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The Road Less Travelled

8 Mar 2006 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 2003
  • Label: Candid Productions
  • Copyright: 2003 Candid Productions Ltd.
  • Total Length: 53:11
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  • ASIN: B001RSDBI2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,294 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. B. Ager on 28 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
Having bought and been thoroughly impressed with Clare's latest album "Don't Talk", I thought I should investigate some of her back catalogue "before she woz famous", and from this one I can certainly see why she was snapped up by major label Sony.
Content here is more the swinging jazz style, with a romp through Johnny Mercer's "Dream" setting the tone from the start. There's no big band, though; backing comes from her regular group of six musicians, all given their chance to shine individually along the way. Clare's voice is beautiful, smooth and low, with more than a hint of Peggy Lee's phrasing, and by turn swinging, emotive, joyous and powerful, just rightly as each track demands. She even tries a little scat, of which I'm normally no great fan, on Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies", and it's brilliant, as a one-off.
The Great American Songbook is duly raided for most of the tracks, the one slightly less familiar amongst these being "Something I Dreamed Last Night", a bluesy ballad previously aired only by Anita O'Day and Marlene Dietrich, which Clare gives just the right, contrasting, laid-back treatment of. She also gives us a dreamy, late night version of "What A Difference A Day Made", certainly a nice change to some over-excited attacks on this song elsewhere.
Two of her own compositions are included, one after the other. "So Blue" is a haunting torch song in the mould of Kay Starr or Patsy Cline; "The Road Less Travelled" is more uptempo, with a groovy 60s lounge feel, the only drawback being Jamie Cullum's added vocal - any pretentions that the man can sing are blown away right here next to Clare's golden tone. Nevertheless, these two songs show that she can certainly write.
Sound and production are handled by much the same team as on her new album.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Faulks on 3 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
I heard Clare Teal on the radio a few weeks ago and thought that she had a lovely voice then. I bought this album last saturday and I just can't stop playing it. Her voice is so lush it's like an audio version of chocolate. I love the upbeat songs, but it's the slow ballads that really really show off her vocals. I'm not a jazz specialist and i didn't even think i liked jazz very much but i'm going to get her other albums as soon as I can. An excellent record.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Simon Walton on 17 Sep 2003
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Clare Teal has been one of those artists that simply has failed to disappoint with each record she has released. I have been lucky enough to see her perform live and I can assure you that she is every bit as wonderful in "reality" as she is on record. Her new album "The Road Less Travelled" captures her every breath perfectly. Her range is astounding on this album, even more than the beautiful "Orsino's Songs". The album starts with Johnny Mercer's "Dream" (the best arrangement I have ever heard of this song by the way) and then it's straight into one of Clare's original compositions "So Blue". "So Blue" is a fitting tribute to the style of Patsy Cline and really shows off Clare's vocals. It's almost country in some places, but never crosses the line from tribute to pastiche. Then there is the awesome title track, a very powerful and intricate duet with Jamie Cullum..and again, a Clare Teal/Amanda Field original composition. Other outstanding performances on this album have to be "Something I Dreamed Last Night" which Clare sings so softly and clearly you can't help be be totally caught up in the emotions of the words and "Teach Me Tonight" that features a stunning guitar solo from Nils Solberg along with a very subtle but enhancing Hammond Organ part played by Simon Wallace. I really can't recommend this album enough, there is not one song that lets it down. "Clare Teal" a mark of real jazz quality!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By James Phelps on 3 Mar 2004
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From start to finish this album is simply wonderful. I love everything about it. Clare Teal has a beautiful rich voice which seemlessly envelops it'self beautifully around the words and melodies. Real listening pleasure. Favourite songs are 'So Blue', 'The Road Less Travelled' and 'Miss Otis Regrets'. There are so many different levels but the voice is the key element. If you enjoy Peggy Lee and Julie London then you will adore this inspirational album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 3 April 2009
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Taking its title from one of the two original songs co-written by Clare, the album features a cover showing Clare by the side of what looks at first glance like a country lane, but might well have once been the track-bed of a railway line, because it is so straight. The title track is actually a duet with Jamie Cullum, a singer who Clare helped on his own way to stardom. The other song co-written by Clare is So blue, which is a plaintive ballad. As on her previous album, this one includes the lyrics to her original songs, but not to any of the oldies.

The remaining tracks are drawn from the first half of the twentieth century. I didn't recognize all the titles at first glance, which is good because they are all great songs. Something I dreamed last night (a cover of a song once recorded by Anita O'Day, though not a hit for her) and Velvet moon (a huge instrumental hit for Harry James) are particularly welcome. If you've heard the hit version of Velvet moon and wondered what the song was about, you can hear Clare's wonderful vocal version here.

More familiar fare can be found in Clare's covers of Dream, Blue skies, Miss Otis regrets, What a difference a day makes, Teach me tonight and I'm beginning to see the light, on which Clare sounds as good as ever. Yet there are likely to be plenty of people, just beginning to discover the delights of jazz and old-time music, for whom this album may be the first time they hear these songs; after all, everybody has to start somewhere and you aren`t likely to hear any of these songs on mainstream pop radio these days.

Clare Teal is one of Britain's finest jazz singers and this album provides an excellent sampling of her work. She deserves all the success that she is now enjoying.
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