Madeleine Peyroux - The Blue Room

RM49.90

Product Info :
Actor / Artist : Madeleine Peyroux

Format : CD
Barcode : 0602537242689
Language : English
Subtitle :
Genre Type : Jazz, Blue
Region :
Disc Quantity : 1
Label : Emarcy/Decca
Synopsis :
"1. Take These Chains From My Heart
2. Bye Bye Love
3. Changing All Those Changes
4. Born To Lose
5. Guilty
6. Bird On The Wire
7. I Can’t Stop Loving You
8. Gentle On My Mind
9. You Don’t Know Me
10. Desperadoes Under The Eaves
"
"As a teen she was drawn to street music, and in 1989 she started to perform with a group of buskers. She then joined the Lost Wandering Blues & Jazz Band, becoming the only female in the group, which toured around Europe for several years.
Madeleine stunning debut album Dreamland was greeted with a veritable torrent of gushing reviews. Most raved about her smoke-and-whiskey vocals, often comparing her to the late, great Billie Holiday. Others wondered how someone so young could perform classic songs by Holiday, Bessie Smith and Patsy Cline so convincingly as to make them sound like her own. Time magazine pronounced the groundbreaking Dreamland ""the most exciting, involving vocal performance by a new singer this year.""

The Blue Room:
Her second Decca recording. Madeleine Peyroux and producer Larry Klein re-examine the influence of Ray Charles’ revolutionary 1962 date, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. They don’t try to re-create the album, but remake some of its songs and include others by composers whose work would benefit from the genre-blurring treatment Charles pioneered. Most these 10 tracks feature string arrangements by Vince Mendoza. 5 tunes here are reinterpretations of Charles’ from MSICAWM. ""Take These Chains"" commences as a sultry jazz tune. Mendoza’s restrained strings color the tune from a simple, directly conveyed love song to an intimate reverie offered over time and distance. Warren Zevon’s ""Desperadoes Under the Eaves"" illustrates better than any selection here that transcend genre and tell universal stories was indeed genius. Peyroux, her band, and Mendoza’s strings offer a nearly cinematic legend of old Hollywood envisioned through the eyes of one of its most seasoned and heartbroken denizens. The singer leans out of the arrangements and into the depths of her heart, conveying loss and loneliness to the listener directly. The Blue Room is a brave experiment, but one that pays off handsomely. For anyone who hasn’t spent time with Charles’ classic country recordings, it doesn’t matter, because what’s here stands confidently on its own; for those who have, that experience will provide an additional reward. "

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  • Model: 3724268
  • Shipping Weight: 0.17kgs
  • Manufactured by: Decca


This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 March, 2013.

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