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The Changing Lights

Stacey Kent Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Jazz
  • ASIN: B00E0F9J44
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,004 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. This Happy Madness 5:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Summer We Crossed Europe In The Rain 5:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. One Note Samba [Samba De Uma Nota So] 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. The Changing Lights 6:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. How Insensitive 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. O Bêbado E A Equilibrista / Smile 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Like A Lover 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Face I Love 4:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. A Tarde 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Chanson Légère 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 


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4.7 out of 5 stars
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So beautifully sung 13 Oct 2013
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This is a collection of beautiful songs. The covers are carefully chosen and the originals have great melodies and clever, incisive lyrics. The arrangements are tasteful and the instrumental playing is sensitive and very professional.

But it's Stacey Kent's singing that turns this from a good jazz album into a great one: she is SO good at this. Her diction is absolutely perfect - you can hear every word clearly - and her intonation (tuning) is spot-on. Listen to her articulation of the quick passages in One Note Samba - it's very difficult to produce the words so accurately and still sing all the correct notes, but she does it beautifully. On top of it all she manages to inject just the right amount of emotion into every song - no over-the-top histrionics here, but neither is it ever dry and dull. It's just perfect.

Stacey Kent is not just a singer, she's a seriously good musician. Any aspiring young jazz singers - or any singers, for that matter - should study her technique.

I can't recommend this highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweetest ever 25 July 2014
By robsure
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I own almost all Stacey Kent's albums and this is possibly my least favourite. However her voice is sweeter than ever on this recording. The first five songs are pure magic maybe the choice of material after that is questionable but with her voice and some excellent arrangements it is excusable. A wonderful vocalist.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerising 29 Oct 2013
By ACB (swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Stacey Kent's latest recording again demonstrates her vocal mastery. The immaculate intonation, timing and diction are flawless to the point of sheer purity. Her voice becomes an instrument with impeccable clarity and minimal vibrato. Her focus on this album is largely Latin numbers switching English with clever changes into Portuguese, and French imperceptibly. There are covers of bossa nova numbers from Tom Jobim and two songs written by novelist and lyricist Kashou Ishiguro; namely the title song 'Changing Lights', a sublime number, and 'The Summer We Crossed Europe' a story gracefully sung by Ms Kent. 'Waiter, Oh Waiter' is a neat request for help in choosing from a foreign menu. 'How Insensitive' is quite the opposite. The Brazilian 'One Note Samba' is a difficult number to handle at such pace with the short-spaced almost staccato notes; Stacey effortlessly takes the scale runs in her stride.

The arrangements and accompaniment of husband Jim Tomlinson are outstanding. The rhythm section is wonderfully subtle with particular praise for the percussionists, pianist Graham Harvey and the Latino guitarists' phrasing. However, this is Stacey Kent's record first and foremost; impressive and top class. Highly recommended.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap imports alert. 6 July 2014
By KC Lee
Format:Audio CD
Paid good money, received a cheap south american import. I've seen pirated CDs made better. Utterly disappointing. Careful who you buy your CDs from.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stacey just keeps on producing the goods 12 Oct 2013
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Stacey's last studio album, 'Raconte-moi', was a massive risk which paid off in spades. Let's face it, releasing an album which only contains songs sung in French was a very brave thing to do. How many other musicians at the height of their careers, jazz or otherwise, would do such a thing? But 'Raconte-moi' is a beautiful album & is one of my favourites from 2010. So just when I thought Stacey had released the perfect album out she comes with yet another: 'The Changing Lights'. What I love about this, her tenth, album is the return of the Stacey Kent, Jim Tomlinson, Kazuo Ishiguro partnership. They first collaborated on Stacey's wonderful 2007 album, 'Breakfast on the Morning Tram'. And on 'The Changing Lights' Stacey's crystal vocals, Jim's beautiful arrangements, and Kazuo's narrative-style lyrics are a joy to behold on tracks such as 'The Summer We Crossed Europe In The Rain' and 'The Changing Lights'. "The Changing Lights' has now replaced 'Breakfast on the Morning Tram' as my favourite Stacey Kent track. Yes, it is that good.

I recently went to see Stacey at Ronnie Scott's in London. It was a fabulous night. Stacey has such a great band of musicians backing her and the camaraderie amongst them was a joy to behold. Long may it continue to produce excellent albums such as this.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of My Favorite Stacey Kent CD's 29 Sep 2013
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I have seen Stacey a couple of times in Newbury, and really like her music, especially the more swingy numbers. My favorites on this album are One Note Samba, and Waiter, Oh Waiter. Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chill out tunes 26 Sep 2013
By Mike W
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I am new to Stacey Kent and bought the CD after hearing a track on the radio. It did not disappoint.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stacey Kent's unique brand of poetry and music 3 Jan 2014
By J. Scott-mandeville VINE VOICE
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I love Stacey Kent's blend of almost-monologue delivery of some of her songs, which I first heard on the album 'Breakfast on the Morning Train' and which she develops more fully here. Her command of European vernacular widens to include Spanish songs as well as French (at which she also excels) and this album is a lovely combination of all the strengths and originality of Stacey's approach to what is partly jazz, partly classic popular, with the European overtones which make her renditions extra special. A thoroughly enjoyable album to be relished in the quiet of the library or music room (or corner of the sitting room, away from distraction). Not recommended for the car as its subtle and low delivery is spoilt by engine noise. Listen alone and enjoy a unique relationship with this unique singer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Excellent, great value.
Published 14 hours ago by P. Dacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
We discovered Stacey Kent when we won complementary tickets to a show and have been fans ever since. Pure delight.
Published 6 months ago by j m betteridge
5.0 out of 5 stars The voice of another angel
As always Stacey has provided us with absolute musical pleasure, glad to see you are now recovered.
We remember that memorable evening a few years ago at the Pizza Express in... Read more
Published 6 months ago by RKR WD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great dvd
Another great listening experience for any fan of Stacey Kent. It's a good buy and I would certainly recommend it.
Published 8 months ago by Cordelia
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant as usual
This is one of my favourite albums of the year from the best voice in the world. Stacey makes singing sound so effortless, and this is a collection of songs, some written by her... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tony Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
There is hardly a better singer in this genre than Stacey Kent and the range of material she now sings, in different languages is so impressive. I love the songs by Kasuo ishiguo!
Published 9 months ago by nickjhunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Stacey does it again!
The ease with which Stacey sings complex songs, her impeccable diction and the gentle jazz arrangements make this a beautiful addition to her portfolio. Brilliant and thank you!
Published 9 months ago by Charles Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen & enjoy.
Stacey Kent is a recent addition to my CD collection although I have been aware of her for a while. This is the fourth album of hers I now own & I couldn't be happier. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Andrew Aitken
5.0 out of 5 stars That's Lady Kent to you!!
This is a wonderfull Album.
I love SK and Jim Tomlinson. Even had the please of meeting them both on a couple of occassions. Read more
Published 10 months ago by MR D A STEADMAN
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