sábado, 5 de septiembre de 2009

·"Dreamland" - Madeleine Peyroux

Long before there was Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux stumbled off the streets of Paris into the hearts, minds, and souls of music afficianados worldwide with Dreamland. I owe it to a surprisingly "musically taste-inclined" office mate of mine for turning me on to Peyroux. You will find yourself doing a double take on Peyroux's album pictures since her voice is way beyond her age. It is the sound of aged hard earned wisdom and smokey resonance. Peyroux was a 22-year old when she made this album. "La Vie en Rose," is a wonderful take on Edith Piaf and all that is lacking is the scratchy sound of a needle passing over ridges of vinyl. Peyroux is infinitely listenable. Her music is of the mood sweeping timeless. You wonder if she has her own voice or if the whole act isn't a send-up of Holliday imitation, but as you explore the liner notes there are some beautiful Peyroux penned acoustic blues numbers that will turn you into a believer. Even if it does sound too much like Billie Holliday...that's not a bad thing. You will find yourself not caring and just caught up in the music. Dreamland is the first album by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux; it was released in 1996.



01- Walkin' After Midnight
02- Hey Sweet Man
03- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
04- [Getting Some] Fun Out Of Life
05- La Vie En Rose
06- Always A Use
07- A Prayer
08- Muddy Water
09- Was I?
10- Dreamland
11- Reckless Blues
12- Lovesick Blues

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