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Bare Bones

20 Feb 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Rounder Records Corp.
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  • Total Length: 49:42
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  • ASIN: B003XSXMFQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,956 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jim Brooks VINE VOICE on 27 April 2009
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This album features original compositions mainly co-written by the wistful, bluesy, sleepy-time-down-south voiced Madeleine Peyroux. Brim-full of wist, it offers no great stylistic surprises but it's still a fascinating album.

Peyroux can produce wonderful studio tracks but is said to be variable in live performance. I suspect this is because she's a private lady, uncomfortable in the limelight, and she wants to keep things that way. Even the album presentation - full lyrics accompanied by lots of shadowy pics of the diva preserves the effect of viewing Peyroux through a glass darkly, and it's this dark side that gives the album its edge. The melodies may be insinuatingly lovely, but the lyrics are often bleak. "I should have been a pair of ragged claws", "But for your love and treachery there's nothing left to fear" She has a folksy side, but the blues are never far away. Peyroux's musicians are marvellously in tune with her interpretations; the backings are perfection

I have to say that that I was wary of the album before I heard it. Part of me expected an unexceptional ego trip. I couldn't have been more wrong. This is a terrific album, instantly likeable but with depth. I'm gonna take Madeleine's advice and "...turn off the telephone, open up another bottle, send those people home..." and enjoy this album, again and again.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Leonardo27 on 30 Mar 2009
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Aside from the fact that, for the first time, all the songs have been written or co-written by Madeleine herself it's pretty much business as usual here. No surprises or departures in style, just that familiar silky, fragile and delicious jazz voice wrapping itself around eleven new tunes co-written mostly with producer Larry Klein and also the likes of Steely Dan's Walter Becker.

Like a lazy flowing river on a still summer day the album drifts from beginning to end with nary a change of pace - the jaunty Becker/Klein collaboration "You Can't Do Me" as up-tempo as things get, Becker continuing his personal infatuation with the reggae-tinged arrangements that characterised his recent solo album. To his credit he clearly didn't keep his best songs for himself, the track bettering anything to be found on "Circus Money" (the same is true of his other contribution, the album's title track). To be honest, Peyroux never sounds entirely convincing delivering some brilliantly Dan-esque lyrics such as "Blewed like a Mississippi sharecropper, screwed like a high school cheerleader, tattooed like a popeyed sailorman - gone, gone, gone" but it's a small quibble. Where's Donald Fagen when you need him?

Only the plodding "Damn the Circumstances" fails to fully engage the senses, whilst Madeleine's own "I Must Be Saved" reveals a songwriting talent that bodes well for future projects. On top of that, "River of Tears" sounds like the musical lovechild of Klein and his former missus, Joni Mitchell. Praise indeed.

Beautiful though it undoubtedly is, the overall effect across eleven tracks leans dangerously towards the soporific. Still, for those in the know it's likely to be THE essential dinner party soundtrack for the forseeable future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 20 Jan 2011
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Madeleine Peyroux's fourth album is a bit of a departure from her previous work in that for the first time she really starts to trust her own songwriting ability rather than reinterpreting other people's work. Her three previous albums (Dreamland, Careless Love and Half A Perfect World) were made up mainly of covers, of everything from Johnny Mercer to Leonard Cohen. They were superb and well worth a listen.

So, how does her own material fare in copmparison? Well, manages to stand up by itself. The songs are well written tales of love, loss and heartache with some lovely lyrics and simple yet effective backing. The style and tone is unchanged, a bluesey, jazzy sound with a voice that bears favourable comparison to Billie Holliday. The backing arrangements are spare and unobtrusive, putting the beautiful voice with its tales to tell at the centre of the stage.

It's a beautiful slow album that will burn to your souls. Highly recommended, as are all of Peyroux's earlier albums)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. F. Beeton on 23 Sep 2010
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Another superbly crafted album from Madeleine Peyroux. This shows an immense maturity and subtlety. Almost darker in tone but still with the achingly beautiful vocals that we have grown to love and admire. Billie Holiday reincarnate. A jazz classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joao Monteiro on 12 Feb 2010
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Like all the previous works from Madeleine Peyroux it was a great pleasure to hear her new record. Simply fantastic...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Seren Ade HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 May 2009
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This latest offering from Madeline Peyroux is a joy to play.

Smooth, relaxed jazz with trademark smoky-voiced lyrics. Bare Bones is braver than previous Peyroux offerings in that it presents all-new material instead of blending new tracks with interpretations of standards... and doesn't suffer for this in any respect.

An ideal album for a relaxing summer's evening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Holt on 21 May 2009
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Very laid back easy listening cum jazz cum French music. Not as good as her previous album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Alison Maxwell on 20 May 2009
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The most lovely voice transporting you back in time to the era of the great Billie Holiday.
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