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MADELEINE PEYROUX - Half the Perfect  World

MADELEINE PEYROUX - Half the Perfect World

Though dismissed by some critics as a Billie Holiday imitator, Madeleine Peyroux has her own distinctive approach to singing. The Lady Day comparisons are apt, and Peyroux's take on breezy, melancholic jazz and blues pushes a vintage button, but her albums are dressed up in enough contemporary style to make them fresh. HALF THE PERFECT WORLD (2006), for instance, is a deeply pleasurable listen from back to front. Whether she's bringing her elegant, intimate touch to familiar contemporary favorites like Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'" and Tom Waits's "The Heart of Saturday Night," or offering up her fine originals, Peyroux turns in a batch of gorgeous, studied performances on HALF. The result is a quiet, haunting gem of an album.

2006 Universal
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    Track Listing
    1. I'm All Right
    2. Summer Wind
    3. Blue Alert
    4. Everybody's Talking
    5. River
    6. A Little Bit
    7. Once In A While
    8. Looking For The Heart Of Saturday Night
    9. Half The Perfect World
    10. La Javanaise
    11. California Rain
    12. Smile
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