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When Love Goes Wrong
Various Artists
When Love Goes Wrong
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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If Coltrane for Lovers and Miles Davis's Love Songs seem indicative of jazz's only comments on amorous passion, then When Love Goes Wrong is a doleful, refreshing wake-up call. The compilation, which focuses exclusively on...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: When Love Goes Wrong
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Umvd Labels
Release Date: 1/28/2003
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Jazz, Cabaret, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 044006532820, 0044006532820

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If Coltrane for Lovers and Miles Davis's Love Songs seem indicative of jazz's only comments on amorous passion, then When Love Goes Wrong is a doleful, refreshing wake-up call. The compilation, which focuses exclusively on vocal cuts, starts with the packaging--a faux-1950s jilted-love-turned-to-crime scene--and continues with searing, lost-love pathos from those who knew it intimately. There's late-period Billie Holiday--all husked-out as she sings "Broken Hearted Blues"--and pristine 1964 Chet Baker on "Born to Be Blue" to open the set. And the stars keep coming out: Johnny Hartman, also from 1964; Ella Fitzgerald pining elegantly from the The Irving Berlin Songbooks in 1958; and the Velvet Fog himself, Mel Torme, darkly crooning with Marty Paich on the uncharacteristically noirish "Gloomy Sunday." Oddly, this cleaved-heart tour is ultimately romantic--gimmicky theme aside--full of lavishly emotive lyrical performances and scything instrumental passages that reach justly for those vocal emotions. Love might be right, and this would still be a grand listen. --Andrew Bartlett

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MilesColtrane | New York, NY USA | 02/17/2003
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"If you're down and out, missing someone ....here's the perfect CD for your mood. Sometimes you want to wallow in your misery and not be cheered up....here ya go"