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VINE VOICEon 6 February 2005
Madeleine Peyroux, just the name forecasts a feeling of the French, of someone who has lived life and knows how to sing about it. And, we listen to "Careless Love" and we realize we are listening to someone special who has an innate understanding of how to sing these songs. How can this be when Madeleine is in her late twenties and an American to boot? She is a special find and we intend to keep her.
Madeleine was born in Georgia, but grew up in Paris and New York. She got hooked on French culture and began to sing with street musicians. She learned her craft by listening to the greats and then signing the way she knew best. She was found in a small club in New York and was signed by a major record label.
She loves Billie Holliday, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Edith Piaf. She has a voice of her own, sometimes husky but always dreamy. Larry Klein produced this album, he is known for working with Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin.
The songs on this CD are glorious and each one has its own story.
"Dance Me To The End Of Love" is a love song found on Leonard Cohen's last CD. Great words and music.
'You're Gonna Make me Lonesome When You Go" is one of Bob Dylan's; songs that brings back the image of love and loss.
"Don't Cry Baby and "Careless Love' were sung by Bessie Smith and reminds me of New Orleans and the jazz of life.
"No More" sung by Billie Holiday brings us the reminder of love and tragedy.
"Between the bars" is a tribute to Elliott Smith and his remarkable songs and tragic life.
"Don't Wait Too Long" is an original song with Jesse Harris Jesse Harris helped Norah Jones with her first
successful album.
"J'ai Deux Amours" sung by Josephine Baker in her particular French drama.
"Weary Blues" sung by Hank Williams is a true country flavor.
"I'll Look Around" a Billie Holiday favorite.
"Lonesome Road" has a background of gospel and folk.
"This Is Heaven To Me" gives us a feeling of freedom and life.
Madeleine Peyroux will be a name to be reckoned with. Her voice and timing with her words and music brings us a fresh clear view of life. Wonderful CD and highly recommended. prisrob
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