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Corinne Bailey Rae [Deluxe Edition]

Corinne Bailey RaeAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (518 customer reviews)

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In 2006 Corinne Bailey Rae released her self-titled debut album, a record she
had recorded on a shoestring budget while still unsigned. An early appearance
on BBC2’s ‘Later With Jools’ and some intimate gigs around the UK had already
started a word-of-mouth buzz leading her to be tipped as the next big thing. But
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 6, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000LRY9PY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (518 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,893 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Like A Star
2. Enchantment
3. Put Your Records On
4. Till It Happens To You
5. Trouble Sleeping
6. Call Me When You Get This
7. Choux Pastry Heart
8. Breathless
9. I'd Like To
10. Butterfly
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Since I've Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin cover)
2. Emeraldine (original song)
3. Munich (Editors cover)
4. Venus As A Boy (Bjork cover)
5. Another Rainy Day (original song featured in "VENUS")
6. Daydreaming (Aretha Franklin cover)
7. Enchantment remix
8. I'd Like To remix

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A smart soul singer whose music leaves the rest of the R&B pack in the dust. -- Oprah Magazine

Rae's music sticks in your mind like a pleasant scent you wish would linger. [Jun 2006, p.143] -- Blender

The most celebrated new soul singer of the year. -- New York Times

The twenty-seven-year-old's voice suggests a warmer, less weird Macy Gray, and she uses it without a hint of diva showiness on breezy, sometimes sleepy songs that evoke girls sassing back and forth in the sweet summertime. The music-will-soothe-your-soul single "Put Your Records On" sets Brit- inflected coos over acoustic guitar and a hip-hop groove before opening into a chorus worthy of prime Stevie Wonder. -- Rolling Stone

There's nothing fancy about her songs... but there is magic in the way she sings them. -- Q Magazine

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89 of 98 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heart-baringly honest October 31, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Pop, blues, soul, classic 1970s R&B - all these things are brought to bear in the music of Corinne Bailey Rae, not to mention forming an indie band called Helen when she was 16 and being a big Led Zeppelin fan in her formative years.

Rae, 26, has a rich variety of experience making music, including sanctifying Primal Scream songs for her church choir, and this album sounds incredibly assured for a debut.

The key track is 'Enchantment', which is utterly bewitching with scratchy backbeat samples and sprinklings of lush keyboards the perfect setting for a voice which simply melts in the ears. It brings summer warmth to a dreich February day, oozing the same languid loving as the single 'Put Your Records On'.

Comparisons with Norah Jones are lazy and easily made, but this girl is much more about pop chutzpah than slick jazz sophistication.

'Choux Pastry Heart' is not as flaky an idea as you might suppose, gliding through love gone wrong territory with the tastiest coating on that bitter pill to be heard in a long time.

For now, it seems Bailey Rae is required - or has chosen - to stick firmly to the middle ground: songs like 'Breathless' and 'Enchantment' are so inoffensive you wonder quite how those comparisons to a hard-living icon such as Holiday could come about.

But one song, the truly enchanting 'Like a Star', left an impression that her true sound - the music she would love to make if not for the interference of producers or chart-worriers - is, if not gritty or grimy, then at least heart-baringly honest. Real soul, in other words.

A glowing introduction to a significant talent.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic first album, BUT.... September 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Corinne Bailey Rae captured me with a thick, smooth and alluring voice that is both unique and timeless. This album definately goes back to the heart of R&B as it used to be, back before it became vulgar. What you hear in her singing is fresh and vibrant.

HOWEVER...

After about the third track, I noticed a pattern. It's basically her voice + smooth bass building up to a tinkling of little chimes, and trumpets in the background. Basically, it felt like all of the songs were remixes of the SAME song. There is a shocking lack of diversity.

I believe that her voice deserves to be laid over better music.

This is a very good first album, don't get me wrong. It serves well as a listen-to-before-bed album, or a driving-home-after-a-long-day-of-work album. I'm looking forward to her follow up, hoping to hear something more unique. I believe there is a TON of potential here.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Born for a moment such as this...... March 8, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I ain't gonna front. I've been looking forward to this CD since I heard that beautiful slice of soul drenched honey-of-a-single' like a Star'. Yes there has been a lot of hype surrounding this young lady, based on this one toon. Well, I'm here to say that you need to believe the hype on this one. Listening to this CD conjures up images of lazy warm summer days, chillin with a loved one, or outside listening on your MP3 player.

Firstly, let's deal with the voice. She has been compared to Billie Holiday, which is high praise indeed. I'll leave the comparisons up to you. I'll stick to the music.

The aforementioned `Like a star' kicks off this CD, and is quickly followed by `Enchancement', which is dream-like lullaby of a love song, beautifully sang. The second single' Put your records on', is a feel-good uplifting summer song, with a great video (see on Corinnebaileyrae.net) `Till it happens to you' slows downs proceedings, with a blues rinsed song of heart break. Things perk up with' Trouble sleeping, a mid tempo offering, which is light and breezy. 'Call me when you get this' is one of my favourite tunes on the CD. With strings and an old school feel running all through it, I hope this is a single release. Beautiful. Things are laid bare, on the Piano led 'choux pastry heart' which highlights Corinne's vocal strength, and range. 'Breathless' is another highlight, a sweet song of the first fruits of love. 'Butterfly' is another gorgeous. mid-tempo, song relating to Corinne's relationship, with her mother. The album ends with,' Season change, another favourite, which deal with life's pain, hurts, and disappointments. All these songs are slow to mid tempo, so for those looking for the latest `club' banger, may be disappointed.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album wasn't Grammy-nominated for nothing April 1, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I first found out about Corinne Bailey Rae last year when she was spotlighted as a VH1 You Oughta Know artist. While I jumped onto her bandwagon immediately afterwards, somehow I never got around to listening to her full-length self-titled album until just recently. But I'm sure glad I did.

By now, I'm sure everyone's familiar with the singles "Put Your Records On", "Like a Star" and "I'd Like to", but there are even more great songs to be found. "Call Me When You Get This" is a funky change from her usual fare, and "Butterfly" and "Breathless" are beautiful in their own right. And although I'm not sure what "Choux Pastry Heart" means, it's also a highlight.

In fact, every song on here is a highlight. I know it's been said a few time before, but when it comes to Corinne Bailey Rae, do what her debut single instructs and put her records on.

Anthony Rupert
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