Diana Krall - The Look Of Love

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


ORG - Original Recordings Group



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AORG 004-45
UPC: 864993000009
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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The Look of Love doesn't tamper with Diana Krall's ongoing success, continuing the emphasis on romantic ballads and embracing them with lush string arrangements. At the core, of course, is Krall's voice. She's developing into one of the great torch singers, with an approach that's both direct and subtly nuanced, true to the song and yet deeply personal. There's a combination of restraint and drama here, as Krall ranges from the confident to the wistful, from loss to playful insinuation, as each song requires.

"Cry Me a River" is bittersweet triumph, while "Love Letters" and "Maybe You'll Be There" maintain the most tenuous emotional hold, at once fragile and resilient. "Besame Mucho" and "Dancing in the Dark" are sultry romances wafted on light Latin beats. The songs develop their intimacy in the setting of Krall's quartet, which usually includes bassist Christian McBride and drummer Peter Erskine and several fine guitarists, most frequently Russell Malone. They're a superb complement to her voice and piano, and the close communication carries through the depth and sheen added by Claus Ogerman's rich orchestrations.

Side 1
1. S’Wonderful
2. Love Letters
3. I Remember You

Side 2
4. Cry Me A River
5. Besame Mucho

Side 3
6. The Night We Called It A Day
7. Dancing In The Dark
8. I Get Along Without You Very Well

Side 4
9. The Look Of Love
10. Maybe You’ll Be There
11. I Should Care

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


posted on 09/17/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: 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.

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