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Bare Bones

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

Madeleine Peyroux
Larry Klein
Vinnie Colaiuta
Dean Parks
Jim Beard
Larry Goldings
Carla Kihlstedt


Luciana Souza
Rebecca Pidgeon

Track list

  1. Instead (J. Coryell / M. Peyroux)
  2. Bare Bones (W. Becker / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
  3. Damn The Circumstances (D. Batteau / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
  4. River Of Tears (L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
  5. You Can’t Do Me (W. Becker / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
  6. Love And Treachery (J. Henry / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
  7. Our Lady Of Pigalle (D. Batteau / L. Klein / M. Peyroux)
  8. Homeless Happiness (J. Coryell / M. Peyroux)
  9. To Love You All Over Again (D. Batteau / M. Peyroux)
  10. I Must Be Saved (M. Peyroux)
  11. 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