The more cynical among us might postulate this collection of romance-oriented Standards is but a marketing move to capitaize on the impending Valentine's Day we are faced with. I say: so ****ing what? Good music is good music, no matter how (or why) it's presented. I also say this set (tunes from the 1950s) could be put-up as an argument for the late Ms. Clooney being the female counterpart to Ol' Blue Eyes Sinatra -- not necessarily that she equals Sinatra in vocal mastery (though she frequently comes close), but in the way she made the most overdone standards sound fresh and unique to her, like a song feels like it was hers first, and in the way she straddles the divide(s) between jazz and pop singing: some songs are more jazz in approach, some are more pop (i.e., her 50s novelty-type hits, like "Kimono My House," mercifully absent here) others blur those boundaries completely. Clooney, like Sinatra, displays a deceptive ease of delivery -- whilst many singers these days practically bean your noggin with their vocal prowess (just how MANY notes can one hit during the 1st or last 45 seconds of a song), she sounds like she's in no hurry to "impress" you, thereby impressing you all the more. If you've any interest at all in the Great American Songbook interpretive style of song (Holly Cole, Tony Bennett, Dinah Washington, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Diana Krall) and have yet to hear Ms. RC, you MUST have this. Period.