This is a nice obscure 60's jazz album. She wrote some songs but mostly it's standards. The highlights are Twilight and For the First Time. Like with a lot of jazz vocal artists who only did an album or two in the 50's and 60's it's only available as a Japanese import.
I'm a huge fan of The Poppy Family which Susan Jacks was a member of. This is the second solo album I own from her. Her solo career is not as good as The Poppy Family material nevertheless I am still curious about it. The review on rateyourmusic was right when they described this hideous cover. This is a good album though. I like All the Tea in China, Ghosts in your mind, and her cover of Elusive Butterfly. She redoes Beyond the Clouds which she did with The Poppy Family. Her ex-husband Terry Jacks (member of The Poppy Family too) who sang the hit Seasons in the Sun produced and arranged this album.
Ignore the awful cover. This is a good obscure country artist. The prices on Ebay are outrageous. $200? I bought mine on Musicstack for $30 so I suggest you shop around. She's a pretty sassy singer. I like Three Playing Love the best and that was the hit. The Skin's gettin' closer to the bone is the second best song. She writes a number of the tunes here. I wonder what happened to her.
I've read jazz books put down Julie London saying people just bought it for the pin-up covers. True Julie London was gorgeous and the covers were fun. However Julie was a talented singer. She didn't belt out her numbers. She caressed them. This was her debut and one of her best. Cry me a River is the best song here, written for her by a friend. It was covered by many other artists in its time. Some were entirely different like Marie Knight's R & B version. (I reviewed her cd earlier.) Julie's rendition of I should care is also amazing. I remember when I was in my early 20's and just discovering old vocal jazz. I was playing Julie London on the turntable and my dad said impressed, "Julie London! That's from my time." Good memory. Anyway, this record is worth checking out.