The Holly Cole Trio Don't Smoke In Bed Hybrid Stereo SACD
Holly Cole Gets The Analogue Productions Treatment!
Flat-Out Killer Record! Highly Recommended!
Smoky, Sultry Voice!
Mastered From Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray!
This is a flat-out killer record! Highly recommended. Cole is fabulous, period.
Holly Cole explores a number of styles on this, her second album. Adding pop,
blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz, Cole
demonstrates that not only does she have impeccable taste, but she has the
talent to make all of the material sound convincing. On "Get Out Of Town,"
pianist Aaron Davis gets up while playing and places one of his hands over the
piano string while continuing to play with the other. This damped-string effect
is an extremely interesting counterpoint to Cole's idiosyncratic, sexy style.
This is an all-time audiophile favorite.
Holly Cole's smoky voice is sultry, yet she's ironically humorous and candid
while reshaping traditional standards and pop classics. She is one of the
world's most alluring and talented vocalists, with an interpretive range that
delves deeply into jazz standards and modern pop. Her 1993 release, Don’t Smoke
In Bed has always been praised for it’s excellent sound. The Holly Cole Trio was
experimenting with pop elements by the time they recorded this memorable
release. The trio's rendition of Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" became a
crossover hit and highlighted the group's changing direction.
"...David Was produced Don’t Smoke in Bed in a straightforward, uncluttered
manner that focused cleanly on Cole’s voice and let the subtle contributions of
her primary accompanists, pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch, come
through. The Toshiba CD sounds very good..., but Kevin Gray has remastered the
recording at Coherent Audio for a new two-channel SACD/CD (Analogue Productions
CAPP 049 SA), and the music now flows more effortlessly because Gray has given
it more room to stretch out.
"Piltch’s bass in the opening of “I Can See Clearly Now” is more commanding on
the SACD’s DSD tracks; I can now hear the vibration of the strings. The
accompanying percussion is set off more distinctly and is easier to place in
relation to the bass. Cole’s voice is farther out into the room, and the touch
of reverb added to it is clearer, which gives it more body. When Davis enters,
his piano rings out and the notes sustain longer. The notes of his solo are more
sharply etched, as are Piltch’s bass lines. On the original CD, the strings that
enhance the song as the arrangement builds crowd the soundstage, while on the
SACD Gray gives all the instruments and Cole more room, so the strings seem more
integrated into the fabric of the recording." -- Joseph Taylor, SoundStage Hi-Fi,
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered From Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray
Holly Cole, vocals
Aaron Davis, piano
Davd Piltch, bass
Joe Henderson, tenor saxophonist (6)
David Lindley, steel guitar (2)
1. I Can See Clearly Now
2. Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart
3. Get Out of Town
4. So and So
5. The Tennessee Waltz
6. Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday
7. Blame It On My Youth
8. Ev'rything I've Got
9. Je Ne T'Aime Pas
10. Cry (If You Want To)
11. Que Sera Sera
12. Don't Smoke in Bed