|Your Heart Is As Black As Night|
|Your eyes may be whole But the story I'm told Is that your heart is as black as night Your lips may be sweet Such that I can't compete But your heart...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
A model of crisp economy and deep craft, Gardot's singular vision spans bossa nova ("Les Etoile"), blues ('Who Will Comfort Me'), noir ('Your Heart Is as Black as Night'), art song ('The Rain'), and a fistful of romantic ballads that are at once timeless and thrillingly original.
UncutMelody Gardot actually makes a better album than Shakin' Stevens and Peyroux with My One And Only Thrill. [Apr 2009, p.82]
Q MagazineGardot mixes jazz and R&B with elegant string arrangements and acoustic guitars to beguiling, small-hour effect. [Mar 2009, p.98]
Positive: 6 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
Feb 14, 2011Soulful, encompassing, at times even spine tingling. Strong words perhaps, but the more I listen the more the powerful vocals and melodiesSoulful, encompassing, at times even spine tingling. Strong words perhaps, but the more I listen the more the powerful vocals and melodies grip me.
Standouts on this album include "Lover Undercover" - grab your headphones, close your eyes and let the soaring chords, piano interludes and smoky vocals transport you. "Our Love Is Easy" blends a strong contemporary jazz feel with just the right amount of classical and orchestral accoutrements. "My One and Only Thrill" blurs the lines even further with jazz and ballad notes with a full sixty-second orchestral interlude halfway through the track.
Whether it's chill out Sunday afternoons, or evenings in front of the fire, add this to your playlist.… Expand
StephenS.Jun 5, 2009Stunning album by someone who is rapidly into an consummate artist.
RobertL.May 5, 2009Simply stunning performance
BaroccoB.Apr 29, 2009Eclectic, Glamour and so deeply Noir...I have the feeling to be in a boudoir.
markr.Jun 22, 2009Just close your eyes and listen to the lyrics and melody's sweet vocals. If you love Jazz vocals this is a nice album to add to the Just close your eyes and listen to the lyrics and melody's sweet vocals. If you love Jazz vocals this is a nice album to add to the collection, better yet catch her live you wont regret it.… Expand
JamesA.Jul 23, 2009Being allergic to smooth jazz singers and the like I was pleasantly surprised that this album was not that. I read somewhere that she was Being allergic to smooth jazz singers and the like I was pleasantly surprised that this album was not that. I read somewhere that she was influenced in part by Caetano Veloso - I'm glad that it comes across.… Expand
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