by Rudy (at Record Collector Guide)
I admit to not being a huge fan of Diana Krall's albums (which sometimes have a bit of sameness to them), but there was something magical about this record that I first heard on CD, and then SACD, many years ago. Was it Claus Ogerman's notoriously lush orchestrations? The understated backing music? The selection of torch songs? Krall's smokey late-night voice whispering in my ears? Whatever is in the secret sauce, I dug it then and now. And to hear it on well-pressed 45RPM vinyl is a real treat, being even more smooth and lush than the SACD. (Although the album in surround sound wraps the listener in a warm fuzzy blanket!) The only thing I question is this was pressed from presumably analog tapes, and I would have thought this was purely a digital recording. Not that it takes anything away from the sonics (this is a wonderful sounding release!), but makes me wonder about the source. Regardless, I'd grab this ORG pressing before it sells out if you are a fan of Diana Krall's.