The Blue Room

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  • Summary: Produced by Larry Klein, the jazz singer's second release on Decca features songs from Ray Charles' 1962 album, Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music.
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  1. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2013
    80
    The partners [Peyroux and producer Larry Klein] and arranger Vince Mendoza breathe new life into iconic songs. [May 2013, p.75]
  2. Mar 13, 2013
    80
    The Blue Room is a brave experiment, but one that pays off handsomely.
  3. Mar 13, 2013
    80
    Loyal to her own dual heritage and willing to value her own divided animal instincts, Peyroux remains such a beguiling singer that it's hard to care if her albums often sound the same.
  4. Mar 13, 2013
    70
    Peyroux takes no risks here. The cultural impact may be slight, but the music itself is quite gorgeous.
  5. Apr 8, 2013
    70
    Admittedly there are a few misses (Changing All Those Changes for example), and it is sometimes a little too languid, but generally Peyroux’s homage to a masterful musician finds the right tones.
  6. 60
    The effect shifts from sophisticated to just short of snooze inducing as the disc wears on and what starts out as tasty ends up as more of the same when the vibe stays locked in its classy, stylish, chill out groove.
  7. Mojo
    Apr 10, 2013
    60
    Any of these versions would brighten Radio 2's day, but eventually the massed violins and mid-paced tempos begin to pall. [May 2013, p.88]
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