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Sing to the Moon [VINYL]

Laura Mvula Vinyl
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Described as “The voice of 2013” by The Evening Standard, the classically trained, singer-songwriter’s music fuses orchestral soul with velvety harmonies and emotional vocals giving nods to Nina Simone, George Gershwin and Björk amongst others.

A graduate from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a degree in composition, the 26-year-old is a unique collison of her ... Read more in Amazon's Laura Mvula Store

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  • Vinyl (6 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Rca
  • ASIN: B00BX8685Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,491 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Like the Morning Dew
2. Make Me Lovely
3. Green Garden
4. Can't Live With The World
Disc: 2
1. Is There Anybody Out There?
2. Father Father
3. That's Alright
Disc: 3
1. She
2. I Don't Know What The Weather Will Be
3. Sing to the Moon
Disc: 4
1. Flying Without You
2. Diamonds
3. Jump Right Out
4. Something Out of the Blue

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than Alright 23 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Emerging with She EP, Laura Mvulas debut album Sing To The Moon has been highly anticipated by critics. Singer/songwriters are hardly a rarity in this day and age however Mvula brings something new to the table which really makes her stand out from the crowd. She quickly proves she is not yet another Amy Winehouse clone, going on further to make a distinctive sound you'll yearn for more of.

Opener Like The Morning Dew sets the tone perfectly: gentle vocals with epic orchestration to match. Layers of harmony overlay each other to create a track which rewards further listening. Make Me Lovely has a sharp parallel between the chorus and verse: one grand and powerful, the other minimalistic and shy. Lead Single Green Garden adopts a slightly lighter tone picking up the pace a bit.

Mvula goes on to prove she has it all when it comes to writing. Can't Live With The World is slow and long without inducing sleep, That's alright harkens back to the soul music which she was originally recognised for, She has a simple base but builds up into something far more complex. Even I Don't Know What The Whether Will Be conceals a hidden message, a running theme behind the whole album structure.

I would go as far to say that I only have one complaint, which comes in the form of Diamonds. Even now with several plays I can't remember anything about it and makes a strikingly poor end to an album. Definitely worth buying and look out for Laura Mvula has the year goes on...
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Laura Mvula - An uplifting soul vision 4 Mar 2013
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Laura Mvula is a new and prodigious talent from Birmingham who would be well advised to demand a recount from the BBC's poll the Sound of 2013. Here she finished fourth behind the rather average American band Haim. On the evidence of this debut album "Sing to the Moon" she was robbed. Mvula arrives in the most crowded of musical fields and the key to success here is the ability to present extra dimensions in terms of both singing and song writing, She is probably fed up already with comparisons to Nina Simone but they do echo throughout this record which is one of the reasons that why parts of it are so special. Some of the music on here has already been previewed in her earlier EP "She" released in November last year yet they fit wonderfully into the context of this debut when we witness Laura Mvula's talent in the round. Opener "Like the morning dew" is a case in point. It opens with a wall of voices alia the Beach Boys and then moves into a tender ballad where Mvula's phrasing and vocals are exemplary. It is on "Green Garden" where the Simone comparison is perhaps most obvious not least with the "Sinnerman" style hand claps in the background and the almost spoken vocal. It is nonetheless a great R & B song which deserves its rightful status as a sparkling single. Other songs like the aching ballad "Can't live with the world" and the joyous almost Pet Sounds sounding "Is there anybody out there" show the foundations for an incredible talent. It is a contest however between "Father Father" and "She" which vie for the albums best track. The former is a sublime jazzy piano ballad which will replay repeated listens. "She" alternatively has the edge with it wonderful melody, superb backing and a timeless quality. Read more ›
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly different from all the rest. 10 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard Laura I was instantly captivated. This is not genre music. This is timeless. These are intelligently written songs with inspirations drawn from many sources. People have been saying what a great new soul artist etc etc. I'm sorry but I don`t hear soul music here. I do hear a fantastic voice singing FROM her soul. The songs themselves are mostly fairly low key with minimal instrumentation and the voice is sublime. Listen to those perfect harmonies, drawn from Beach Boys Pet Sounds. What, I hear you say? Well don't let that put you off - this is NOT Beach Boy stuff. Just listen and be entranced. There are jazzy influences, bluesy influences, gospel influences, pop, and yes a bit of soul is in there too.
Most of all it's just beautiful music you can't ignore. Miles from the constant drivel that is churned out daily. Music that will last.
Check out YouTube for her live performances. There's some talent in her band as well.
It's already been said but I'm saying it again - this girl is the one to watch.
Laura, all i have to say to YOU is this - stay true to what you are doing now. Don`t let the industry taint you.
People, get this album or miss out on something wonderful.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Achingly beautiful 4 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
I by chance happened to notice at the turn of the year that Laura Mvula was in line for sound of 2013 and, having read what she was supposedly about (Billie Holliday meets the Beach Boys), I was intrigued enough to research further via You Tube. I was hugely impressed by what I heard and saw and have eagerly awaited today's release of "Sing To The Moon" ever since. I'm thrilled to report that I am not disappointed. This is a truly magnificent debut; so refreshing a contrast from the bland parade of mega selling singer/songwriters who clog the airwaves with their lovelorn four chord wonders (yawn). I name no names, you know who they are. Laura offers something so different, so sumptious, it is hard to know where to start describing it. Think of a very adventurous Sade merged with the multi layered vocals of the underrated Judy Tzuke perhaps, or go back further across the Atlantic to remember the dense & complex structures of Laura Nyro's "New York Tendaberry" or Joni Mitchell circa "Hissing Of Summer Lawns". Very often it's also easy to fantasise that this is what the result might have been if Brian Wilson at his "Pet Sounds" peak had produced Nina Simone or indeed the aforementioned Billie Holliday. The choral vocals & beautifully constructed orchestral arrangements create a sonic wonder that leave one's spine tingling long after the final track (possibly the lovliest of them all, "Diamonds") has ended. I will not go into detail about the individual songs, but merely state that there isn't a bad track amongst the twelve on this CD. I'm well into my 50s & not easily impressed by new music, but this 26 year old has well & truly restored my faith and there is always hope. If you love sophisticated, beautiful & sensitive music that is astonishingly well crafted & performed, this glorious album is for you.
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