Willetts). The song was one of the final pieces to be submitted for Harold Fielding's West End production of Someone Like You. No professional recording of What Can One Person Do? was recorded, however a domestic demo was recorded by Petula Clark and Dave Willetts. Recorded in late February 1990, the demo recording features piano accompaniment by Kenny Clayton. 

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What Can One Person Do?


WHAT YOU GOT! (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman / Kenny Clayton) 1985 from Someone Like You
What You Got! was one of the earliest songs to be composed for Petula's musical concept Amen. The song also credits Petula's musical director Kenny Clayton as a co-writer. What You Got! was the first lyric that Dee Shipman completed for the musical. On 27 June 1985, What You Got! was recorded as a demo at Redwood Studios, London with vocals by Paul Jones of Manfred Mann. Read More

In the original book by Clark / Shipman, What You Got! was performed by Kane as the closing song of act one. When the production went on tour and into London, What You Got! was performed mid act one by Kane and the Soldiers.

Redwood Studios 2" Multi track tape from the Redwood Studio Demos

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What You Got!


WHEN YOU'RE GONE (Petula Clark) 1978
When You're Gone is a soulful ballad, recorded for the 1978 CBS album Destiny recorded in London -Read More. Tony Eyers' typical late seventies production featured Petula double tracking herself and spoken parts for the bridge that were repeated over the fade out.

CD Releases (2):

Songbird released in the UK on Pickwick Music in 1992 (PWKM 4094) Don't Cry For Me Argentina - The CBS Years Volume Two released in the UK on Zone Records in 2007 (ZONE 1016)

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When You're Gone


WHERE AM I GOING? (Petula Clark) 1965
Where Am I Going? is a driving and energetic Clark composition from 1965. The song originally featured as the 'B' side to Petula's second US number 1, My Love. During candid scenes filmed for the 1965 French television special Petula: Au Far West, Petula is shown working out the melody and lyrics to Where Am I Going, sat at a piano with her tape recorder. Watch Video

CD Releases (4):

The EP Collection Volume Two released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1993 (SEECD 381) Here Come The Girls released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1993 (NEXCD 238) My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391) Feelin' Groovy released in the UK on Castle Music in 2005 (CMQCD658)

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Where Am I Going?


WHERE DID WE GO WRONG? (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch) 1966
Where Did We Go Wrong was included on the My Love album. The song was also covered by the PYE group The Sands Of Time and also in the US by The Vogues.

CD Releases (15):

Love Songs released in the UK on Pickwick in 1988 (PWK 080) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in Australia on Rainbow in 1992 (2RCD 013/014) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) My Love released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEB CD 658) The Best Of Petula Clark released in Japan on Century Records in 1995 (CECC-00718) Downtown - The Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Kaz Records / Pulse in 1996 (PDS CD 529) The Classic Collection released in the UK on Pulse / Castle Communications in 1997 (PBX CD 404) Downtown - The Pye Anthology released in the UK on Sequel Records / Castle Music in 1999 (NEECD 316) This Is My Song released in the UK on Delta in 2000 (47 035) Legendary released in Australia on BMG in 2000 (74321785692) My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231) Hit Parade released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2006 (SMBCD388) Downtown - The Collection released in the UK by Spectrum in 2011 (SPEC2074)

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Where Did We Go Wrong?


WHILE THE CHILDREN PLAY (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / Georges Aber) 1967
While The Children Play was featured on the 1967 album Colour My World. Petula's gentle melody with Hatch's clever production incorporated a children's chorus, which complemented Petula's touching vocal. While The Children Play was also included on the UK EP issued by PYE Here There And Everywhere (NEP 24286).

