Stacey Kent – Let Yourself Go – Celebrating Frd Astaire – 180g 2LP

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180 Gram Double Vinyl! Re-mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering! Pressed at Pallas in Germany! Let Yourself Go is an exceptional collection of 13 tunes written by the cream of popular song writers -- Berlin, Gershwin Brothers, and others -- honoring Fred Astaire's contributions to the vocal art. With his low key, narrow ranged voice, Astaire probably introduced and/or made popular more song...

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    180 Gram Double Vinyl! Re-mastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

    Let Yourself Go is an exceptional collection of 13 tunes written by the cream of popular song writers — Berlin, Gershwin Brothers, and others — honoring Fred Astaire's contributions to the vocal art. With his low key, narrow ranged voice, Astaire probably introduced and/or made popular more songs that were destined to become standard entries in the Great American Songbook than any other artist.

    Kent delivers this selective play list with one of three musical combinations, just piano, with piano plus rhythm, and with a larger aggregation which includes sax and guitar. Irrespective of the instrumental context, all of the tunes are delivered with Stacey's pleasant nasal twang to help her create the impression that the lyrics she's singing are part of an intimate one on one conversation with each listener. There's nothing over dramatic on this album. No gimmicks, just a voice as engaging as any on the scene conveying the meaning of a melody in the tradition of the person she is honoring, the inestimable Astaire

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