Goldie Hawn, Goldie

Glenn Kenny

By Glenn Kenny

on 04.22.11 in Reviews


Goldie Hawn
Flower child actress gives singing a try.

Given the dippy flower child persona Goldie Hawn was still getting mileage out of in 1972 when she made this album, the full-bodied quality of her voice is kind of surprising; she doesn't sound so much like a blonde Betty Boop than a Joan Baez sans perfect pitch. The song selection skews to the country side of things, although "Butterfly" has a French chorus, which Hawn handles creditably. Too bad Serge Gainsbourg never looked her up. Alas, her covers of Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" and Van Morrison's "I Wanna Roo You" aren't as convincingly seductive as those of us who still cherish the memory of Goldie's micro-bikinied Laugh In tenure might have hoped.