CD Releases (5):

The EP Collection released in the UK on See For Miles Records in 1990 (SEECD 306) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 170) The Sixties EP Collection released in the UK on Sequel Records in 2000 (NXTCD 338) The Other Man's Grass (Is Always Greener) / Colour My World released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 061)

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While The Children Play


WIE DU (Al Grant / Gisela Zimber) 1971
Wie Du, is the German language version of Petula's (as Al Grant) For Love. This version was recorded in 1970 during sessions in Paris, using the original 1967 Ernie Freeman backing track. Wie Du  was featured as the flip to the German single Das Ist Mein Leben, Cheri (The Song Of My Life) issued in 1971 by Vogue Schallplatten (DV 11149).

CD Releases (1):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI)

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Wie Du


WITHOUT YOU (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1990 from Someone Like You
Without You is a revised version of the song Losing You, reworked for the West End production of Someone Like You and performed by the character Susannah (Jane Arden).

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Without You


THE WORLD SONG (Petula Clark / John Bromley) 1971
The World Song is a highlight from the final PYE album Petula '71. The rocky, energetic melody is coupled with a lyric that unites the world in a message of peace. PYE duly issued The World Song as a single and Petula memorably performed the song on the ITV show The Golden Shot (pictured right) broadcast in October 1971. So popular was Petula's appearance on the TV show, she returned for a repeat performance!

CD Releases (6):

A Golden Hour Of Petula Clark Volume 2 released in the UK on Knight Records in 1991 (KGHCD 151) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 159) Music - The Pye Anthology Volume 2 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEECD 392) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059) Just Pet / Petula 71 released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMRCD 216) Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231)

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The World Song

The Golden Shot broadcast October 1971


WORLD WAR II (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1998
World War II was written in 1998 for Petula's autobiographical concept show. Petula asked Dee Shipman to write a lyric that would incorporate the original radio broadcast of Mighty Like A Rose from 1942. With musical director Kenny Clayton, Petula composed a new song and counter melody that linked with this original recording. Dee's lyrics conveyed to the listener a world of conflict seen through the eyes of an impressionable child. World War II was performed at the Saint Denis Theatre, Montreal in October 2000. A French version was later written by Petula, entitled Prelude A Guerre, and performed at the Olympia Music Hall, Paris in September 2003.


THE WRITER (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1988 from J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola
The first song written by Petula for the Clark / Shipman musical concept J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola. The Writer was intended as the opening number for the show and was recorded as a demo by Dave Willetts originally in 1988 and later at the Southgate session in September 1991. The song was also performed as a reprise to conclude the demo. The song was also recorded in 2011 by Dave Willetts (as Zola), for the concept cast recording issued in 2011 by Stage Door Records. Read More

CD Releases (1):

J'Accuse ...!  The Passions of Emile Zola released in the UK on Stage Door in 2011 (STAGE 9027)

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The Writer


WUNDERSCHON WIE HEUT' (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch / De Aviles) 1966
Wunderschon Wie Heut' is the German language version of the dramatic Clark power ballad Where Did We Go Wrong. The track was issued as the 'B' side to the 1966 German single So Wunderbar Verliebt Zu Sein (I Couldn't Live Without Your Love).

CD Releases (2):

The International Collection released in Germany on Bear Family Records in 1998 (BCD 16212 DI) Kaleidoskop Ihre Größthe Hits released in Germany on Sanctuary in 2003 (SANDD094)

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Wunderschon Wie Heut'

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IL Y A TELLEMENT DE FILLES (Petula Clark / Pierre Delanoe) 1963
A contemporary sixties pop collaboration between Petula and Pierre Delanoe. Petula, who wrote the music, regularly featured the song during her live shows across France and the continent throughout 1963. The song was released in 1963 and was included on the Vogue EP Plaza De Toros. In Spain, titled Hay Tantas Chicas En El Mundo, popular Spanish recording stars Jorge Teijon, Miguel Rios, Rocio Durcal,  and Los Tharisman recorded and issued the song.

