Holly Cole - Temptation


Analogue Productions (Blue Note)


Female Vocalists

Product No.:
AAPP 048-45
UPC: 753088004872
In Stock

Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 4
Note: 45 RPM 180 Gram


Holly Cole's Temptation 45 RPM 180-gram 4LP reissue!

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog master tape

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

Old-style tip-on jackets by Stoughton Printing

Housed in a custom slipcase box

Over the past decades, new talents such as Cassandra Wilson, Patricia Barber, and Holly Cole have redefined the world of female jazz vocals. Cole's Temptation, a 1995 Blue Note release, is her musical tribute to the writings of Tom Waits. Besides being a superb audiophile recording (perfect in every production detail, from the rendering of Cole's amazing voice to the incredibly natural sound captured by producer Craig Street's team), this album has garnered kudos for her interpretation of Waits' unique compositions.

How does it get any better? Well, we've cut this edition at 45 RPM! The dead-quiet 4LP set, with the music spread over eight sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately.

Standouts include a catchy version of "Jersey Girl," which made it onto a number of radio playlists, and a rendition of "The Briar and the Rose," brilliantly augmented by the Canadian Brass. Also included are "Take Me Home," "Train Song," "Temptation," "Falling Down," "Invitation to the Blues," "Frank's Theme," "Little Boy Blue," "I Don't Wanna Grow Up," "Tango 'til They're Sore," "The Heart of Saturday Night," "Soldiers Things," "I Want You" and "Good Old World."

Analogue Productions has gone all out for this revealing new reissue. Exquisite sonic detail is captured on this 180-gram Quality Record Pressings 4LP, bringing out the exemplary mastering job for this 45 RPM edition by Bernie Grundman in Los Angeles. Top it off with old-style tip-on jackets by Stoughton Printing, all in a custom slipcase box, and you'll be proud to add this one to your collection.

Side A
1. Take Me Home
2. Train Song
3. Jersey Girl

Side B
1. Temptation
2. Falling Down

Side C
1. Invitation To The Blues
2. Cinny's Waltz
3. Frank's Theme

Side D
1. Little Boy Blue
2. I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Side E
1. Tango Til They're Sore
2. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night

Side F
1. Soldiers Things
2. I Want You
3. Good Old World

Side G
1. The Briar And The Rose
2. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night

Side H
1. Shiver Me Timbers
2. Last Rose Of Summer

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Sublime masterpiece

posted on 09/14/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Gino
It doesn’t get any better than this. Wonderful songs by Tom Waits performed superbly by Holly Cole and her band. Amazing recording. Dead silent and beautifully pressed by QRP.

Is it just my copy?

posted on 04/21/2021
2 Stars
Reviewer: Brad
I’ve come to expect a great deal from Analogue Productions, and they always deliver. Unfortunately, my copy of the 4 disc 45rpm cut of this album is crippled with crackle. Each of the 8 sides have heavy crackle on the lead out, which usually starts within the final song on the side. There are quite a few of the songs that play as advertised, and remind me what this could have been. I have between 100 and 200 AP albums in my library, and they are all great. Except this, which after one play found its place in my garage sale pile.

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