Release Date: 2009
Madeleine Peyroux’s fourth album isn’t the normal mix of standards (contemporary or traditional) with a few songs of her own composing; each of the 11 tracks is a new song written by Peyroux, usually in tandem with producer Larry Klein or a guest. Still, she appears in her usual relaxed setting, with a small group perfectly poised to translate her languorous vocals into perfect accompaniment — organist Larry Goldings, pianist Jim Beard, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, plus producer Klein on bass, Dean Parks on guitar, and Carla Kihlstedt on violin.Peyroux is not only a great interpreter of songs, she also knows how to write in what might be called the old-fashioned way, the type of song with a universal, direct, emotional power that became a rarity during the late 20th century.
Appearing on the album
- Instead (J. Coryell / M. Peyroux)
- Bare Bones (W. Becker / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
- Damn The Circumstances (D. Batteau / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
- River Of Tears (L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
- You Can’t Do Me (W. Becker / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
- Love And Treachery (J. Henry / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
- Our Lady Of Pigalle (D. Batteau / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
- Homeless Happiness (J. Coryell / M. Peyroux)
- To Love You All Over Again (D. Batteau / M. Peyroux)
- I Must Be Saved (M. Peyroux)
- Somethin’ Grand (L. Klein / M. Peyroux / S. Wayland)
Produced by Larry Klein
Recorded and mixed by Helik Hadar
Recorded at Henson Studios, Hollywood, CA and Market Street, Santa Monica, CA.
Assistant engineer: Nicolas Essig
Mixed at Market Street, Santa Monica, CA
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Production Coordinator: Cindi Peters for Worlds End (America) Inc.
Chart preparation: Mark Shilansky