from WASHINGTON, DC
Reviewed on 10/27/2013...
Ms. Peyroux recently passed through town to promote her latest record The Blue Room. The string quartet that accompanied her on stage on a number of songs is not present on this record (which is about a decade older). but her setlist contained several songs from this album: Careless Love, Dance Me To The End Of Love and J'Ai Deux Amours. The moods, tempi and atmospheres on these allow her to sing at her best, always in control and subdued, yet never blurry; blending bluesy melancholy with Parisian musette. Think Tom Waits and Cohen getting a Billie Holiday/Edith Piaf dusting, or vice versa.
On Half The Perfect World she covers Tom Waits's Looking For The Heart of Saturday Night. On show night, band and chanteuse tried to- but never really found the heart of that Thursday night. Even so, there is no better consolation for that than putting on this record when you come home.
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from MEMPHIS, TN
Reviewed on 2/18/2007...
Beautiful voice ... have enjoyed this immensely.
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