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Top Customer Reviews
The Neutrinos have two discs now, and I much as Iloved the first one, I think this one is better. I can't give any higher recommendation for fans of good music! If you like the previews for tracks 2-5, you'll like the album (track 1 is a great song, but is the only song of its type on the CD).
And don't even get me started on how much I like Ingrid's cover photo...
"Hotel Child" is different in style from their debut "I'd Rather Be in New Orleans," so don't expect more of the same.
LIke other reviewers, I too liked "Live From New Orleans" better, mainly for the voice. Ingrid is perfect for these little numbers but let's get serious folks - this is not one with wide range or subtle nuance. This is the Catch-22...the more ballad-like the music, the worst it sounds (I note one exception below). We are not talking about a Jane Monheit, Tierney Sutton or Diana Krall. Ingrid's voice is acidic and yet perfect in several of these and unlike others, I thought the accompaniment was right on the money. It did not have that "studio" flavor (another reason I liked "New Orleans") that often reeks of excessive instrumentality. My favorites were the first ("Mr Zoot Suit"), last ("After Hours") and the middle ("Lonely Side") where the voice changed into something new and wonderful. Mr Grade: B-
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of my favorite albums. Ingrid Lucia has a smoky, luscious voice. Every song on this album is good....good enough to listen to over and over.Published on December 31, 2012 by C. Chappell
I bought this after reading a review that sounded too good to be true...'a voice somewhere between Ella Fitzgerald and Lady Day'? Read morePublished on December 3, 2000
To preface my comments, I think it should be known that I absolutely LOVED the "I'd Rather Be in New Orleans" CD and would still give it a 5 star review. Read morePublished on August 15, 2000 by BB2
National Public Radio (NPR) did a focus on Ingrid & the "Hotel Child" CD. After repeated playings the CD doesn't hold up. Read morePublished on July 29, 2000
Anyone who remotely sounds like Billie Holiday can't be that bad, however the backup music isn't that great, especially the rock-a-billy guitar. Read morePublished on July 13, 2000