Sarstedt first came to prominence in February 1969 with a Number 1
hit single “Where do you go to, my lovely”. He held that
position for 6 weeks in Britain, reached No.1 in 14 other countries,
and was awarded the highly coveted Ivor Novello Award for Best Song
1969/70 for his composition.
was given his own BBC Television and Radio series and appeared extensively
across continental Europe, a West German television show of his being
entered for the Golden rose of Montreaux.
began composing songs in 1966 and continues to do so to this day,
touring the world with his vast repertoire of passionate, energetic,
original talent to emerge in decades...intense...sincere...top British
singer... lyrical quality of his compositions coupled with the hypnotic
spell he casts on his audiences have ensured a long run of success
for this engaging man. You can be assured of non-stop dynamic entertainment...make
sure you are there”.
- NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS
lay far behind”
- THE OBSERVER
singer-songwriter of consummate skill, he is in the Ry Cooder mould...a
joy to listen to...flawless renderings of gems such as Beirut, Boulevard
and Love Among the Ruins. May he always be around as an example of
the resilience of talent. If you get a chance to catch Sarstedt -
don’t pass it up”.
- STAGE AND TELEVISION
good to welcome Sarstedt back. He remains a perceptive lyricist able
to produce great melodies... impressive composing talent... Beirut
- an entire novel of Eric Ambler complexities in 3 minutes... the
great thing about this truly wonderful song is that the story is unfinished.
Play it 20 times and you’re still intrigued. A masterpiece...”
- MELODY MAKER
his chansonnier’s voice on dramatic songs... definitive song
Where do you go to, my lovely has now been equalled with Beirut”
his attentive audience through 75 minutes of highly personalised music,
simple songs from the heart, stylish, subtle and fired with emotion.
Won my respect without trying”.
- THE PROMOTER
Peter Sarstedt lyrics appear, other writers disappear”
- TIME OUT
album with words of perfect contrast and voices of textured dreams,
and sincerity of so few... speaks so easily to the people... thrills
a quality of feeling that invites you into his songs...emotionally
moving numbers, lovely melodies and very cleverly written songs...
lyrics remind me of so much life”.
- RECORD MIRROR
of the great talents... How nice it is not only to see him back, but
back with a breath-taking new album... literate handling of lines
by the writer/singer... Tremendous...”
- EVENING TELEGRAPH
personality of the year”
- WEEKEND MAGAZINE
the most meaningful songwriters ever... mixes romance, charm, ideas
and philosophy with a strong dash of truth... excellent voice and
guitar work... Best Pop LP of the month must go to P.S.”
- ASSOCIATED PRESS
definite shades of Paul Simon in both lyrics and melody... hung on
- SUSSEX EXPRESS
personal style songs... lonely numbers with more feeling in one line
than the entire ballad output of Val Doonican and Des O’Connor
lumped together... lyrics continue to mirror life through something
other than the banal... melodies are stronger than ever before”.
- YARMOUTH MERCURY
constructive mind... wins over his audiences with simple yet complex
statements...Creates an atmosphere its pleasant to be part of”.
- EVENING EXPRESS
“Only a minority ever really deliver even one song which survived
the year it was released, and an even smaller minority can lay claim
to writing a classic... the potent fantasies he is able to weave in
his lyrics make him a powerful poet of modern life”.
- COURIER & ADVERTISER
real winner in every way... Talent really shows through... performance
is faultless... gives the listener something to think about. Compelling,
brilliantly imaginative... One of the finest albums I have reviewed
in a long time”.
- EPSOM & EWELL HERALD
Only word for an artist like Peter Sarstedt is class. Pure and simple”.
- ARIOLA NEWS