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Call Off The Search [Enhanced]

Katie Melua Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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1. Call Off the Search
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Call Off the Search was released in the U.K. in November of 2003 to deserved acclaim, alongside countless declarations that this 19-year old British music school-educated, Russian-born singer is "the next Norah." There are similarities--Melua does work within a jazz/blues idiom, is strikingly good looking, talented beyond her years, and concentrates more on classics than her own material (ten are covers and two originals). But she's far more of a classic show-biz type singer than the sultry and sophisticated-sounding Jones. On the single "The Closest Thing to Crazy," for instance, Melua's phrasing is pure show tune. But it works for her, as it did for Lena and Liza before. The only weak link resides in a few straight-ahead blues songs, notably the 12-bar stomp "My Aphrodisiac Is You." Melua has the talent, she just lacks the soul to put oomph into a song that namechecks the Kama Sutra (this is as it should be, of course, as she's a teenager, but the choice of material's suspect nonetheless). Melua is a great torch singer who deserves the spotlight; odds are you'll eagerly await her next album before you're even done listening to this all the way through. --Mike McGonigal

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 4 2014
By amateur
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Excellent produit reçu dans les délais et en bon état.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it Aug. 23 2013
By Bernard
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Katie's voice is lovely and this comes with a region 2 DVD too. What a bonus at this price, awesome.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great things are possible July 12 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on an impulse, and rarely take the time to submit a review - but this artist and album are worth the time and effort.
Katie's voice is not powerful, but carefully nuanced. Criticism that her style is not sufficiently soulful or strong rather miss the point - her style is more measured, controlled, and frankly, it's more mature. The difference is akin to the difference between Clapton's original Derek & the Dominoes recording and the later Unplugged version of "Layla" - both are brilliant, but the early version vents rage and frustration, where the later conveys regret, remorse, and perhaps more than a little resignation to the unrequited love. Both are perfectly valid responses, but I've reached the point where I am less likely to rage than to acknowledge that there are things I want but may never have. Melua, surprisingly for one so young, also reflects this maturity, and artfully conveys frustrations and desires, without shouting at the world.
Melua's "Crawling Up a Hill" is a revelation - Mayall's original was a full-on blues tune; this version is jazzy and subtle. "Blame It on the Moon" is wistful and pensive; "Mockingbird" and "My Aphrodisiac is You" are playful and teasing - again, that subtle touch.
Most of the arrangements on the album are beautifully done and superbly played. Unfortunately, the last two tracks are the weakest, and are all that holds this album from getting the 5-star treatment.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ~All the right things for all the right times!~ July 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
Honestly, I have listened to a multitude of Jazz/Blues compellations; Katie is definitely up there with Diana Krall and Norah Jones. In fact, I would say the thing that excites me the most is that Katie has some great qualities that both Diana and Norah possess. I like the calming sensation that Katie brings to sooth the soul, something that Diana Krall does so well. I look forward to plenty more work from this very young, talented artist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfaction review May 23 2010
By W. Woo
Format:Audio CD
I am happy with my purchase of this CD from InandOut Records. It arrived before the stated delivery date and was a brand new copy. So kudos to this Austrian company.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy April 28 2010
Format:Audio CD
I bought my first Katie Melua CD out of curiosity. I had never heard of her. I loved her and her songs/lyrics instantly. I've listened to this CD over and over again. She has a beautiful soft voice. I have 3 of her CD's now. They are all very good. But this one is my favorite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent talent! "Closest thing" hits home July 9 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This girl is excellent and takes me back 20 years, especially on "Closest Thing To Crazy". Buy this release-she's extremely talented :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sorta like Norah, but better June 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
My first impression, when I heard Katie Melua was: "Oh, My God! Norah Jones all over again!" I admit I am not the biggest Norah Jones fan there is, but then... this beautiful 19-year old Russian born singer with a voice of gold proved me wrong.
Her approach to music certainly does not go hand-in-hand with her age: that is to say she's not part of the Britneys or the Christinas of the world. With her music and her charm, she's targeting an older audience (or should I say, "more mature"?) with a blend of jazz and blues, which inevitably reminds a lot of people (myself included) of Norah Jones. The big difference lies in Katie's voice, which powerfully resonates when she sings (along with playing guitar) through every single track in her album.
Overall, I like it: I see potential. Though I still am not playing it over and over, I will continue to keep an eye open and my ears attentive to future works by Katie Melua, as she appears as if she's going to be around for good, as an established voice among the best jazz and blues singers of the world.
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