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  • Summary: Postponed from its October 2014 release due to pneumonia, the 12th full-length studio release from the Canadian jazz singer features songs that inspired her and was produced by David Foster.
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If I Take You Home Tonight
If I take you home tonight I will think of songs to sing to you Music filled with joy and (light)? If I take you home tonight If I tell you how I... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Mojo
    Jan 8, 2015
    It's a sumptuous collection. [Nov 2014, p.100]
  2. Uncut
    Jan 8, 2015
    Wallflower is quintessential adult pop, with solid if predictable selections. [Nov 2014, p.76]
  3. Feb 2, 2015
    By singing these songs as sweet and straight as the dusty old standards on Glad Rag Doll or the bossa nova on 2009's Quiet Nights, she demonstrates how enduring these once-dismissed soft rock tunes really are.
  4. 50
    Where Ms. Krall usually plays vigorous keyboards on her albums, here her pianism is all but absent. Most of the fills, played by Mr. Foster, are strictly routine. It’s all the more mystifying because Ms. Krall, when prodded by a rhythm section, can really swing.
  5. 50
    Ultimately this is a missed opportunity to either unearth obscure, under the radar gems from this era or push Krall outside her comfort zone with challenging interpretations that reveal new meanings in songs we already know by heart.
  6. Feb 3, 2015
    Save for “Superstar,” which falls just short of being tranformed into a Julie London torch ballad, Krall’s darkly sultry voice isn’t enough to enliven her material.
  7. Jan 8, 2015
    Anything but this soporific schmaltz, Diana. You’re better than this.

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  1. May 28, 2015
    There’s no denying that Krall has a wonderfully velvety croon, but this collection of pop covers plods at a snails pace and only negativelyThere’s no denying that Krall has a wonderfully velvety croon, but this collection of pop covers plods at a snails pace and only negatively detracts from the original recordings.

    Producer David Foster has to take some responsibility, denying the singer more vigorous arrangements, and vitally, a decent rhythm section to ramp up the pace. It’s an album that probably sounds more interesting played at 45 rpm.