Holly Cole Trio - Don't Smoke In Bed


Analogue Productions


Female Vocalists

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AAPP 049-45
UPC: 753088004971
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

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180 Gram Vinyl Record

Now on 45 RPM 2LP for ultimate cartridge tracking and detailed sound reproduction!

Multiple styles displayed on Holly Cole's 1993 sophomore album

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original master tapes

Plating and 200-gram vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings!

Old-style gatefold tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing

Holly Cole brings her own dimension to the tradition of cabaret, a strong voice that's still capable of nuance, an ear for quirky repertoire, and a light touch that keeps some of these performances floating just at the edge of irony.

On her second album, 1993's Don't Smoke in Bed, Cole explores varied musical styles, adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz. It's a favorite of ours, which is why for this Analogue Productions reissue we've given it the reissue treatment it deserves. Bernie Grundman did the mastering and cut the lacquers at 45 RPM, from the original analog tapes, at his Los Angeles studio, giving this release a spectacular foundation. Plating and pressing on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl was done by Gary Salstrom and crew at Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest-sounding LPs. Lastly we wrapped up the whole package in a premium gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing. There's nothing but aces in this smokin' hot reissue and the quality shines through. 

Holly's delivery of more traditional fare shines on Cole Porter's witty "Get Out of Town" and Kurt Weill's torchy "Je Ne T'aime Pas," while she brings clarity, power, and anthemic passion to the surprising treatment of Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now." She's generally well supported in this intimate set by pianist Aaron Davis and bassist Davd Piltch, while there's sparing and effective use of strings. There are fine guest spots by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, on "Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday," and David Lindley, whose steel guitar contributes to the strange country music of "Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart."

1. I Can See Clearly Now
2. Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart
3. Get Out Of Town
4. So and So
5. The Tennessee Waltz
6. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
7. Blame It On My Youth
8. Ev'rything I've Got
9. Je Ne T'Aime Pas
10. Cry (If you Want To)
11. Que Sera Sera
12. Don't Smoke In Bed

Customer Reviews (4.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

This is one is good

posted on 10/03/2023
4 Stars
Opposite to the Temptation 4x45 this one shines not only thru the music and the sound but also in the pressing quality. Still, not as quiet and flat as I would expect it but somewhat worth the 100 USD in current European retail.

Fantastic release!!!

posted on 01/28/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: joey1127
I originally had the Classic Records release which was decent. In 2019, I bought the AP 45RPM release and fell in love with it, the best version to date. However, my copy got damaged last year and had to be replaced so here I am, getting another copy and it's just as perfect as the one I got back in 2019. Good to see consistent quality from AP. This version blows the Classic Records release out the water.

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