Half The Perfect World
Double 180 gram Audiophile LP
Madeleine Peyroux’s Half the Perfect World is the sound of carefree joy. Light, understated, and a touch bluesy, the album is the long-overdue continuation of the gentle jazz-vocal style perfected by Billie Holiday in the 30s. Peyroux's phrasing and timbre are different, but she's good enough to warrant the comparison. And on this, the singer stakes her claim as the best interpreter of pop standards to come around in decades.
Featuring a stellar band, Half the Perfect World showcases the Georgia-born vocalist's knack for covers by the likes of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell (featuring a duet with fellow chanteuse k.d. lang), and Serge Gainsboug as well as four scintillating originals.
Half-speed mastered, Mobile Fidelity’s 180-gram 2-LP set is the only way to experience this gorgeously textured classic.
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST INTIMATELY DETAILED, STUNNINGLY REALISTIC VOCAL ALBUMS YOU WILL EVER HEAR.
1. I’m All Right
2. The Summer Wind
3. Blue Alert
1. Everybody’s Talkin'
2. River (duet featuring k.d. lang)
3. A Little Bit
1. Once In A While
2. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
3. Half The Perfect World
1. La Javanaise
2. California Rain
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