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Holly Cole - Temptation


Analogue Productions


Female Vocalists

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DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

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45 RPM Vinyl Record
200 Gram Vinyl Record

Total download size: 2.66GB

Cover art and liner notes included

Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray.

Over the past decade, 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.

This album sounds so spontaneous — many of the cuts are first takes, some done just after a dinner and drinks when everyone was relaxed. There was not a lot of pre-production on this record, which heightens the spontaneous and genuine feel of the performances. This album sounds great, at least partially because of the minimalist approach to the recording.

This album has garnered kudos for Cole's interpretation of Waits' unique compositions. 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," 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," "Soldier's Things," "I Want You" and "Good Old World."

1. Take Me Home
2. Train Song
3. Jersey Girl
4. Temptation
5. Falling Down
6. Invitation To The Blues
7. Cinny's Waltz
8. Frank's Theme
9. Little Boy Blue
10. I Don't Wanna Grow Up
11. Tango Till They're Sore
12. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
13. Soldiers Things
14. I Want You
15. Good Old World
16. The Briar And The Rose
17. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night (Alternate Take)* bonus track
18. Shiver Me Timbers * bonus track
19. The Last Rose Of Summer * bonus track

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 09/17/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: RCG
Of all the the DSD downloads I have this is by far the best. I have have never heard a noise floor that is so low from prevoius offerings. Low level details are now even more evident. Musically from top to bottom it's stunning. Smooth top end , transparent , and very well defined powerful bass notes. Doing a direct comparison with original 331/3 rpm 200 gram record( which is a flawless pressing) definitely rivals the record. There is more there in detail. Just as smooth. Plenty of warmth. If I had Micheal Fremer's phono rig I might feel differently about this DSD. :)

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