Glad Rag Doll - Diana Krall
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  • Summary: Produced by T-Bone Burnett, the covers album from Diana Krall includes songs culled from the collection of 78s her father had.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
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  1. [Glad Rag Doll] brings out the warmth in a voice that's been chilly, verging on aloof, at times. She calls this her "song and dance record"; I'd call it her nimble, witty, change-of-pace record.
  2. 83
    [A] nimble, witty, change-of-pace record.
  3. 80
    Krall never seems out of place even as she takes chances in a space that could have left her sounding overwhelmed.
  4. Oct 2, 2012
    80
    The results are lively and irreverent. [Nov 2012, p.77]
  5. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    Glad Rag Doll breaks intriguing new ground for a hitherto smooth operator. [Nov 2012, p.90]
  6. Oct 1, 2012
    70
    The warmth, sophistication, humor, and immediacy present on this set make it a welcome addition to her catalog.
  7. Oct 1, 2012
    50
    Burnett is generally unable to deliver the magic he brought to Alison Krauss, among others.

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  1. Apr 10, 2013
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. After seeing Diana Krall at Radio City Music Hall and listening to her music at my wedding, I waited for her concert in Miami April 2, 2013 with great anticipation. The concert was very disappointing. The cartoonish silent movie background, the out-of-place fiddler, the excessive number of band numbers, seemed all part of a design to mask her own unremarkable performance. Her singing was pathetic, and her piano playing was lacking. The song selection assured that her voice would not be heard, and the Neil Young and Bob Dylan songs (the two worst male singers in recent times) were certainly challenging for her (insert sarcasm). Before the marriage to a mediocre 1980's pop/rock artist, Diana Krall's stage presence and artistic performance were magnificent, however, his influence has overshadowed her artistic aura and she has become less an artist than what she once was. The concert was not a Diana Krall performance, it was a contrived show that made a mockery of her and those who went to see it. Expand