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An unexpected treat,
This review is from: Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor (Audio CD)I took a risk on this album after I heard a snippet of "That Man" on the radio and loved the sound. I didn't regret it at all. It's a hugely enjoyable album with a 30s and 40s swing sound (and hints of the Andrews Sisters) combined with 2010 production. Caro Emerald is a really good singer and she gives very good material a real sparkle. There is an excellent brass section, a fine keyboard player and terrific rhythm sound from percussion, guitar and double bass, with the addition of a bit of synth and scratching. I'm not a fan of scratching at all, but it isn't obtrusive and works really well here. The overall effect is irresistible from smoky ballads to swing numbers you just can't sit still to.
This was a real departure for me, but I'm delighted that I've discovered it. If in doubt, my advice is to buy it - it's a classy, joyous treat.
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Initial post: 9 Sep 2011 08:33:16 BDT
A Simpson says:
I too heard "That Man" on the radio and have tracked down the artist. Thanks to your superb review I will be buying this too.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2011 07:36:20 BDT
Sid Nuncius says:
I'm glad you found the review helpful, Mr/Ms Simpson. I'm sure you'll enjoy the album - it's a cracker!
Thanks for taking the trouble to post.
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