The Absolute Sound 40th Anniversary Best Sounding Music!
Holly Cole Gets The Analogue Productions Treatment!
Musical Tribute to the Writings of Tom Waits!
Featuring "Jersey Girl", "Take Me Home" & More!!
Redefining the World of Female Jazz!
Mastered From Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray!
In recent years, new talents such as Cassandra Wilson, Patricia Barber and Holly
Cole have redefined the world of female jazz vocals. Cole's Temptation, a 1995
Blue Note release, is her musical tribute to the writings of Tom Waits.
This record sounds so spontaneous — many of the cuts are first takes, some done
just after a dinner and drinks when everyone was relaxed. There was not a lot of
pre-production on this record, which heightens the spontaneous and genuine feel
of the performances. This album sounds great, at least partially because of the
minimalist approach to the recording.
This album has garnered kudos for Cole's interpretation of Waits' unique
compositions. Standouts include a catchy version of "Jersey Girl," which made it
onto a number of radio playlists, and a rendition of "The Briar and the Rose,"
augmented by the Canadian Brass. Also included are "Take Me Home," "Train Song,"
"Temptation," "Falling Down," "Invitation to the Blues," "Frank's Theme,"
"Little Boy Blue," "I Don't Wanna Grow Up," "Tango 'til They're Sore," "The
Heart of Saturday Night," "Soldier's Things," "I Want You" and "Good Old World."
"On her third American album, Holly Cole turned in a set of Tom Waits songs recorded with an augmented version of her trio; in addition to piano and bass, there are drums and guitar, as well as the occasional contribution from The Canadian Brass and harmonica player Howard Levy. The result puts a welcome twist on the songs, which include numbers from each stage of Waits's career, and reasserts Cole's talent as an interpreter." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
• 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!
• Tribute to the Writings of Tom Waits
• Mastered From Original Analog Tapes by Kevin Gray
1. Take Me Home
2. Train Song
3. Jersey Girl
5. Falling Down
6. Invitation To The Blues
7. Cinny's Waltz
8. Frank's Theme
9. Little Boy Blue
10. I Don't Wanna Grow Up
11. Tango Til They're Sore
12. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
13. Soldiers Things
14. I Want You
15. Good Old World
16. The Briar And The Rose