Nostalgia 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.