The first time i became aware of the holly cole trio, i was watching a t.v concert special,possibly new years eve in montreal. i was utterly captivated by the dark haired singer in long black evening gown and long black gloves.When she sang she would find a point in the back of the auditorium and vocalize with such concentration and coolness, i couldn't take my eyes off her. a piano, a stand-up bass and a voice,absolute heaven.
This album has some stand-out songs, they are:
1. Trust in me- gorgeous,love it, calming and serene,BUT...
"trust in me, just in me, close your eyes and trust in me... slip into silent slumber, sail on a silver mist , slowly but surely you're senses will cease.. to exist"
At first i thought it was a beautiful sentiment, like a mother whispering to her child to fall asleep knowing she will protect him/her.But from the tone and wording,i swear she is lulling her victim into a false sense of trust.It turns out it is a song from the jungle book, the snake lulling mowgli? i don't remember the movie,but the song is awesome.
3.If i were a bell- i like this naughty little song, but HATE the violin. It was better in concert.
6. Calling you- now we're talking, a concert staple. "a hot dry wind, blows right through me" ...beautiful !!
7. God will- a song about infidelity. who will forgive? "god does, but i don't- god will, but i won't, that's the difference between god and me". Love it !!