Label: Candid / Pure Pleasure – CJS9786 – 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl – AAA 100% Analogue
Audiophile Mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering London
Limited Edition – Pressed at Pallas Germany
This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
Tributing Richard Rodgers, Stacey Kent teamed back up with her regular band to release In Love Again. Another Pure Pleasure 180 gram Audiophile Limited Edition album with 13 songs that would make Rodgers and Hammerstein very proud. Stacey’s subtle voice on It Might As Well Be Spring is enchanting as it flutters between the chorus and sax solos by Tomlinson. This is my first introduction to Kent and I am blown away by her voice and melody. As I attempt to pick apart and review this album, I find myself just sitting and listening and loving her interpretations. My favorite cuts on the album, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered and It Might As Well Be Spring sound absolutely new and fresh and make this release well worth the price. Tone Audio
Winner of BBC Jazz Awards ‘Best Vocalist’ in 2002!
A chance meeting in Oxford with saxophonist (and now husband), Jim Tomlinson, was the twist of fate that took Stacey’s life into a new direction. The two were embarking upon academic paths, but their meeting sparked the desire to pursue their love of music together. As a result, Stacey Kent has become one of the world’s foremost jazz singers.
Since the release of Stacey’s first album, Close Your Eyes (1997), she has achieved, without compromise, both critical and popular success, with her fresh and heart-felt interpretations of the finest love songs of the twentieth century.
“Superb album from a singer who is truly touched by greatness.” – Andrew Vine, Yorkshire Post, February 14, 2002
“Stacey Kent has a distinctive voice, superb pitch, fine diction, a natural sense of swing and a great band. She also has the taste to trust a good song to make its own point by applying the lightest of touches.” – Dave Gelly, Observer, March 24, 2002
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