CD Releases (3):

Anthologie Vol 3 1963 / 1964 released in France on Anthology's in 1999 (3051922) Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur & Les James Dean released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEM CD 461) En Vogue (Beat En Francais) released in the UK on Sequel / Castle in 2001 (CMDDD 214)

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I'l Y A Tellement De Filles


YOU'LL SAIL IN THE SUN (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1989
In 1989 Petula was commissioned by the Canadian society of research for Alzheimer's disease to contribute a song for a charity recording. Petula and Dee Shipman set about composing an evocative song for this emotional project. Kenny Clayton provided the arrangement for the new song and built upon Dee's profound lyrics. A set of demo recordings were first made in London of You'll Sail In The Sun with a slightly different arrangement. The song was fine tuned and the master recording was made in English and in French in Montreal. The tracks were issued on the Les Disques Star cassette album Je Me Souviens / I Remember (a collection of 15 tracks that included Petula's French and English language recordings of You'll Sail In The Sun and Tu Trouveras L'Horizon). A promotional single issued by Les Disques Star was also issued with Tu Trouveras L'Horizon featured on the A side and You'll Sail In The Sun as the B Side.

Dee Shipman recalls, "Petula came over to my home, The Dower House, to do some more work on our musical "Zola" and when she arrived she said 'The Canadian Altzheimer Society wants me to record a song to be released to raise money for Alzheimer Awareness - what should we write?'

Well I have to confess that we then went through at least an hour, sitting together at my piano, getting all the extremely dark humour ideas out of our systems, before we had a more thoughtful discussion about what it must be like to:

a) have Alzheimer's, and 
b) be caring for someone who has it.

We decided that the song should be from the point of view, the perceptual position, of one of these selflessly devoted caring partners and that's when the metaphor came to me "like a ship without an anchor" ... and two hours later we'd written it!"

CD Releases (1):

In Her Own Write released in the UK on Sepia in 2007 (SEPIA 8001)

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You'll Sail In The Sun

Cassete album Je Me Souviens / I Remember


YOUNG 'UN (Petula Clark / Dee Shipman) 1985 from Someone Like You
Young 'Un was written during the first sessions for the Petula Clark / Dee Shipman musical concept that became Someone Like You. Petula recorded a demo of the song on 27 June 1985 as Young 'Uns at Redwood Studios, London - Read More. For the demo recording Petula recorded the first take in her usual key but abandoned this version half way through the take. Petula recorded two more takes of Young 'Un both in a lower key to reflect the style of the character Serena.. For the demo recording Petula recorded the first take in her usual key but abandoned this version half way through the take. Petula recorded two more takes of Young 'Un both in a lower key to reflect the style of the character Serena.


Redwood Studios 2" Multi track tape from the Redwood Studio Demos

For the next set of demo sessions at Snake Ranch Studios, Petula wanted a more soulful singer to perform the song and the internationally known jazz and Broadway performer and former member of The 5th Dimension Marjorie Barnes was commissioned to record the track. Barnes had already worked with lyricist Dee Shipman and performed her song Solitaire on the jazz album Black Birds. Marjorie continued to record the part of Serena on all the future demo recordings for Someone Like You.

In the original Clark / Shipman book and in the touring and London production, the song is performed by Serena in act two.

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Young 'Un


YOU'RE MY DESTINY (Petula Clark) 1976
Originally written by Petula Clark in 1976, You're My Destiny is a passionate love song. The first version was recorded in New York with a funky / disco arrangement by Harold Wheeler. Steve Gray provided a more sophisticated arrangement produced by Tony Eyers which was recorded in London for the 1978 CBS album Destiny. The new version of You're My Destiny was recorded at Pye Studios, London in November 1977 and was featured as the opening track on Side B of the album - Read More. Petula featured You're My Destiny on several television spots throughout 1978. Watch Video  

In 2011, US cabaret performer Maxine Linehan recorded You're My Destiny for her album What Would Petula Do? Maxine Linehan's album and show What Would Petula Do? is a show and album that exuberantly follows the course of Petula Clark's career from her early, popular recordings in the 1940s, through her mega-stardom in the 1960s, to her award-winning performances in film and on Broadway right up to the 1990s.

