The Changing Lights

December 3, 2013 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 29, 2013
  • Release Date: July 29, 2013
  • Label: Parlophone Records Limited
  • Copyright: 2013 Token Productions exclusive license to Parlophone / Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 58:08
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  • ASIN: B00GKA37PE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,269 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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I love this album and I think that this is the best of hers yet.
Michael Doel
And when you listen to his compositions, you realize that he is a superb songwriter, a rare one who really integrates the music with the lyric.
Violonista Canhoto
I'm so glad we can still find artists like her who does not succumb to the terrible music we hear nowadays .
Lupito

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Erik in NJ on February 11, 2014
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First let me state that I think this is another fine album by Stacey Kent, Jim Tomlinson, et al. The title track penned by Kashuo Ishiguro is a masterpiece lyrically, melodically, and of course as executed by Ms. Kent. I would have to say that this song is their finest original composition to date and as far as I'm concerned I would buy the album just for this one song. "The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain" is another Ishiguro lyric which Tomlinson has turned into a beautiful song. "Waiter, Oh Waiter" in my opinion is not one of Ishiguro's finer writing efforts (I love "The Ice Hotel" and "I Wish I Could Go Travelling Again" from the album "Breakfast on the Morning Tram"--both Ishiguro lyrics) and perhaps the weakest of his three contributions to this album.

This album has been a long time in coming as Stacey was supposedly learning Portuguese. I love Bossa Nova and have been looking forward to this album for a long time since I originally heard that they were working on a Bossa album. Having said that I think this album could have been so much more. The song "Chanson Légère" sung in French (which makes this a rather uncommon trilingual album) seems to be a leftover from Stacey's prior album "Raconte-Moi" and seems oddly out of place on this album. Futher evidence of this may be the fact that it occupies the final track on the imported version of this album. The songs "One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota Só)" and "How Insensitive" are like a rite of passage for Bossa Nova albums, but better songs could have been chosen--they have recorded much more compelling versions of other Bossa songs on prior albums.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Violonista Canhoto on March 12, 2014
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This recording has everything: beauty, poetry, rhythm, Brazilianness, magnificent storytelling, strong focus on the lyrics, and first-rate performances from all players. Of my many hundreds of jazz and Brazilian CDs, this has become an instant favorite.
Stacey's focus on the lyric (she and her husband had an earlier CD of that title) powerfully enriches these songs (in the song credits, even the lyricists are listed first, the reverse of the norm).

"The Changing Lights" is a beautiful story, worth the price of the CD. Listen carefully to the intelligent storytelling lyric, the poetic image of changing lights, Stacey's intimate phrasing and the sheer beauty of her voice, and how well the music integrates with the story. Simply a masterpiece.

Stacey's husband Jim Tomlinson is as tasteful a player as you'll ever hear, adding tenor, soprano, and flute parts that warmly complement the songs. (Gorgeous example: his soprano on O Bebado e a Equilibrista.) And when you listen to his compositions, you realize that he is a superb songwriter, a rare one who really integrates the music with the lyric.

Even the Bossa Nova warhorses get special treatment. Listen to the extra measures added in Samba de Uma Nota So (One Note Samba), which give it new rhythmic life. O Cantador (Like a Lover), with its sensual lyric, just melts in Stacey's voice. And Estrada Branca (This Happy Madness) opens the disc with pure joy.

Stacey's musical career has some remarkable parallels to that of Karrin Allyson, another jazz vocalist I admire. Consider Karrin's wonderful CDs "Imagina" (all Brazilian) and "Footprints," where she teamed with a lyricist to add uncommonly intelligent lyrics to famous jazz instrumentals. We are very fortunate to have Stacey Kent and Karrin Allyson both in their productive primes!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert F. Peterson on May 10, 2014
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One of my friends describes Stacy Kent as having a "little girl voice."
She is not an opera singer; she puts the lyrics, pitch and rhythm
just where they belong. Her husband the tenor player plays in the same clean, clear vein.
Both are a delight.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Doel on April 4, 2014
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I love this album and I think that this is the best of hers yet. The Latin touch is just right and the instrumentalists are superb.
I would highly recommend this recording. Mike D.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rich Rosenberg on March 10, 2014
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I could go on for hours and hours about the voice, the arrangement the accompaniment and the recording. So I'll just sum up a very long and detailed review by adding three Syllables, Per - fec - tion!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Renee Horne on May 13, 2014
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We love Stacey. She has the voice similar to another favorite of ours"Astrid Jobeim".
We would recommend this CD to our friends who love jazz.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lupito on June 4, 2014
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Great cd . I listen to all of it with a deep satisfaction. I'm so glad we can still find artists like her who does not succumb to the terrible music we hear nowadays . Stacey did a wonderful favor showing what quality means in music . I love her !
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Brilliant arrangements throughout. The original compositions will become the new 'standards' in the jazz vocal repertoire. The musicians here are all first rate. A pleasure!!
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