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Careless Love

Madeleine PeyrouxAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)

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“The only thing that matters is the song,” says singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. That conviction along with a ‘one of a kind’ voice, has carried the Jazz artist from busking on the streets of Paris, all the way to mainstream recognition.
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  • Audio CD (September 14, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder
  • ASIN: B0002NRRAG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,036 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When Madeleine Peyroux's debut, Dreamland, was released in 1996, its success threw her for a loop. She's taken eight years to create this follow-up, and, at age 30, she brings a confidence and resilience to this dozen-song set. She's able to move seamlessly between songs by writers as diverse as Elliott Smith and W.C. Handy, whose title track was popularized by Bessie Smith. Though American-born, Peyroux absorbed the language and culture of France growing up in Paris with her French-teacher mother. On her debut, she covered Edith Piaf, and this time out she wraps herself around "J'ai Deux Amours," which Josephine Baker sang to the Allied troops during World War II. --David Greenberger

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211 of 220 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is Heaven To Me September 17, 2004
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How true! Musicians take a lifetime to prepare their first CD, then are expected to have an equally brilliant release in a few months. The process rarely works. Rarer is an artist so dedicated to quality that eight years passes between a highly acclaimed debut and sophmore CD. Even more unusual is the artist who scores perfectly both times, so far apart.

Then again, nobody with ears could call Madeleine Peyroux typical. She's a genuine gem amongst the clutter composing today's musical spectrum. Thank goodness she's faithful to her remarkable vocal stylings.

Talent aplenty, Ms. Peyroux's voice and delivery strike your memory in familiar ways. Comparison to world-famous blues and jazz females are tempting, perhaps justified. Nonetheless, Ms. Peyroux's never derivative but rather refreshingly comfortable in an all-new manner.

Ms. Peyroux also has smarts enough to work superb material. She easily intreprets standards by such great tunesmiths as Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, and W.C. Handy into her own repetoire. She ain't a bad writer herself.

Ms. Peyroux invested time wisely since her 1996 introduction. Hope we don't have to wait as long for her next CD, but surely I'm willing to if it takes that long for another perfect CD.

The title of the closing track precisely sums it all up: "This Is Heaven To Me!"
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151 of 166 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful, Romantic, Fresh, and Full of Spice February 6, 2005
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Madeleine Peyroux, just the name forecasts a feeling of the French, of someone who has lived life and knows how to sing about it. And, we listen to "Careless Love" and we realize we are listening to someone special who has an innate understanding of how to sing these songs. How can this be when Madeleine is in her late twenties and an American to boot? She is a special find and we intend to keep her.

Madeleine was born in Georgia, but grew up in Paris and New York. She got hooked on French culture and began to sing with street musicians. She learned her craft by listening to the greats and then singing the way she knew best. She was found in a small club in New York and was signed by a major record label.
She loves Billie Holliday, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Edith Piaf. She has a voice of her own, sometimes husky but always dreamy. Larry Klein produced this album, he is known for working with Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin, and once again has proved his worth.

The songs on this CD are glorious and each one has its own story.

"Dance Me To The End Of Love" is a love song found on Leonard Cohen's last CD. Great words and music.

`You're Gonna Make me Lonesome When You Go" is one of Bob Dylan's songs that brings back the image of love and loss.

"Don't Cry Baby and "Careless Love' were sung by Bessie Smith and reminds me of New Orleans and the jazz of life.

"No More" sung by Billie Holiday brings us the reminder of love and tragedy.

"Between the Bars" is a tribute to Elliott Smith and his remarkable songs and tragic life.

"Don't Wait Too Long" is an original song with Jesse Harris. Jesse Harris helped Norah Jones with her first successful album.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Careless Love" is One of the Year's Best Releases October 3, 2004
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As labels and critics search for someone to declare the "next Nora Jones", I'm surprised that few have turned to Madeleine Peyroux one of her precursors. The French expatriate Peryoux released her first album, Dreamland, on Atlantic Records in 1996. The cd was well promoted and ended up doing quite well for a jazz oriented release.

Ms. Peyroux didn't seek instant fame and promptly dropped out to spend the six years on a spiritual quest and to spend time with friends and family. To her credit, career amibition was not at the top of Madeleine's list of priorities...she had better things to do. Lucky for us, the venerable indie label, Rounder Records has enticed her back into the studio for another set of music and a cd that is getting the same kind of word of mouth praise that launched Nora Jones' career.

Those less educated in jazz idioms may compare her to Billie Holliday...her timbre and pitch are just very similar. Those with a nuanced ear will here strains of Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Peggy Lee and a host of other torch singers, even Joni Mitchell, who was one of Madeleine's producers for Careless Love.

One of the songs Peyroux interprets on the new CD was sung in 1940s Paris by another American-born artist, Josephine Baker. The sweet melody saluted bonds between America and France while expressing the bittersweet emotions of the expatriate.

Her takes on Elliott Smith's Between the Bars and Hank William's Weary Blues are superb,but her reading of Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" is so remarkable, you will find yourself replaying it over and over. She captures the ambivalence of the lyrics in a way Dylan never did.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic Dreamy Music December 5, 2004
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The first time you hear her you make the assumption: this is Billie Holiday in some glorious newly re-mastered recording you have never heard before. You're a little surprised when you're wrong and more than a little intrigued-this is Madeleine Peyroux. This fascinating and unique lady has a voice crafted by dedicated training and time as a child spent growing up between France and the United States. Her first album received high marks from critics, and the sophomore effort "Careless Love" (Rounder) is anything but a disappointment.

The opening track "Dance Me to the End of Love" is pure dreamy magic showcasing this amazing voice, with a light piano riff from Larry Goldings and David Pilch's baseline that make you want to move-an energizing and satisfying new dance piece. Three great smooth selections that are sure to ignite fans of swing or foxtrot with their intoxicating Creole bluesy flavor are "Don't Wait Too long," "Lonesome Road," and "Careless Love." Slightly more up-tempo pieces like "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" are also imminently satisfying. Madeleine Peyroux again establishes herself as a French chanteuse on the level of Blossom Dearie with "J'ai Deux Amours."

Despite the album's title, there is nothing careless in this recording. Producer Larry Klein has outdone himself in assembling a solidly packaged showcase for a voice that is hauntingly familiar and strikingly new all at the same time. Madeleine Peyroux takes us all the way to the end of love and beyond.
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