Glad Rag Doll (Deluxe Edition)
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Glad Rag Doll (Deluxe Edition)

October 2, 2012

  Song Title
We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears
Just Like A Butterfly That's Caught In The Rain
You Know - I Know Ev'rything's Made For Love
Glad Rag Doll
I'm A Little Mixed Up
Prairie Lullaby
Here Lies Love
I Used To Love You But It's All Over Now
Let It Rain
Lonely Avenue
Wide River To Cross
When The Curtain Comes Down
As Long As I Love
Glad Rag Doll (Alternate Version)
Garden In The Rain
There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears (Alternate Version)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 2, 2012
  • Release Date: October 2, 2012
  • Label: Verve
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:08:24
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  • ASIN: B009B2U73I
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,673 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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127 of 143 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Melancholy is OK, but I prefer jazz to this October 11, 2012
Format:Audio CD
All musicians have to decide whether to play the same songs the same old way or whether to re-invent themselves periodically. With some, like John Coltrane, this is a continuous process, and so listeners come to expect something different with each album. With others, like Paul Desmond, he played the same way (or an approximation of it) his entire career. Sometimes, an artist with play one way for a while and then switch gears. Miles Davis comes to mind - he went from playing classic small group jazz with his original quintet, to modal jazz on Kind of Blue, to post-bop with the quintet with Wayne Shorter, et al, to fusion and so on.

Diana Krall has the tough job of deciding who she wants to be and whether to sing standards in a small group setting or whether to branch out. She has obviously chosen the latter, having recorded albums with a big band ("From This Moment On"), of originals ("The Girl in the Other Room") and with strings ("The Look of Love"). Glad Rag Doll is the latest effort to re-create Diana Krall.

This is not Krall's best effort. She makes a game attempt, but the instrumentation and arrangements do not showcase her voice or piano, and the songs have a limited emotional range. There is a "thump-thump" quality to the rhythm section which was probably intentional given the pre-bop nature of the songs being sung but given the musicians, is not done effectively. There is a lot of twangy guitar (and banjo and dobro) which is not going to be what Diana Krall's listeners want to hear.

The best songs on this album, not surprisingly, have the least thump-thump and twang.
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58 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Did you people listen to the same CD as I did? October 9, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I am very selective about the music I purchase. Diana Krall and T Bone Burnett's Glad Rag Doll is probably only the fourth or fifth purchase this year--it has been a lean year for albums worth purchasing. I like the album--a lot. It covers a lot of territory and it lifts my spirits and takes me back to a simpler time. I am confused about all the negative comments. Can't an artist explore and try new stuff? Must you have the same sound fed to you each time?
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brllliant (and shame on you nasty reviewers) December 24, 2012
By J. Bean
Format:Audio CD
first of all, anyone who mentions the cover photo in the review of an album, positive or negative, needs to get a a life.

second, what happened to civility ? what's with all the ugliness ? why can't you just say "i love Diana but this isn't my cup of tea" ? anyone who claims to be a fan of Diana and then trashes this album with nastiness should be ashamed of themselves. have you read anything about how personal this album is to her and her memories of growing up to this music. would you say these nasty things to her face if you met her or does the anonymity of the internet bring out your dark side ? i think if she read some of these reviews she'd be happy to consider you an ex-fan ....

finally, as a long time fan and someone who has seen Diana live 4 times, this is another great addition to her discography. gorgeous music. give it a shot.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Her Usual October 3, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I can see why this is getting mixed reviews. If you are looking for same old Diana, this is not it. But what it is, is excellent! You can tell she is having fun with these songs and as with her other albums, puts that Diana Krall magic on it, making the songs her own! Can't wait to see her perform these live!
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Growing on me October 4, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I was looking forward to another jazz standard album from Diana - maybe something with the energy and jump of Stepping Out (one of my all time favorite albums from any artist). At first I was disappointed, but I love Diana's music so much and respect her as a musician, that I've decide to listen to some more and to hear what she's trying to say in the music. And it's growing on me. The bottom line is that Diana has earned my trust, and so while this collection is different than I was hoping for, I'm willing to let Diana try on some different sounds. My initial review would have been five stars. After a few more listens, I'm giving this five stars.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem. Major Talent October 11, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I'm hoping to get these reviews up where they should be. This is a fantastic album. Dance on your kitchen floor. Play along and sing. There are no mistakes here. Bluesy, jazz, swing. The songs Diana Krall grew up on. This is not canned music, top 40, or the American Songbook. Each piece here takes you on new paths with innovative and surprise arrangements and strings. I say Grammy. I'm lovin' it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such hostility towards such a great album. July 22, 2013
First off, I own this album on both CD and LP. It's so good I bought it twice.

Diana Krall has proven her versatility as a singer by stepping beyond the framework of modern Jazz, and going back to the roots of the jazz vixen. It's incredible. End of story. I'm not sure where the claims of this not being jazz are coming from --this is old school 20's jazz a la Etta James. There's a bit of melancholy, but it's jazz, not blues.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Her Swordfish Trombones? October 12, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I actually don't know anything about Diana Krall, but I heard a few songs here and was drawn in. All this nonsense about Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra is just that. If comparisons must be made, this record has a 'Julie London does Tin Pan Alley' vibe, and the lady is backed by an absolutely crack band here, especially Marc Ribot on guitar. As usual, T-Bone Burnett does a remarkable job of making things sound contemporary and authentically vintage at the same time. Maybe it's easier for me to take this stylistic leap because I am so unfamiliar with Ms. Krall's other music, but to my ears, this is a damn fine time. A charming record impeccably played and produced.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars This isn't the Diana Krall I know
Why try to change what is such a great success? I was induced to buy "Glad Rag Doll", my mistake, because of the style, presentation, and skill of Ms Krall's previous... Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Kinsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and wonderful music
Arrived on time and in perfect condition. Wow, this CD blew me away. It's the perfect romantice music to listen to.
Published 1 month ago by Doris Leddy
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Diana Krall
I strongly recommend listening to this album and the new songs included in it.
I bought it because I am a big fan of Diana and I was not disappointed at all.
Published 1 month ago by M. DELVALLE
1.0 out of 5 stars Love her, hate the CD
Love her, love DK's great music and singing, but hate the CD. I just don't what she's after. Most of the songs are second rate. Sorry, Amazon.
Published 2 months ago by newshound620
1.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunate change in direction..
For Krall fans, this album is a disaster in every way except for the photo on the cover. The choice of music, the arrangements and even the technical quality of the recording... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ron Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad Rag Doll
Diana Krall has a great voice - I have several of her CDs and have seen her in person - never disappoints..
Published 2 months ago by CJ
4.0 out of 5 stars You need to get this
I saw Diana Krall on PBS backing Paul McCartney. I was at the record store and saw this CD. I have never heard Diana Krall other than her Christmas CD. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stratocaster94538
3.0 out of 5 stars Not one of Diana's Best
As other reviews pointed out this is quite a departure from the usual Diana Krall jazz. There are a few good songs but others you wonder what was she thinking. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Maggie
3.0 out of 5 stars Glad Rag Doll
Unfortunately not my favorite.
I love Diana Krall and have about six of her cd's and a dvd.
I was disappointed with the genre but I guess that is my fault. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Steven Monahan
4.0 out of 5 stars New and mostly very good
T Bone and Diana did a very nice recording. Yes, it's different Krall and sound, but good. The more I listen to it the more I like it.
Published 3 months ago by Gaman
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