[ Universal Music / CD ]
Release Date: Thursday 28 March 2013
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Celebrated and Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Madeleine Peyroux reinterprets songs with an emotion and depth that can't help but touch the soul.
Celebrated and Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Madeleine Peyroux presents her inspired new album, 'The Blue Room'. The album is a return to what she is known best for - reinterpreting songs with an emotion and depth that can't help but touch the soul.
'The Blue Room' features Madeleine reinterpreting songs from Ray Charles' seminal album 'Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music', as well as others from legendary artists such as Randy Newman and Leonard Cohen. Released in the summer of 1962, 'Modern Sounds' was a daring album for Charles as it broke the mold of what was expected from him, and in turn, truly represented artistic freedom - something that clearly inspires 'The Blue Room'. Conceived and produced by the legendary Larry Klein, he says, "Ray's cultural landmark of an album has always been a part of me. I have loved this album ever since I can remember and I knew that Madeleine would be the perfect voice to bring it to the forefront again."
The Brooklyn and Paris-bred artist, with a New Orleans pedigree, Peyroux's soulfully piercing voice and eclectic musical mix makes for magnificent story-telling. And that is exactly what each of the songs on The Blue Room does - tell a story - but from her own perspective. Infusing her own vision and reinterpretation of the songs with modern sensibility, Peyroux brings elements of jazz, country and blues into each song, while evoking a depth of emotion and sound of such legends as Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Édith Piaf, and Bob Dylan.
1. Take These Chains
2. Bye Bye Love
3. Changing All Those Changes
4. Born To Lose
6. Bird On The Wire
7. I Can't Stop Loving You
8. Gentle On My Mind
9. You Don't Know Me
10. Desperadoes Under The Eaves