TAS Rated 4.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the March 2021 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Sunset In The Blue is an orchestral celebration of Melody Gardot's jazz roots. She is reunited with the multi-Grammy award winning production team of her platinum-selling album My One And Only Thrill: Producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), arranger and composer Vince Mendoza ((Björk, Robbie Williams, Elvis Costello) and the legendary engineer Al Schmitt (Frank Sinatra, Joao Gilberto, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney).
An underlying theme of determination to create and evolve her craft has always been present in Melody Gardot's work but never more so than during the production of Sunset In The Blue. Despite all obstacles she has assembled a stunning new body of collaborations in this most challenging of times.
The album is an interesting dichotomy, at once intimate as if Gardot is singing to you in a small club, yet also widescreen, framing her hushed vocals in sweeping orchestrations that reinforce the romantic drama at play in the songs. From beginning to end, Gardot's Sunset in the Blue holds you in its deeply rapturous glow.
The mysterious and elegant Melody Gardot and her favorite producer, Larry Klein, return with a dozen mostly original smokey, sensuous, and often ambivalent discourses on love and passion delivered with the breathy tenderness and sublime understatement of someone who's both in the middle of and apart from the action, as is her wont.
- Double LP
- Gatefold jacket with textured artwork on front & back
- Made in Germany
- If You Love Me
- C'est Magnifique - feat. António Zambujo
- There Where He Lives In Me
- Love Song
- You Won't Forget Me
- Sunset In The Blue
- Um Beijo
- Ninguém, Ninguém
- From Paris With Love
- Ave Maria
- Moon River
- I Fall In Love Too Easily