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Will make you happy!
on 10 February 2008
I was lucky enough to hear a review copy of this album, which is the best yet from Clare Teal. She has returned to her jazz roots but has grown since her encounter with more mainstream pop, with an even richer voice and interpretations. Here, her versions of the classics - Cheek to Cheek, Begin the Beguine, Time after Time, the seldom-heard Love for Sale and the title song etc. - bring something fresh each time so that they become unmistakably hers, whilst not being twiddled with unnecessarily! The covers of the "newer" classics - Moondance, Breaking up etc - again are interpreted so that they become new again and the three new songs (All for love, released as a single, Get on It Sam and High Love) are surely destined to become classics and covered in their own right.
It's a beautifully balanced album in every way and the backing trio and vocalists (her "Exceedingly Good Musicians"!) both support her and add their own individual and joint contributions to make a very satisfying whole.
This is an album which can only burnish Clare's reputation even more - I can't recommend it too highly!