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My One and Only Thrill

Melody Gardot Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
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The finest musicians don’t always make the most noise. At 22, singer-songwriter Melody Gardot understands the value of subtlety and understatement. It’s what helps to make her debut album, ‘Worrisome Heart’, sound simultaneously familiar, yet utterly surprising.

For Melody, music is something that helps her relax, meditate, and look inwards. “I gravitate ... Read more in Amazon's Melody Gardot Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (21 Jan 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Other Jazz
  • ASIN: B00337QJWA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 571,164 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have (that will surely become a classic?) 18 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
Compared to Melody Gardot's fine live performances, were you disappointed by her 1st album - a potentially great voice accompanying derivative join-the-dots jazz/blues; all very gratifying & competent but it never quite hit the spot?

Be prepared to be very pleasantly surprised by this 2nd album, which, IMHO, confirms that a great talent has truly arrived.

Her vocal-style is still 'cool jazz diva', but her voice now has greater authority, charm & emotion - but never sounds contrived - with diction & phrasing that compares with the very best.

There's also some great playing (includes MG on guitar & piano) & very skillful arranging, which effortlessly & elegantly adds drama & accent to MG's vocals. Don't forget, she also writes her own material - Somewhere Over The Rainbow, aside. (Nicely recorded/mixed etc, too.)

Initially tried to play this CD as background music while working at my computer. Hopeless! Repeatedly had to stop work to listen to the music.

Exquisite, & also rather cool. Love it!
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92 of 97 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As Good Gets 20 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
OK, let's get this straight. Right here, right now. No messing.

This is one of the best albums you will be likely to hear this year.
(.....or next year, or in the coming decade, come to that).

'My One and Only Thrill' is the real deal.

Universal/Verve have thrown a whole lot of moolah at this production and
Ms Gardot hasn't wasted a cent. Gold begets gold here in every way.

As if this brave young woman's voice were not enough, Mr Klein's
loving and masterful production, Mr Prendergast's exquisite musical
direction and Mr Mendoza's phenomenal string arrangements raise
the twelve songs in this collection to heights rarely achievable in any
composer/performer's career.

The voice. Oh my, my, what a voice we have on show here!

Warm, dark, expressive, playful. An utterly gorgeous instrument.

The writing is steadfastly and consistently inspired. Many of these songs
could have been written at any time during the past half-century but
never for a moment are they anachronistic or derivative.
They burst into our world fresh and fully formed, crammed with subtle
and elusive musical ideas.

The gentle gospel soul of 'Who Will Comfort Me' and the sublime slow
blues of 'Your Heart Is As Black As Night' display a completely assured
grasp of both genres.

'Our Love Is Easy' is a blissful threnody, brimful of whistful passion.

'My One and Only Thrill' is a fragile masterwork whose heartrending melody
and haunting orchestration could not fail to bring hope and affirmation
to anyone who has ever had even the smallest experience of true love.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare talent 17 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
Melody's music is something special - her voice, her style, her wonderful melodies and lyrics, and the understated genius of her songs combine to make music that you can happily listen to forever.

Her previous album was excellent, but this one is outstanding, every track a gem. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A-Maze-Zing 9 July 2010
By acc11
Format:Audio CD
I heard Melody Gardot first on Jazz Fm and was drawn by her perfect phrasing. How anyone can compare her to Norah is beyond me - Melody surpasses most of her peers with her own songs, beautiful arrangements and amazing mellow voice.
This CD is perfect for chilled evenings either with friends or someone special. Her voice is unique, her words are so true. Having heard her live this album shows a insight to the warmth, emotion and passion she brings to each song. When you listen to some of the songs like "One and Only thrill", and "Deep within the corners of my mind" I challenge you not to feel some emotion, a tug on your heart. The bonus CD is good for "Love me like a river does" which is on worrisome heart her earlier album. I believe that this CD is years to come will be known as a classic. If you do not have this album you are truly missing out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just fantastic!!! 25 Mar 2009
By Woofit
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
What can I say? After the justified success of the 'Worrisome Heart' album Melody Gardot has scaled the heights with, what will be, the best album of 2009 and might even be among the best of the decade. The sparse instrumentation, augmented with sumptuous string arrangements, gives much of the album a haunting beauty that stays with you long after the album ends. The truly gorgeous title track is, for me, the stand out on the album, but only because it deserves an unavailable sixth star amongst the bevy of five star tracks gathered on this CD. Buy it now as you are going to be missing an all time classic from your music collection without it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars our love is easy. 29 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Melody on the BBCs "Later With Joools..." and have been a huge fan since. She reminded me of a UK jazz threesome from the 1980s called Carmel, except Melody has a bigger band behind her at times! Her vocals are amazing, haunting, and passionate all at once, and the lyrical content of some of her work is truly reflective and heart felt. When i read of her journey to get to where she is now and from where she started, reminded me of Mexicos' Frieda Kahlo, that something so potentually tragic, could become so powerfully fulfilling. The 2 cd version has "live" content although the audience seems to have been added on at a later date, but don't let that put you off from a superb vocal and musical arrangement. Definately recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars just as great as I imagined after seeing this talented beautiful...
just as great as I imagined after seeing this talented beautiful singer on tv well pleased hope to get to see her in a live performance sometime soon
Published 7 days ago by anne donovan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good easy listening
Good easy listening music. There is nothing out of the ordinary or special here. No number 1 hits or a million pound selling record. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AM Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars What a surprise
I had never heard of her but this is an amazing album, highly recommended. Her voice transfixes you and you are drawn from track to track
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Melody Gardot - My one and only thrill
I chose this rating because of the credibility of the arist, the ability to perfectly perform and nail this genre and the musical arangement and its perfect production... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Paul Barnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahhhhhhhh...
Heard her (again) on Simon Mayo's "Drive Time" program on BBC Radio 2 - as an intro to Jamie Cullum's 'jazz' show - and remembered why I liked her music so much! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Steve C
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
Really easy listening I purchased this for mother for mothers day and she loves the tracks on this album. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Peter White MA 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars EXTRAORDINARY
My One and Only Thrill
Melody gardot is an American Jazz/Blues singer/songwriter who has proved to all, out of adversity, hope does spring eternal. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Eamonn MacNeill
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice album
I do not remember how I have found this album, may be navigating for music - Jazz in particular, but then it has resulted as expected, very nice to listen moreover the music also... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Massimo
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing sounds with real depth
I have two of Melody Gardot's other albums but this is definitely my favourite. It has a beautiful element of melancholy running through many of its tracks and is really quite... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Al
4.0 out of 5 stars QAULITY OF LISTNING
Majority of tracks very good & ideal evening listening after a long day at work
Also good background music while reading. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Simon Windsor
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