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Let Yourself Go [CD]

Stacey Kent Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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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: B000035QA9
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,427 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Let Yourself Go 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. They Can't Take That Away From Me 5:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Won't Dance 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Isn't This A Lovely Day? 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. They All Laughed 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) 5:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. A Fine Romance 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. By Myself 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 

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"Prepare to be knocked out! What a discovery she is!" So wrote Humphrey Lyttelton of Stacey Kent's album, Let Yourself Go. The singer first appeared on the scene with her style and delivery fully formed. She immediately displayed a magnetism and authority that have been consistent through all her albums. The material gives this one a head start, for it is made up of songs associated with Fred Astaire and written by Gershwin, Kern, Berlin and Arlen. Astaire was a magical character and the picture of him in the mind with top hat and tails is as vivid as the singing of Miss Kent, who manages to be both a throwback and a sign of the times. These are stunning performances, with an outstanding jazz group that backs all Miss Kent's performances. The key to it is David Newton, one of the finest pianists of the day, and his drummer Steve Brown, while Miss Kent's husband Jim Tomlinson plays reeds. The title track is a case in point, with the singer taking an instant grip on the listener. Tomlinson on tenor then swings as hard as Al Cohn did and Newton lifts the inspiration even further. The reason that the album is indispensable is because that's roughly what happens on all 13 numbers. --Steve Voce

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute stunner! 27 Aug 2000
Format:Audio CD
First heard this lady (with her husband, Jim Tomlinson on tenor sax) at this year's Birmingham Jazz Festival and was just taken aback by her voice and repertoire (on this occasion many were taken from this album). She is somewhere around Blossom Dearie and Billie Holliday but with all her own style, exquisite phrasing and personality - she obviously just loves singing the songs and puts over the lyric with real affection! Jim Tomlinson has echoes of Stan Getz and his solos complimented her superbly as they do on this CD and the rest of the group are just excellent. What a find - have just kept playing this CD over and over - if you love classic songs, sung with wit and feeling and accompanied by superb musicians then try this - I bet you go looking for everything else she's done - I know that I have!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Stacey Kent, together with her jazz ensemble are the best thing I have heard for some years. Her choice of songs show exquisite taste and by adding the verse as often as possible, she tells a beautiful story every time. Her delivery and style is personal and meaningful and has so much feeling. I have booked to see her at The Concorde Club, Eastleigh on April 11th for the first time and eagerly await the day. Wonderful listening Stacey, thank you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fitting tribute to Fred's music 10 Jan 2004
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
According to the liner notes written by Stacey, as a child she used to imagine herself in place of Ginger Rogers. Stacey shows her obvious enthusiasm for, and familiarity with, Fred's music in this, her third album. It is unusual for a singer to pay tribute to an artist from the thirties and forties, as tribute albums devoted to that era usually focus on the composer, but this is a brilliant album.
Stacey chose mostly well-known songs including such classics as Let yourself go, They can't take that away from me, Isn't this a lovely day, S'wonderful and A fine romance. Of course, Fred had many more classic songs that Stacey didn't include (such as Putting on the Ritz, The continental, Cheek to cheek, Fascinating rhythm, Nice work if you can get it, Night and day), but the thirteen songs chosen offer a good representation. Irving Berlin composed three of the songs here, while there are five by George and Ira Gershwin. Between them, those three men were responsible for the majority of Fred's classics so it is no surprise to find they have the majority here. All the songs here suit Stacey's style perfectly, and all are suitably updated for modern listeners while respecting tradition.
The musicianship is, as always on a Stacey Kent album, outstanding. If you are a jazz vocal fan or a Fred Astaire fan, or you are simply wondering what made Fred legendary, this is just for you.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 6 Dec 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have now bought all of Stacey's albums in the space of three weeks after initially hearing the Dreamsville album. Let Yourself Go is so astounding my family have begged me to play something else because it is rarely out of my CD player. When I initially saw the track listing included One For My Baby I thought hmmm interesting because this is my favourite Sinatra track. I did not believe his version could be bettered but boy was I wrong!! You are actually there with her in that late night bar as she sings her woes to the barman...a simply beautiful rendition. Every song is a highlight. You simply must have this album!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE MOST EXCITING NEW SINGER IN DECADES 17 Mar 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Stacey Kent has been a splendid fixture on the UK jazz scene for the past few years and, as her previous albums (Close Your Eyes - CCD 79737 and The Tender Trap - CCD 79751) have shown, she is without doubt the most exciting new singer in decades. Accompanied by tenor supremo (and husband) Jim Tomlinson and an expert band, Stacey here swings her way through a wonderful set of standards with a vocal style that would fit easily into the song's eras as well as our own. If your taste runs to classic songs performed with wit and grace by a singer and band who can swing as well as deliver killer ballads, look no further!
DIANNE KRALL (singer).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Listening Pleasure of the Year 18 Mar 2000
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I thought that Ms Kent had produced the goods with her last recording The Tender Trap - but her latest is just sensational. Crystal clear tonal quality combine with delicate phrasing to bring us an exquisite and pleasurable hour of musical bliss. This young lady has it all - I can't find anything to match her. Supported by five of the most talented jazz musicians in the business, Ms Kent not only delivers a fine tribute to Fred Astaire but an album to make the heart rejoice.
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