TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal200g 45rpm Vinyl Double LP!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman From Original Master Tapes!
Plated & Pressed by Quality Record Pressings!
Now on 45 rpm 2LP for ultimate cartridge tracking and detailed sound reproduction!
Holly Cole brings her own dimension to the tradition of cabaret, a strong voice that's still capable of nuance, an ear for quirky repertoire, and a light touch that keeps some of these performances floating just at the edge of irony.
On her second album, 1993's Don't Smoke in Bed, Cole explores varied musical styles, adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz. It's a favorite, which is why this Analogue Productions reissue gives it the reissue treatment it deserves. Bernie Grundman did the mastering and cut the lacquers at 45 RPM, from the original analog tapes, at his Los Angeles studio, giving this release a spectacular foundation. Plating and pressing on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl was done by Gary Salstrom and crew at Quality Record Pressings. Lastly, the whole package is wrapped in a premium gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing. There's nothing but aces in this smokin' hot reissue and the quality shines through.
Holly's delivery of more traditional fare shines on Cole Porter's witty "Get Out of Town" and Kurt Weill's torchy "Je Ne T'aime Pas," while she brings clarity, power, and anthemic passion to the surprising treatment of Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now." She's generally well supported in this intimate set by pianist Aaron Davis and bassist David Piltch, while there's sparing and effective use of strings. There are fine guest spots by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, on "Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday," and David Lindley, whose steel guitar contributes to the strange country music of "Don't Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart."
• 200g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from original master tapes
• Plated & pressed by Gary Salstrom at Quality Record Pressings
• Premium old-style gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing
1. I Can See Clearly Now
2. Don't Let The Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart
1. Get Out Of Town
2. So And So
3. The Tennessee Waltz
1. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
2. Blame It On My Youth
3. Ev'rything I've Got
1. Je Ne T'Aime Pas
2. Cry (If you Want To)
3. Que Sera Sera
4. Don't Smoke In Bed