Multi-Juno Award Winning Chanteuse Returns With First Studio Album In Five Years!
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The multi-awarded and internationally acclaimed Canadian songstress Holly Cole once again presents a conceptually ambitious piece of work with a unifying theme: An intimate collection of songs for the night-time. It's a captivating cycle of songs that delivers additional proof of Holly Cole's unique mastery of song interpretation, this time featuring a theme where she is truly at home. Eleven wonderful tracks for the special time between dusk and dawn.
Supported by musicians Cole recognizes as soul mates and companions, NIGHT
presents a reunion of the original Holly Cole Trio, featuring pianist Aaron
Davis and bassist David Piltch along with co-producer Greg Cohen. The line-up is
completed by Davide DiRenzo (drums), Johnny Johnson (horns), Greg Leisz (lap
steel), Kevin Breit (guitars), Cyro Baptista (percussion) and others.
In trademark Holly Cole fashion, NIGHT crosses different corners of the musical
spectrum from the first focus track, a Bond theme by John Barry (“You Only Live
Twice“), to a Mort Shuman classic (“Viva Las Vegas“) to Tom Waits (“Walk Away“,
“Whistling Past The Graveyard“), Jaques Brel (“If You Go Away”) and Gordon
Lightfoot (“If You Could Read My Mind“). A song by late Sixties/early Seventies
Canadian folk-pop duo The Poppy Family has gently found its way into the
repertoire (“I Thought Of You Again“). All of this is complimented by an
American songwriter/folk classic from the Danny O’Keefe songbook (“Good Time
Charlie’s Got The Blues“), a riveting version of a Captain Beefheart tune (“Love
Lies“), a timeless pop ballad (“I Only Have Eyes For You“) and – a wonderful new
Holly Cole original – “You’ve Got A Secret“.
"When we made this recording the band and I pushed well past normal studio
hours,” said Holly Cole. “We worked deep into the night and journeyed to
unexpected and surprisingly rewarding places. We can’t wait to share it."
Holly Cole’s recording career spans twenty-three years with nine highly
acclaimed full-length studio recordings including the platinum selling hits Girl
Talk (1990) and Don’t Smoke In Bed - which also garnered the 1994 Juno Award for
Best Contemporary Jazz Album - plus the 2004 Juno Award for her album Shade for
Vocal Jazz Recording Of The Year.
• 180g Vinyl
• Gatefold Jacket
• First New Studio Album in 5 Years
Holly Cole, vocals
Aaron Davis, piano
David Piltch, bass
Davide DiRenzo, drums
Johnny Johnson, horns
Greg Leisz, lap steel
Kevin Breit, guitar
Cyro Baptista, percussion
1. You Only Live Twice
2. Walk Away
3. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
4. You've Got A Secret
5. Viva Las Vegas
6. I Only Have Eyes For You
7. I Thought Of You Again
8. Love Lies
9. Whistlin' Past the Graveyard
10. If You Go Away
11. If You Could Read My Mind