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Girl In The Other Room [Hybrid SACD, Enhanced]

Diana Krall Audio CD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)
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1. Stop This World
2. The Girl In The Other Room
3. Temptation
4. Almost Blue
5. I've Changed My Address
6. Love Me Like A Man
7. I'm Pulling Through
8. Black Crow
9. Narrow Daylight
10. Abandoned Masquerade
11. I'm Coming Through
12. Departure boy

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Singer/pianist Diana Krall breaks new ground interpreting modern standards by Tom Waits, Mose Allison, and Joni Mitchell, as well as compositions by her and her new husband, Elvis Costello. Krall's piano-jazz cred comes through loudly and clearly on her Count Basie-styled version of the Bonnie Raitt staple "Love Me Like a Man" (written by folk-bluesman Chris Smither). But it's the collaborations with her spouse that unearth untapped emotional nuances of her velvet voice; many are reminiscent of Bill Evans's moody, impressionistic pieces. The title track, "Narrow Daylight," "Abandoned Masquerade," and "I’m Coming Through" all deal with love and loss. "Departure Bay," a picturesque ode to her hometown of Nanaimo, B.C., proves that this is the start of something big, and that two heads--and hearts--are better than one. --Eugene Holley, Jr.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Diane as singer-songwriter April 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
I had the opportunity to hear samples of all these songs from some Polish website. Then I got to listen to the entire CD on Air Canada. I listened to it twice.
The first thing that you'll notice is that it's a move toward popular music, not the jazz vein where she started. Like on her last couple albums, she starts the album by covering a couple of jazz classics -- Stop This World and I'm Pulling Through. Then, perhaps as a transition, she covering some popular singer-songwriter songs -- Tom Wait's Temptation, new hubby Elvis Costello's Almost Blue, Joni Mitchell's Black Crow and Love Me Like a Man (the Bonnie Raitt did). Finally, the bulk of the work is her own singer-songwriting (well, Elvis helped with the lyrics) -- I've Changed My Address, Narrow Daylight, Abandoned Masquerade, I'm Coming Through and Departure Bay.
Although I'm more of a jazz fan, I'm okay with letting her do her own thing. She's the artist afterall. In her own compositions she reminds me of Joni Mitchell, especially Narrow Daylight and Departure Bay. Not surprisingly, there is also a nice touch of Elvis Costello here (whom I like a lot). All in all, it's a nice combination.
Overall I think Diane is signalling her transition to singer songwriting, or at least trying it out. This is a solid effort and a great freshman effort at that. I give it 4 and a half stars -- a very solid effort. I'm dinging it about half a star for some of her own compositions that don't quite get there. But Departure Bay and Narrow Daylight will be classics, and signal her talent at writing her own material. Most impressively, I think the CD hangs together as a whole.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Audiophile Heaven on Earth. May 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
First of all, although I was a bit hedgy about it at first, "The Girl in the Other Room" is a totally GREAT CD (see my review of the simpler enhanced version). The more I listen to it, the more I've become addicted to it. Aside from the late, great Peggy Lee, no other singer comes to mind who combines coolness with warmth, mystery with frankness, glamour with earthiness, and subtlety with thoroughness. Diana, you give me heart palpitations, and that's a compliment!
