Nostalgia (CD)


Annie Lennox

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Amoeba Review

10/20/2014

Age tempers the fierce, burning personalities of everyone, especially rock and pop stars. They can't keep up the high-energy, youthful anger lifestyle forever. So, ironically, instead of electro-pop dance hits that made Annie Lennox a star, she delivers renditions of torch classics and jazz vocals on Nostalgia that give you as much chills as an ice bath. The album puts her vocals to her full capacity and range with a sultry, deep voice that is hypnotically beautiful, but with some dark, Siren energy looming beneath it. Taking Screamin' Jay Hawkins' R&B classic "I Put A Spell On You," she pours her soul out and rips yours out, dragging it through the dirt until you feel like you've been marching to a dirge at your own funeral. "Summertime," from George Gershwin's opera, Porgy and Bess, is a trek through a thick summer swamp full of humid heat, syrupy mud and neverending branches. She doesn't just channel the vocal audacity of Billie Holiday and the lush, rich orchestrations of Nelson Riddle, but performs a total sonic exorcism. This doesn't sound like 2014, but sounds like the jukebox of a 1950's skeezy Southern bar from the other side of the tracks.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Memphis in June
Annie Lennox 02:47
2.
Georgia on My Mind
Annie Lennox 03:55
3.
I Put a Spell on You
Annie Lennox 03:32
4.
Summertime
Annie Lennox 05:12
5.
I Cover The Waterfront
Annie Lennox 02:59
6.
Strange Fruit
Annie Lennox 02:46
7.
God Bless the Child
Annie Lennox 03:03
8.
September in the Rain
Annie Lennox 03:22
9.
You Belong to Me
Annie Lennox 02:53
10.
I Can Dream, Can't I?
Annie Lennox 02:56
11.
The Nearness of You
Annie Lennox 02:32
12.
Mood Indigo
Annie Lennox 05:34

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