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Close Your Eyes [CD]

Stacey Kent Audio CD
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The ability to tell a story, capture an emotion, a mood, hone it and share it like a secret with her audience; these are the qualities that make Stacey Kent so special. Happy at home in a variety of genres, she casts wide her net in search of inspiration.
A native of New Jersey, now living in Colorado, Stacey Kent developed a childhood fascination for musical comedies and the great jazz ... Read more in Amazon's Stacey Kent Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Candid
  • ASIN: B00003004Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,993 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. More Than You Know 5:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dream Dancing 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Close Your Eyes 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. There's A Lull In My Life 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Its Delovely 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. There's No You 6:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I'm Old Fashioned 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. You Go To My Head 7:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Sleep Warm 4:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Day In - Day Out 5:49£0.99  Buy MP3 

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People seem to get hooked on Stacey Kent. She's not so much an acquired taste as someone who takes command of the listener. An American who lives in Britain, she has her own jazz style but has obviously absorbed the work of all the other singers from Billie Holiday to Frank Sinatra and back again. Unusually--for she is quite young--she interprets the great songbook in the terms of the swing era. But she has all the technical sophistication of contemporary singers, and the total of her talents in various directions makes her one of the most enticing singers of the day. The delicacy of her taste leads her to little- known gems of the Broadway writer's art and, although there are unhackneyed standards from Porter and Kern in this collection, there are also beautiful pieces like "There's A Lull In My Life" and "Sleep Warm". She works regularly with the members of the backing group here and they include pianist Dave Newton, the remarkable drummer Steve Brown, and Kent's husband, Jim Tomlinson, a tenor player of Getz-like proportion. --Steve Voce

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality debut from a brilliant jazz singer 23 Dec 2003
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Stacey was born and raised in New York but moved to London and it was there that she embarked on a career as a jazz singer. Stacey is now a major name in British jazz and a new album release from her is always something to look forward to. Stacey claims Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Mildred Bailey among her influences, but her voice is more like Mildred's than the other two.
This debut album is a great showcase for Stacey's talents, with plenty of great covers of standards from the Great American Songbook, on which Stacey is backed by some of the finest musicians on the British jazz scene. Among the classics (mainly ballads) on this album are two Cole Porter songs (Dream dancing, It's de-lovely) and two co-written by Johnny Mercer (I'm old-fashioned, Day in day out), together with six other excellent songs. Stacey interprets the songs her way – superbly.
Experts will tell you that Stacey has perfected her craft with subsequent albums, but by my reckoning there really wasn't all that much room for improvement. This is a great jazz vocal album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MAGICAL 12 April 2003
Format:Audio CD
First heard of Stacey Kent when Humph Lyttleton played one of her recordings, was hooked from that moment, her voice is unmistakeable and her backing musicians just match that voice to perfection, saxophonist Jim Tomlinson just makes your toes tingle, this is a MUST HAVE for any collection don't miss out you will never tire of Stacey Kent.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Close Your Eyes and relax 15 Jun 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This is such a great album! Relax to it. Unwind to it. Entertain your friends to it. Stacey's voice is guaranteed to charm - she wasn't voted 'Best Vocalist' at the 2001 British Jazz Awards without reason! Her diction and phrasing are impeccable and she makes each song her own. She is equally suited to the slow bluesy numbers, like 'More Than You Know' and the more sassy upbeat songs, such as 'Day In - Day Out'. Having bought both Close Your Eyes and Let Yourself Go, I'm finding it hard to listen to anything else at the moment!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great singer , great songs 3 Jan 2013
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Stacey Kent is one of the most under rated artists on the scene today. She sings great songs simply her way.
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