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Come Away With Me
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Vinyl, CD, 20 April 2004
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 31.19 x 31.19 x 0.41 cm; 250.04 Grams
- Manufacturer : BLUE NOTE
- Item Model Number : 28935081
- Original Release Date : 2004
- Run time : 45 minutes
- SPARS Code : DDD
- Label : BLUE NOTE
- ASIN : B0001XPZGA
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 523 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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2002 debut album from the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter. The album's critical and commercial success was a breakthrough for Jones in 2002, as it reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart and several jazz charts. The album also topped many critics' "albums of the year" lists and gathered major music awards in the process, including eight Grammy Awards. Following initial sales, Come Away with Me was certified diamond by the RIAA on February 15, 2005 having shipped over 10 million copies in it's first three years of release.
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The recording captures the measured paced performance of the artists in detail. It is clear why this recording is regarded as a “demo” recording for any collection and Hi-Fi. Yet I cannot feel uncomfortable about elements of this recording. It is almost too perfect , rich warm detailed and leaves me feeling that it is slightly unnatural and part of me wonders if elements of this recording have been auto tuned? It’s almost like over processed food, just too good to be true. . I played this recording either side of a 1950’s Miles Davies recording which is free from most modern artifice and I’m just unsure how natural this recording is?
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• Clarity – Excellent, open, transparent and very detailed
• Channel separation – very good, clear left and right
• Channel balance – an excellent static mix. Instruments and performers can be clearly located and placed on the stage
• Sound Stage – reasonably wide but better depth and height especially when vocals, piano and double bass
• Distortion – non audible
• Compression – there is a lot of detail and huge dynamic range, no frequency limitation is audible. The instruments and vocals soar however there is something about this recording that makes me uneasy, especially regarding the vocals, they seem almost unreal in their richness
• Atmosphere – intimate, close, club like a sultry bar
• Bass – low frequencies – clear and very well defined, the kick drum is clearly audible. The bass guitar has a well defined tone and it is good to hear the strings. This is not a bass rich recording but what there is is well measured, warm and detailed.
• Treble – high frequencies – the guitars have good tone and detail. The cymbals are a tad variable sometimes it is possible to hear them being struck on other occasions they a re “soft” in the mix. The decay on the piano is both realistic and charming, creating a real feeling of intimacy, very much like a cabaret performance
• Vocals – excellent intimate warm, breathy very “cabaret”. The recording has excellent range and dynamics. Unusually other instruments are not sacrificed to capture the vocal performance
As a general rule of thumb recordings from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s are nearly always better on the original vinyl. Remasters often fail to please as it’s just not possible to make a silk purse from a sows ear, i.e. the original recording lacks the necessary detail to be processed digitally and show an audible improvement. Indeed such processing can make the sound worse.
Modern recordings which have been processed digitally from start to finish can be as good as vinyl. CD’s are often unfairly criticised for being poor quality. This is not the case, it is the original recording or the process which is to blame. Modern “remasters” can both enhance and degrade a recording. The statement GIGO (Garbage In Garbage Out) is the limiting factor. Ignore this at your cost.
Update:- Having listened to for a couple of weeks, this CD has started to grow on me a bit, but a bit more variety of content would still help and I am sure she has a voice capable of much more. I have to be in the right mood to listen but that can apply to any music. Up to 4 star now!!
So all in all I would recommend. The more famous songs might sound like have been overplayed on radio, lifts, and phone "hold music", but it hasn't, and I think people will honestly enjoy it.
It’s strange that her ‘singles’ success has been pretty non - existent. She has topped the charts, but only in Japan! In the UK, her best effort was ‘Sunrise’ which got no higher than 30 here. In America it’s much the same story?
This would indicate that her albums are of a very high overall standard, that she produces very few exceptional songs, but a lot of songs of a reasonably high calibre – it is an oddity for sure?
I love her voice and this album is very nice to listen to … but really outstanding or truly exceptional – no not for me. In fact, to be honest, I’m a little confused as to how her albums have sold so well – but that’s just me, and the majority clearly love her , so I’m clearly in the minority!
Was sorted By music magpie very well refund given but no CD hey ho will try again