- Audio CD (5 Oct. 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Eureka
- ASIN: B0000A55S6
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Midnight Blue is the stunning new album from Twiggy. Featuring 20 tracks, 17 of which have never before been released including a duet witht Leo Sayer. The package includes an exclusive interview with Twiggy, disscussing the individual sessions alongside memories and anecdotes, and is complimented by photos from Twiggy's own private collection.
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When covering other people's songs, Twiggy manages to give them a distinctive touch while still keeping them recognizable to those familiar with the originals. This is especially the case on the sixties classics including Baby I love you, First cut is the deepest, Ruby Tuesday, Sweet talking guy, Will you still love me tomorrow, Be my baby, Needles and pins and Save the last dance for me (here recorded as a duet with Leo Sayer). I noticed that most of these songs are from the early sixties and I wonder if Twiggy prefers this period, or if these song simply suit Twiggy's voice and style better than songs from later in the sixties. In her notes, Twiggy says that she and her producer spent plenty of time listening to sixties music and considering which songs to record.
Twiggy says she has always been passionate about country and pop music, though country music is only represented by two songs here. Twiggy sings End of the world with very sparse musical backing. The was originally a pop and country hit for Skeeter Davis and was intended for the sixties covers album. Two doors down is a cover of a Dolly Parton song given a pop treatment.
Elsewhere, there are original song including the opening track Stay (with Carly Simon on backing vocals) and I can't talk to you. The title track is based on a Beethoven tune (Pathetique) with contemporary lyrics, in which form it was a European hit for Louise Tucker.
There is plenty of great music here, only a little of which is completely original, but most of it demonstrates Twiggy's ability to sing other people's songs and make them sound fresh and interesting.
Here, her heartfelt renditions of Cat Stevens' 'First Cut Is The Deepest' and The Rolling Stones' 'Ruby Tuesday' will tug away at your heartstrings, and demonstrate how well she can interpret a classic. These two songs were part of an unreleased studio album consisting of Sixties cover songs that Twiggy recorded, but the idea was unfortunately shelved, as were many of the other tracks, recorded between the mid Seventies to Eighties, on this anthology CD. Therefore, 'Midnight Blue' is sort of a 'best of what never was', and if there are still any left-overs which didn't make this compilation's final cut (which I'm sure there will be), I would very much like to hear them.
The other standouts on 'Midnight Blue' include two fabulous originals, the catchy pop track 'Feel Emotion', and the powerful torch-ballad 'Diamond', which were both released as singles in the mid Eighties, but despite the lady making numerous television appearances where she performed each, both of them failed to make it into the charts (although 'Emotion' did in fact reach no.81, but you could hardly call that a 'hit'). I consider this to be a real shame as both of these songs, lushly produced as they are, had great potential. It was their lack of success which probably the reason behind yet another studio album being scrapped, but these two tunes were a lot better than some of the stuff that was setting the charts alight at that time.
Also on board here is the acclaimed singer Carly Simon on the background vocals of the CD's ear-catching opener 'Stay', and the great Leo Sayer, who joins her for a likeable duet of the 1960s pop standard 'Save the Last Dance For Me'.
You can't argue with this talented woman's rich and authentic vocals, and although she did have a top twenty hit single in the 1970s with her cover of Country Joe and the Fish's 'Here I Go Again', along with two bestselling country-pop albums and her own musical TV show, the iconic model with the good voice deserved to have continuing success in the world of music.
The booklet which accompanies the 'Midnight Blue' album, contains some very nice pictures of the photogenic beauty, and a short interview with the lady herself. If you enjoy easy-listening, then I would suggest that you buy this fascinating compilation of pop treasure, because it really is a lovely collection from one of the world's most recognisable female icons.
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "The First Cut Is the Deepest", and a haunting rendition of "End Of the World" are highlights of this album. She also sings an amazingly beautiful duet with Leo Sayer: "Save the Last Dance For Me".
Several new songs showcase that Twiggy is an excellent singer. "Stay" is the perfect opening number with an audible Carly Simon on back-up. Several uptempo songs display Twiggy's capability to perform various genres. "Diamond", "Nervous Tension", "Johnny and Mary" would still be dance hits today. Heartfelt ballads like "I Can't Talk to You" and the sumptuously beautiful "Midnight Blue" round off this wonderful CD. I am in love with this album! Why Twiggy's recordings in the UK have not been released and promoted perplexes me. She is too good to be overlooked. Find out for yourself and order "Midnight Blue" today. I don't easily give an album ***** but this compilation truly deserves a high rating and Twiggy truly deserves recognition as one of England's finest singers. You can find out yourself by purchasing "Midnight Blue". I find it hard not to play it again and again. Twiggy is that good and this album proves it once and for all. She is a great singer and an interpreter of songs.
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