This is a terrific set of Harold Arlen songs. Audrey Lavine is a
classically trained cabaret singer who clearly really relishes this
material. Her fine voice and great phrasing are compelling, drawing
you into the song - you stop what you're doing and pay attention.
The songs included belong to 10 different lyricists, including
Dorothy Fields. And the song in question Look
Who's Been Dreaming is a real rarity, cut from the film The
Farmer Takes a Wife, and only previously recorded on a hard-to-find
Peggy Lee set. (The title echoes those of two other Fields songs:
Look Who's Dancing and Look
Who's In Love.) It's slight and charming with a typically
neat and apt ending: Look who's awake at last.
My favourite track is a superb arrangement of It
Was Written In The Stars (lyric by Leo Robin). Beautiful.
Fields tracks: Look Who's Been Dreaming