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Friday, February 22, 2013

Madeleine Peyroux "The Blue Room" Album Review & Giveaway


Madeleine Peyroux's vocals have easily been compared to the classic singer Billie Holiday and with good reason too. The award-winning jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist's newest album, The Blue Room has a fabulous mix of sultry, jazzy style that anyone can relax to.

Madeleine and longtime collaborator/legendary producer Larry Klein, re-examine Ray Charles' classic and one of his most controversial albums, Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music. What they created is a sophisticated album rich in strings, pushing the power of Madeleine's vocal capabilities - her melody changes, choices of tone and phrasing. The Blue Room explores new ground, showing that like jazz itself, Madeleine is willing to take new chances - reinterpreting songs with an emotion and depth that can't help but touch the soul.

"I don't want to just do a straight forward cover album" says Madeleine. "When Larry first brought this project to me, I was so moved by what I heard that it truly inspired me to both reinterpret these songs while also merging them with others that I thought fit perfectly."
Wisely, Madeleine felt that the infusion of newer but like-minded material was essential to this project. Gems like Randy Newman's "Guilty", Warren Zevon's "Desperadoes Under The Eaves" and John Hartford's "Gentle On My Mind," prove Madeleine to be an uncanny insightful 'interpreter' with her impeccable choice of material.

All though all of the songs on the album are fantastic, my favorite has to be her rendition of Buddy Holly's song "Changing All Those Changes". The song is upbeat, soulful and fun, everything the original consisted of except with a new jazzy flare.


The Blue Room track listing:
  1. Take These Chains
  2. Bye Bye Love
  3. Changing All Those Changes
  4. Born To Lose
  5. Guilty
  6. Bird On The Wire
  7. I Can't Stop Loving You
  8. Gentle On My Mind
  9. You Dont Know Me
  10. Desperadoes Under the Eaves
The Blue Room officially goes on sale March 5, 2013 and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon or get more info at madeleinepeyroux.com

BONUS:
Send a friend an e-card which includes Madeleine's song "Changing All Those Changes" and be entered to win a signed copy of The Blue Room.

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Giveaway

ONE lucky reader will a copy of Madeleine Peyroux's new album, The Blue Room.

Enter here:
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Giveaway ends on Friday, March 1 @12am (pst). Winner will be chosen at random & contacted via email. If winner doesn't respond within 48 hrs a new winner will be chosen.

(Disclosure: I was provided with a digital copy of the album in order to review. The complimentary giveaway album will be mailed directly to winner by PR company.  I was not monetarily compensated for this post and the views in this post are all mine.) 

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love her voice. Like whoa. Why have I not heard of her before??

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