ALBUM REVIEW : NOSTALGIA
ARTIST : ANNIE LENNOX
GENRE ; STANDARD / JAZZ/ TRADITIONAL POP
What Annie Lennox Taught Other Singers With Her Latest Album “NOSTALGIA?”
- Performing cover versions of standard songs without sounding like the same like what she did with her own version of “Georgia on My Mind and The Nearness of You”.
- Records sounds good if vocal rendition is not overwhelmed with instruments and this is what happened with “I Put A Spell On You and I Can Dream Can’t I.”
- She showed to budding singers and current pop artists how to make your voice soar without hurting vocal chords like her powerful vocal delivery in “Summertime and September In The Rain.”
- You can make an old song still interesting by creating mix of voices so that the song will stay relevant in current perspective like the way she crooned “I Cover The Waterfront.”
- She also proved that perceived boring songs by today’s generation of listeners can still be pleasurable to listen to like what she did with “Strange Fruit and God Bless The Child.”
- She also experimented with sounds and make an old or standard song sounds different musically but the same vocally as what happened with “You Belong To Me and Mood Indigo.” She maintained the old charm of the song and infuse it with new instrumental arrangement.
Yes, the album NOSTALGIA is not only about songs of long ago, it is about how to cherish the songs in current times. Annie Lennox has just made a great record for young listeners to discover how good the old or standard songs were.
I rate this record 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it