CD Releases (5):

Songbird released in the UK on Pickwick Music in 1992 (PWKM 4094) The Songs Of My Life - The Very Best of Petula Clark released in the UK on Reader's Digest in 1999 (RDCD 2481-3) The Petula Clark Anthology - Downtown To Sunset Boulevard released in the US on Hip-O in 2000 (012 157 455-2) Don't Cry For Me Argentina - The CBS Years Volume Two released in the UK on Zone Records in 2007 (ZONE 1016) The Essential Collection released in the UK on Reader's Digest in 2010 (RDCD6051)

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You're My Destiny

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YOU'RE THE ONE (Petula Clark / Tony Hatch) 1965
You're The One is considered as being the most commercially successful Petula Clark composition. Watch Video A 1965 hit for Petula in the UK and Australia, the song was covered by the Pennsylvanian group The Vogues, who had a top 5 hit with the song in the US. Watch Video

In 1986, Petula re-recorded You're The One for the Jango album Give It A Try. The new arrangement by Kenny Clayton had a distinct country feel and much slower in tempo. 

In 2006, Kenny Clayton provided a new arrangement of You're The One to emulate Tony Hatch's original version for Petula's live US concert performances. More recently You're The One was performed as a lively duet by Petula with Michael Ball during her Drury Lane concert in November 2006 recorded for BBC Radio 2.

You're The One was also covered by New York cabaret singer Moira Danis in her show and on her album Beautiful Sounds - The Songs of Petula Clark.

CD Releases (37):

The Hit Singles Collection released in the UK on PRT Records in 1988 (PYC 7002) Love Songs released in the UK on Pickwick in 1988 (PWK 080) Downtown released in Australia on Rainbow in 1989 (RCD 9028) Downtown - The Petula Clark Collection released in the UK on PRT Records in 1988 (PYC 17) The Hits Collection released in the UK on TellyDisc in 1989 (TEL CD 36) Downtown '88 - 21 Original Versions released in France on Carrere / PRT in 1989 (96 681)  
Downtown released in Australia on Rainbow in 1990 (RCD 421) The Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Castle Communications in 1992 (MAT CD 206) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in Australia on Rainbow in 1992 (2RCD 013/014) The Songs Of Petula released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1993 (ACSCD 025) I Know A Place released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEBCD 660) Downtown released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1994 (PCD 10133)  
The Most Of Petula Clark released in Australia on EMI in 1994 (8142152) PYE 35th Anniversary Box Set released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1995 (NXT CD 265) The Best Of Petula Clark released in Japan on Century Records in 1995 (CECC-00718) The Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Fastforward Music on behalf of Avon Cosmestics in 1995 (FFCD 843) These Are My Songs - The Ultimate Colelction released in Australia on BMG in 1998 (74321564622) 16 Most Requested Songs released in Australia on Castle Communications in 1995 (481077-2)  
The Very Best of Petula Clark released in the UK on Kaz Records / Pulse in 1996 (PLS CD 156) Greatest Hits released in Australia on Warner Special Projects in 1996 (OMCD 1216) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (PLS CD 156) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Crimson in 1999 (CRIMCD201) The Complete Golden Hits Collection released in the UK on Castle Select in 1998 (SELCD 508) Beautiful Sounds - The Petula Clark Songbook released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (CMRCD 059)  
The Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on MusicBank in 2001 (PLS CD 156) The Ultimate Selection released in New Zealand on BMG NZ in 2001 (TUC 012) The Complete Golden Hits Collection released in the UK on Castle Select in 2001 (SELCD 508) Sandie Shaw vs Petula Clark released in the UK on Castle Music in 2001 (CMDDD 151) The Ultimate Collection released in the UK on Sanctuary in 2002 (SANDD111) Ultimate Petula Clark released in the US on BMG Heritage in 2003 (82876510382)  
Songs Of My Life - The Essential Petula Clark released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2005 (SMETD231) Hit Parade released in the UK on Sanctuary Midline in 2006 (SMBCD388) Supersounds From The Superstar released in the US on Wounded Bird Records in 2007 (WOU 1765) Then & Now released in the UK on UMTV in 2006 (5309397) Un Baladine Best Of released in France on Sony BMG France in 2010 (88697793442) Un Baladine La Selection Triple Best released in France on Sony BMG France in 2013 (88883738992)  
The Essential Collection released in the UK on Reader's Digest in 2010 (RDCD6051) 

