ALBUM REVIEW: Annie Lennox: Nostalgia (2014)

Annie_Lennox_-_NostalgiaNostalgia has absolutely been an album that I’ve been looking forward to – big Annie Lennox fan. A really great album covering some classic songs – not too dissimilar in concept to Aretha Franklin’s latest release, reviewed by me here.

A track by track review follows:

Memphis in June – explodes in to Annie Lennox fabulousness, a great easy listening song.

Georgia On My Mind – really shows off Annie’s voice

I Put A Spell On You – sorry Nina, this is probably my favourite version of this classic!

Summertime – a great track where you can just get ‘lost’ in Annie’s voice. Absolutely gorgeous.

I Cover the Waterfront – a ‘new’ song to me, nice earthy Jazz tone.

Strange Fruit – I’ll be honest, it’s all starting to sound the same at this point… well sung and nice to listen to.

God Bless The Child – enjoyable, a chance to really get vocal!

You Belong To Me – my absolutely most favourite song on the planet – she does it justice!

September In The Rain – again, enjoyable, sounds like all the rest.

I Can Dream, Can’t I? – bit of a vocal showcase, as always, enjoyable.

The Nearness of You – by this point, I’ll admit that my attention was starting to wander…

Mood Indigo – a nice step in to Blues – a relief!

A collection of poignant 20s-50s, smokey jazz club, street corner swing,  American songbook classics – I have to say, I’m glad for a few new versions of a few of the classics, but ultimately am left yearning for an album of Annie originals.

A good album but one for die-hard fans perhaps.

About Gari

Northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

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