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PERFECT ALIBI

Claire Martin

AKD316


• Here is the re-release of Claire Martin's 2000 best-selling album, newly re-issued in 5.1 surround sound and re-mastered to DSD and double sample rate HDCD from the original analogue master for an enhanced listening experience.

• Presenting an eclectic variety of songs that demonstrate Claire's stunning vocal talents, "Perfect Alibi" includes tracks written by Phoebe Snow, Todd Rundgren, Jimi Hendrix, Laura Nyro, Julia Fordham and John Martyn.

• This album saw Claire Martin lead the jazz world into pop-crossover territory before Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux made this style an accepted genre.

• “Perfect Alibi” is a diverse mix of modern classics featuring Jimi Hendrix's Up From The Skies, the Stylistics' People Make The World Go Round, Donny Hathaway's More Than You'll Ever Know, and Laura Nyro's He's A Runner.

• John Martyn, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, shares vocal duties with Claire on his own song Man In The Station.

• Claire is accompanied by top class musicians such as Arnie Somogyi, Mornington Lockett and Paul Stacey (guitarist with the Black Crowes), who also produced the album.

• Claire Martin is a multi-award winning singer (having won the Best Vocalist title a record five-times at the BBC Jazz Awards) who is widely acknowledged as one of Britain's finest jazz singers.

• Claire is known to thousands of jazz fans both as presenter of "Jazz Line-Up" on BBC Radio 3 and through her regular appearances at Jazz Festivals worldwide.


  1. How Can I Be Sure?     2:42
  2. Man In The Station     3:45
      guest vocalist - John Martyn
  3. Up From The Skies     3:58
  4 . Inspired Insanity     3:53
  5. People Make The World Go Round     4:00
  6. Shadowville     3:01
  7. Strangers Now     4:27
  8. More Than You'll Ever Know     7:55
  9. Over By Allenby     3:11
10. More Than I Can Bear     3:45
11. He's A Runner     3:27
12. Wailing Wall     3:32

      Total Time     48:02



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