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Bare Bones
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HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERon 20 January 2011
Madeleine Peyroux's fourth album is a bit of a departure from her previous work in that for the first time she really starts to trust her own songwriting ability rather than reinterpreting other people's work. Her three previous albums (Dreamland, Careless Love and Half A Perfect World) were made up mainly of covers, of everything from Johnny Mercer to Leonard Cohen. They were superb and well worth a listen.

So, how does her own material fare in copmparison? Well, manages to stand up by itself. The songs are well written tales of love, loss and heartache with some lovely lyrics and simple yet effective backing. The style and tone is unchanged, a bluesey, jazzy sound with a voice that bears favourable comparison to Billie Holliday. The backing arrangements are spare and unobtrusive, putting the beautiful voice with its tales to tell at the centre of the stage.

It's a beautiful slow album that will burn to your souls. Highly recommended, as are all of Peyroux's earlier albums)
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on 4 May 2009
I saw MP in concert in Liverpool late April, and bought the CD in the foyer at an inflated price just because I enjoyed the concert so much. Interestingly, MP seemed to want more back from the audience, but the songs she sang (mostly her own) and the introspctive tone with lyrics to listen to didn't need footstamping or whistling. The quiet attention and appreciate applause was testament enough to a superb concert. Thank you MP!

I haven't stopped listening to the album since! It's so, so good. Favourite tracks "River of Tears" and "Our Lady of Pigalle". Best album yet, and the move into her own songs augurs well for a brilliant future. One thing that really gets me is the cleverness of the writing - words and music sometimes seem to be out of sync, but the way she slides the end of a line into the next is really distinctive and grabs the attention.
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on 10 April 2018
It's growing on me
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on 18 February 2013
The best smokey jazz singer, in my opinion, around today. Late night jazz clubs with this relaxed singing, an ideal way to relax!
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on 14 May 2009
Her she is singing her own work which has been beautifully arranged. Good mix of songs which show her to be a beautiful singer and talented song writer. Top muscians complete the package. Best album yet !
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on 19 June 2015
great as expected
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on 7 July 2013
Another good selection from this excellent performer. This is my fourth album of Madeline Peyroux and lives up to expectations.
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on 6 August 2013
another great collection of Songs from ms Peyroux ,never fails to entertain ,another for my Collection ,this Lady is the Tops and only gets Better all the Time keep them coming
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on 21 May 2015
A good Peyroux album. Mellow and laid back listening. If you like 'The Blue Room and Careless love then this is for you.
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on 14 September 2014
Fabulous.
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