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What A Voice!!!
This one's for the adults kiddos - no pop here! Jill's sultry vocals seduce and then grab you and don't let go. You'll want to hear more and more!
My greatest hope is that it ends up becoming the soundtrack to some perfect romance, or at the very least a great cocktail party, says Jill Barber of her album, "Fools Gold".
Jill - aka Canadas sweetheart - is a two-time Juno Award nominee and Montreal Jazz Fest headliner whose last album hit #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts, and landed her a national segment with NPR. She has collaborated with Josh Ritter, Ron Sexsmith, and Kris Kristofferson has called her a damn good songwriter. She also published a childrens book, entitled Music is for Everyone.
Fools Gold explores every nook of Jills musical history: sultry torch songs, Hank Williams-inspired ballads, an homage to the golden era of the Brill Building, Motown and beyond.
The lead single Broken For Good ventures into the early days of Motown with its strong backbeat, horns, a driving bass line and immediate pop appeal. She channels Patsy Cline on "The Careless One," a bittersweet Western, full of resignation and sorrow. As Jill puts it, "It hurts me to sing it, just a little. But thats how I know it is a keeper."
The record was produced in Toronto by longtime collaborators and bandmates Les Cooper and Drew Jurecka.
"It has been fascinating to watch the career development of the much-travelled Jill Barber. We first encountered her as a Halifax-based singer/songwriter with rootsy leanings, but she is now established as one of our best and most popular jazz/pop artists. She happily disregards genre barriers, starting lovely new album Fool's Gold (her sixth full-length) with an r 'n flavoured-tune "Broken For Good", then moving into jazz and lush retro pop terrain. The fact she writes her own material helps keep things coherent, while her distinctively sweet and warm voice is in top shape. Assisting in playing on, writing, arranging and producing the material are long-time collaborators Drew Jurecka and Les Cooper, while Steve Dawson co-writes a couple of tunes. Horns, strings and female backing vocals are all used judiciously to add atmosphere. Golden, yes. Foolish, no." - Kerry Doole, newcanadianmusic.ca
Translucent Golden Orange Vinyl LP
1. Broken For Good
2. The Least That She Deserves
3. Let's Call It Love
4. The careless One
5. If Only In My Mind
6. To the Last
7. Lucky In Love
8. Darlin' It Was You
9. Only You
10. If You're Going To Break My Heart