Jill Barber Fool's Gold LP (Golden Orange Vinyl)
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Translucent Golden Orange Vinyl LP!
What A Voice!!!
This one's for the adults kiddos - no pop here! Jill's sultry vocals seduce and
then grab you and don't let go. You'll want to hear more and more!
“My greatest hope is that it ends up becoming the soundtrack to some perfect
romance, or at the very least a great cocktail party,” says Jill Barber of
her album, "Fool’s Gold".
Jill - aka “Canada’s sweetheart” - is a two-time Juno Award nominee and Montreal
Jazz Fest headliner whose last album hit #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts, and
landed her a national segment with NPR. She has collaborated with Josh Ritter,
Ron Sexsmith, and Kris Kristofferson has called her a “damn good songwriter.”
She also published a children’s book, entitled ‘Music is for Everyone’.
‘Fool’s Gold’ explores every nook of Jill’s musical history: sultry torch songs,
Hank Williams-inspired ballads, an homage to the golden era of the Brill
Building, Motown and beyond.
The lead single “Broken For Good” ventures into the early days of Motown with
its strong backbeat, horns, a driving bass line and immediate pop appeal. She
channels Patsy Cline on "The Careless One," a bittersweet Western, full
of resignation and sorrow. As Jill puts it, "It hurts me to sing it, just a
little. But that’s how I know it is a keeper."
The record was produced in Toronto by longtime collaborators and bandmates Les
Cooper and Drew Jurecka.
"It has been fascinating to watch the career development of the much-travelled
Jill Barber. We first encountered her as a Halifax-based singer/songwriter with
rootsy leanings, but she is now established as one of our best and most popular
jazz/pop artists. She happily disregards genre barriers, starting lovely new
album Fool's Gold (her sixth full-length) with an r 'n flavoured-tune "Broken
For Good", then moving into jazz and lush retro pop terrain. The fact she writes
her own material helps keep things coherent, while her distinctively sweet and
warm voice is in top shape. Assisting in playing on, writing, arranging and
producing the material are long-time collaborators Drew Jurecka and Les Cooper,
while Steve Dawson co-writes a couple of tunes. Horns, strings and female
backing vocals are all used judiciously to add atmosphere. Golden, yes. Foolish,
no." - Kerry Doole, newcanadianmusic.ca
• Translucent Golden Orange Vinyl LP
1. Broken For Good
2. The Least That She Deserves
3. Let's Call It Love
4. The careless One
5. If Only In My Mind
6. To the Last
7. Lucky In Love
8. Darlin' It Was You
9. Only You
10. If You're Going To Break My Heart