Since I was totally impressed by the mixing and mastering on the regular edition, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Super Audio version. Truthfully, the awesome sound detail on the Super Audio CD is SO impressive, it is almost difficult for my human ears to drink it all in. There's a LOT going on from five different speakers and a woofer, all blended beautifully. The most striking feature about the SACD is a longer, slightly different version of the opening song "Stop This World", so if you're a Diana fan, believe me, this is an absolute must-have! And if you don't have a 5.1 system, what the heck are you waiting for? For audiophiles, it is worth EVERY penny. I highly recommend Sony's 5.1 CD/DVD audio.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Diana, a great musician. Making a bad turn? July 2 2004
By Timothy
Format:Audio CD
Don't be misguided by my rating of this album. I encourage you to purchase EVERY album that Diana has ever made. I am a big fan of Diana Krall. Case in point- I traveled from the Cayman Islands via Australia, to see her perform in Toronto, Canada. (Check that out on your maps!) BUT... in my NOT so humble opinion, I feel that Diana would do better to make music with Joni Mitchell or the sort. Joni Mitchell good for Diana...Elvis Costello, well, we'll wait and see. I can only hope that this album is not a sign of what is in store for Diana and her music. I submit the following evidence- Listen to "A Case of You" from her album entitled "Live In Paris" Now listen to any of the 7 songs on this album that Elvis has credit to.- No Elvis, I DON"T THINK SO! Mind you, this is not to be mistaken as a bad review on Elvis' music. I'll eat Ice-cream or Caviar.-Just not together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real jazz Dec 12 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I loved this album. It's a nice departure into true jazz which highlights her own songs and gives the listener examples of some of her best throaty vocal styling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars every song is great ! June 5 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We spent a long weekend in a nice hotel, nice enough to spend lots of time in the room. We put this CD in the CD player and never took it out. Wonderful music. When we came home, we ordered two of the CD's, one for us and one for my Dad. He was listening to it in his room too and loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Re3placement. Feb. 7 2013
By syrn
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is another replacement recording that I have purchased this year, I have enjoyed listening to it again. I would recommend it to other fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A New Dimension July 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
Diana Krall is purportedly the most commercially successful jazz artist recording today. We, admittedly, are not jazz aficionados, yet we do own the last 4 of Krall's cds. So it seems we might be in a good position to speculate as to the reasons for her popularity. We would suggest that those reasons have to do with her being white, blond, attractive, highly publicized and immensely talented. Up to this juncture, her strengths have been her rich, smokey vocal interpretations of, mostly, jazz/pop standards and her brilliant piano styling. Now Krall has suddenly become a triple threat. All it took, apparently was for her to exchange vows and rings with Elvis Costello and she is now a compelling and accomplished songwriter, as well. Half the songs here are Krall-Costello collaborations-mostly haunting, brooding, melodically complex, lyrically suggestive songs which require the most focus and patience. Nevertheless, they reveal another intriguing facet of Ms. Krall and clearly elevate her talents to another plateau. Meanwhile, she (and her regular crew of crackerjack jazz virtuosos) continues to do great work with the material of others including Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Mose Allison and her hubby. But it is her rendition of Chris Smither's (via Bonnie Raitt) bluesy nugget 'Love Me Like a Man' which shows still another side of Ms. Krall-sexy, ballsy and fun. Elvis, apparently, not only has great taste in music but collaborators, as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This is some of the best music I have heard in some time and long overdue from Ms. Krall. I've listened to it so many times I think I may have to buy a replacement before I totally... Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2011 by Dolly
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana with a difference
This is, to my mind, Diana Krall's most interesting, most unconventional CD. I'm sorry to see so many negative or dubious comments, because the song selection and the execution of... Read more
Published on April 9 2010 by Saint Clare
5.0 out of 5 stars A personal and intimate album
Some people like Diana better when she surrounds herself with a lush orchestra and delivers well-known songs that perfectly complement a romantic dinner. Read more
Published on Feb. 3 2007 by Louis
3.0 out of 5 stars Diana*** - Dena*****
I went to two jazz concerts recently one by Diana Krall, and one by Dena Derose. Diana perforrmed most of the songs from her latest album. Read more
Published on July 19 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars Great in the past, and hopefully again in the future
Diana Krall should be credited by helping to end the obnoxious screaming and yelling that became popular with the "love anthems" of Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and... Read more
Published on July 19 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars A Watershed Recording
Don't like it? Your loss. Those of us in the know already realize that this recording will be a watershed in Ms. Krall's long and illustrious career. Read more
Published on July 18 2004
2.0 out of 5 stars ..And Now for Something Different
"The Girl in the Other Room, is something else: her and new husband Elvis Costello's attempts to make music perfect for entertaining in their huge New York apartment. Read more
Published on July 18 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The Continued Musical Evolution Of Diana Krall
There comes a time in all great artists careers when they must diverge from the beaten path and look deep inside their own talent pool to create unique art that is hopefully... Read more
Published on July 17 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, As Usual
There is no other person, past or present that can sing a song and play a piano like Krall. Amazing.
Published on July 15 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed Fan from NorthShore Mass.
We have all of Diana's CD's and love all of them...until we purchased "The Girl In The Other Room". Read more
Published on July 15 2004
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