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My One & Only Thrill

Melody GardotAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

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Following an extensive two-year world tour in support of her highly successful major label debut, My One and Only Thrill, Melody Gardot was restless and ready for new adventure. Setting out on her own, she continued her travels around the world meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. From the deserts of Morocco to the streets of Lisboa, from the tango bars of Buenos Aires to the ... Read more in Amazon's Melody Gardot Store

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  • Audio CD (April 28, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B001NESPHC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,555 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Bigger" than Norah Jones? May 5, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Though not many agreed with me, I thought "Worrisome Heart" was the best disc of 2008, and one of the finest debut recordings in recent jazz history. I marvelled at Melody Gardot's heart and soul, and her ability to craft simultaneously simple and complex melodies.

But when someone starts off with something that good, then follows up with a sophomore release a year later, I worry. The last time I saw that happen was with Peter Cincotti, and the result wasn't good at all. I was worried: could the same thing happen to Melody Gardot?

Hints: the producer on this one is Larry Klein. The musical director is Kenneth Pendergrast. The strings were arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza. The recording is mixed by Al Schmitt and mastered by Bernie Grundman. A "sophomore slump" is probably not possible with that lineup!

Though the disc sounds glorious, the glory enhances, rather than hides, the wonderful Melody Gardot. "Heart" was endearingly quirky; "Thrill" is lush.

"If the Stars Were Mine," track #2, is the catchy tune on this set, and for good measure she reprises it at set's end. And for good measure, Ms. Gardot does a French chanson, "Les Etoiles," that sandwiches the tune(s). These ought to be standards someday.

But they are far from the only delights on this album. Ms. Gardot displays a lot of heart and soul on the bluesy "Who Will Comfort Me" and "Your Heart is as Black as Night." And she swings whimsically on "Our Love Is Easy." The title track is haunting. And Melody Gardot wrote all of these songs. Except one:

There's one standard on this set, "Over the Rainbow." I counsel singers not to sing this song, since inviting comparisons to Judy Garland is generally a bad idea.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
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Melody Gardot is an amazing artist, her voice is pure and filled with emotions. This selection of songs reminds me of listening to great live music in a New Orleans jazz club, where the room is cool, dark and seductive. Her back story on how she came to music is tragic, she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle. Music therapy was recommended as a way to rebuild her cognitive and physical abilities. Her first CD, Some Lessons - The Bedroom Sessions was a product of her therapy sessions.(By the way I also highly recommend that album which can be found at CD Baby.)

This CD is a magnificent change from overproduced vanilla pop. The songs that she wrote for this third album have a more sophisticated feel that won't alienate the listener. For those who said her previous album was simply one continuous song, I think you'll feel differently about My One and Only Thrill. Simply listen to her version of Over the Rainbow, Judy Garland made it sound hopeful, Eva Cassidy's rendition was wistful and Melody gives it Brazilian soul!! Melody's road to becoming a musician was painful and cruel but she shows how an artist can't be held back by physical or mental limitations. I'm looking forward to hearing more from this wonderful singer/songwriter.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A heavenly thrill December 8, 2009
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Intimate songs, magnificent voice, I can recommend this to every music lover, Jazz-enthousiast or not. Very moving CD, and the extra songs are a real bonus
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't stop listening to this December 6, 2009
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if the stars were mine . . .WOW . . .dazzling lyrics, dazzling, and the entire cd has such a soothing feel. just when you think you've heard every version of Over the Rainbow imaginable, here comes Melody Gardot, and a lovely version it is. I can imagine dancing to these tunes, very slowly, in a dimly lit ballroom, with cigarette girls mingling among the tables, which are empty, because everyone in the place is up, dancing slowly, in the dim light. Evocative and just simply lovely. It's not my one and only thrill, but it definitely thrills me. I look forward to hearing so, so much more from Melody Gardot. Fabulous.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GIVE THAT GAL A SPOTLIGHT !!! May 4, 2009
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My One and Only Thrill is the newest album out from Melody Gardot. Melody sings unbelievably well; I'm extremely impressed. Indeed, Melody's voice is so special that it practically leaves me at a loss for words to describe it. She sings as beautifully if not more so than just about any songbird I've heard--ever. When she sings you really listen--and you listen closely, too, because she gives one heck of a performance! She infuses each song on this album with a great deal of emotion; just one listen proves it. She writes beautifully, too--these songs are lovingly and passionately crafted to become works of art--and then performed faultlessly. The quality of the sound on this CD is excellent; and I really like that artwork, too.

I'll list my favorite numbers here, although all the tracks stun me with their beauty.

"Baby I'm A Fool." - Melody sings this so very well. The lush, jazzy and bluesy musical arrangement uses the strings to great advantage but wisely the music never steals the show away from Melody--her vocals remain front and center. Her voice is as clear as a bell, too.

"If The Stars Were Mine" -- This gets a somewhat spirited treatment; and this chanteuse never skips a beat as she does this one up right!

"Who Will Comfort Me" -- Great percussion enhances this tune--beyond perfection.

"Your Heart Is As Black As Night" -- This uses the piano well as Melody delivers this with panache; I could never tire of hearing Melody sing this ballad. The jazz and blues mixture makes this a stand-out.

"Our Love Is Easy" -- This has another very lush musical arrangement. Melody handles the tempo and key changes as effortlessly as if it were all mere breathing--but of course we know it really wasn't all that easy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
like all the songs
Published 1 day ago by andrea
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely voice
sent it as a birthday present to my daughter...particularly for one of the songs on the album "If the Star
s were Mine"
Published 16 days ago by Sandra E. Russell
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh
I really like her voice. I did get it as a $5 mp3 and happy I didn't pay full price for it. Half the CD could not exist and it would not matter. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Suzanne Wunders
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Unique
She is certainly one of a kind in style and presentation. Totally unique and I mean in a good way. Her voice is good and she knows how to use it. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Jack Q. Barton
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Fifties jazz, with a modern twist.
An album that is a meeting of minds and hearts. And what a treat for those of us who like something quieter. Read more
Published 27 days ago by A. M. Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars the Best
I love her!! i found this artist from streaming on Pandora and decided to buy her CD. I could listen to her all day. Highly recommend.
Published 1 month ago by mom in arizona
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahhhh good sounds!
So beautiful and wonderful! She certainly knows her craft and it is so very lovely to listen. I really like it when I don't have to cringe when listening to music!
Published 1 month ago by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars Melody Gardot -- My One & Only Thrill
What a wonderfully musical voice. Mz. Gardot has had to overcome some horrible injuries. I don't know what part that plays in developing her vocal abilities if any. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mark Linder
5.0 out of 5 stars it doesn't get better than this...
Heard this first on the David Letterman Show. All songs are great, but I have a special relationship with 'Our love is easy'. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Drs M. L. Hagen
5.0 out of 5 stars Go to for Calm!
I absolutely love this album. The songs are so beautifully arranged. It is one of those albums that allows for you to relax and enjoy your life. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Theresa Lindsey
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The title song from this album is one of the most beautiful ever. Though it took me twice to figure that out. I already had the first album. And I'll get the next...
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