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  • Audio CD (October 2, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B008FSCNTK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (445 customer reviews)
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Diana Krall's extraordinary new album, 'Glad Rag Doll' is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.

The record reveals itself at that remarkable vanishing point in time where all music; swinging, rocking and taboo, collide with songs of longing, solace and regret. All are made new again in a vaudeville of Krall's own imagining.

It is at once a major departure and a natural progression for the gifted musician. Diana simply calls the album, "a song and dance record."

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Diana Krall Glad Rag Doll CD is like a cruise, there are no bad ones; just some better than others.
Gary
For as wonderful a singer and vocal stylist as she is, Diana Krall is certainly on top of her game as a jazz pianist.
bornu
While I'm sure musical artists like to challenge themselves and try other genres, very few of them ever succeed.
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145 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Rick loves jazz on 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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71 of 85 people found the following review helpful By J. EROS on 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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dudely Duderight on July 22, 2013
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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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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful By B. Scott on October 3, 2012
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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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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Paul Nielsen on 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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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. Sotelo on October 12, 2012
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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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27 of 36 people found the following review helpful By J. Bean on December 24, 2012
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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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Well I like the cover! She looks sexy. Nothing wrong with that. Before she was a "star", I used to see her at Blue Alley Washington with a trio. We sat at a table not a yard away from her. She was cute then and played with a lot of energy which has sadly been missing from her recent... Read More
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Diana Krall had other sexy album covers i remember one where she's sitting in a mini dress on her piano stool...i saw her in concert in 1999 and she practically melted me with her long sexy stares...make no mistake she's not a model or an actress but a very sexy woman on top of being a very good... Read More
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