Glad Rag Doll

October 2, 2012 | Format: MP3

$5.00
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 1, 2012
  • Release Date: October 1, 2012
  • Label: Verve
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 58:01
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  • ASIN: B009B2VBWE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (418 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #869 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Due to choice of songs that were not my choice for good listening.
Ronnie K.
Her renditions of the great jazz songs as well as her interpretations of the more modern music are superb!
Glenn Genoway
I have really tried to listen to this album, but it just doesn't speak to me like Diana's earlier work.
RichNI

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

136 of 153 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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66 of 79 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dudely Duderight on July 22, 2013
Format: Vinyl
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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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful By J. Bean on December 24, 2012
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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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By B. Scott on 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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23 of 29 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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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Sotelo on 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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