The Boy Next Door (album)

The Boy Next Door is a 2003 album by jazz singer Stacey Kent. The songs were chosen to reflect male singers that Kent admires.[1]

The Boy Next Door
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 26, 2003
RecordedFebruary 18–22, 2003
Curtis Schwartz Studios, Ardingly, England
GenreVocal jazz
LabelCandid Records (UK)
ProducerAlan Bates
Stacey Kent chronology
Christmas Song
The Boy Next Door
Shall We Dance?


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [2]

David Jeffries, reviewed the album for AllMusic and wrote that "With a gentle conviction akin to early Blossom Dearie without the cheeky flair, the album makes for breezy listening. ...individual moments of warm openhearted excellence make it worthwhile.". Jeffries highlighted Kent's performances on "Bookends" and "'Tis Autumn", and reserved praise for drummer Matt Home. Jeffries described the guitarist Colin Oxley's solo "Too Darn Hot" as the album's "greatest moment".[1]

Track listingEdit

1."The Best Is Yet to Come"Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh3:24
2."The Boy Next Door"Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane3:38
3."The Trolley Song"Martin, Blane4:00
4."Say It Isn't So"Irving Berlin4:39
5."Too Darn Hot"Cole Porter3:25
6."Makin' Whoopee"Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn3:03
7."What the World Needs Now Is Love"Burt Bacharach, Hal David4:07
8."You've Got a Friend"Carole King4:18
9."I Got It Bad"Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster4:52
10."Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee"Joe Carroll, Bill Graham3:01
11."People Will Say We're in Love"Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II3:42
12."'Tis Autumn"Henry Nemo4:26
13."All I Do Is Dream of You"Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed3:22
14."I Get Along Without You Very Well"Hoagy Carmichael3:23
15."You're the Top"Porter2:26
16."Bookends"Paul Simon1:06



  1. ^ a b The Boy Next Door at AllMusic
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 814. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.