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1986 Re-recording

CD Releases (40):

Give It A Try released in the US on Jango in 1986 (JA-CD-779) Downtown released in Germany on Laserlight Digital / Delta Music in 1988 (15 103) Greatest Hits released in the UK on Tring International in 1988 (GRF083) This Is My Song released in Belgium on Skyline in 1989 (CD SL 812) The Best Of Petula Clark - Downtown released in Germany on Europa in 1989 (100476.0) Downtown released in the EU on Success in 1989 (2203CD)
Downtown released in Germany on Fortune in 1989 (Fortune 3027) Petula Clark released in Germany on CLEmusic Distribution in 1989 (70 003-2) The Most Beautiful Songs Of Petula Clark released in Germany on Imtrat in 1989 (imt 100.098) Petula Clark Collection released in the UK on Object Enterprises in 1989 (OR 0056) The Super Hit Collection released in the EU on Conquistador in 1990 (CPNQ 010) Petula Clark released in Spain on Perfil in 1991 (CD-5456/T-C16)
Golden Hits released in Germany on Flash in 1991 (8351-2) Greatest Hits released in Holland on Cleo in 1991 (CLCD 00315) Greatest Hits released in the UK on Galaxy in 1993 (3885132) Legends released in the UK on Legends / Wisepack Ltd in 1994 (LECD 104) Downtown released in Germany on Karussell in 1995 (843 996-2) Gold released in Holland on Gold in 1995 (GOLD 130)
Downtown released in the UK on Abracadabra in 1995 (AB 3008) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Success in 1996 (16268CD) The Very Best Of Petula Clark released in the UK on Prism Leisure in 1996 (PLATCD114) These Are My Songs released in the UK on Start Entertainments Limited in 1996 (STFCD 5) Greatest Hits released in the UK on A Play Collect in 1996 (10052-2) The Best Of Petula Clark released in Italy on Cameo in 1996 (CD 3564)
Forever Classic - Petula Clark released in Holland on MasterTone in 1997 (0300) Petula Clark released in the US on Classic World Productions in 1999 (CWP 9923) Colour My World released in the UK on Going For A Song in 1999 (GFS132) At Her Very Best released in the UK on Hey Presto! in 1999 (KBCD 178) Downtown released in the UK on Life Time in 1999 (LT-5117) Downtown released in the UK on Galaxy in 2000 (3815412)
Petula Clark released in Holland on Forever Gold in 2001 (FG097) Downtown released in the UK on Maverick Music in 2001 (1-1073) Greatest Hits released in the US on Classic World Productions in 2002 (CWP 9923) The Very Best Of released in China on D&I Records in 2004 (CDICD 01036) This Is My Song released in the UK on Black Box in 2004 (BB2100) This Is My Song released in the UK on Gold Box in 2005 (GB281)
Downtown released in Canda on Legacy Entertainment (ATP164) The Hits released in Germany on Hot Town in 2009 (SL 812-1) Petula Clark released in the UK on KBox in 2009 (KBOX3581) This Is My Song released in the UK on White Collection in 2009 (WHITE245)

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You're The One

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YOUR WAY OF LIFE (Petula Clark) 1966
Your Way Of Life was composed (words and music) by Petula in 1966. The song was featured as the flip to the popular hit single I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, released in June 1966.

CD Releases (3):

My Love released in the UK on Sequel Records in 1994 (NEB CD 658) The Pye Years Volume Three released in the UK on RPM in 1996 (RPM 170) My Love / I Couldn't Live Without Your Love released in the UK on Castle Music in 2000 (NEMCD 391)

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Your Way Of Life


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