Label: Rounder Records - Rounder 11661-3192-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Contemporary Jazz
Why it took vocalist Madeleine Peyroux eight years to follow up her acclaimed Dreamland album is anybody's guess. The explanation from her website bio claims, "I could have kept running with it, but I took a breather.
Between The Bars - Madeleine Peyroux - Careless Love lost Between The Bars - Madeleine Peyroux - Careless Love Beauvais and Atlantic Records, as well as a stellar cast of edgy jazz and rock session players, but she did gain Larry Klein. That she's on Rounder is just an "oh well. The material is a curious collection of modern pop songs, country tunes, and old nuggets. Peyroux 's reading of Leonard Cohen 's "Dance Me to the End of Love" that opens the disc is radical, sung like a German cabaret song, and lacks the drama of the original, which is on purpose but it's questionable as to whether it works.
It keeps the breeziness of the original but focuses on the object of the song still being very present to the protagonist -- delighting in the presence of the Beloved. Parks ' guitars play sparely and pronouncedly in the mix, as Amendola 's brushwork complements the spare cymbal and tom-tom work of Jay Bellerose as well as Goldings ' in-the-groove organ and piano.
The hinge track on this record is the empathic and moving version of Elliott Smith 's "Between the Bars. It's simply awesome. The sparse haunted treatment of Hank Williams ' "Weary Blues" is devoid of its country trappings and rooted firmly in Gatuvapen - Svart Städhjälp - Gatuvapen uptown blues tradition of Holiday 's s.
Likewise, the title track, a classic standard by W. Parks ' subtle yet dirty guitar gives the singer a platform and she swims inside the lyric, letting it fall from her mouth. The tune's swing quotient is formidable. In all, this is a stronger record than Dreamlandin part because Klein is obviously sympathetic to singers and because Peyroux is a more confident and commanding singer.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 14, Track Listing. Dance Me to the End of Love. Leonard Cohen. Madeleine Peyroux. Don't Wait Too Long. Don't Cry Baby. Bob Dylan. Between the Bars.
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