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|8. If I Start To Cry|
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2000 album from the jazz/ pop chanteuse, a collection of 12 covers of choice jazz & pop songs. Includes her renditions of Paul Simon's 'One Trick Pony', Randy Newman's 'Ghosts', Sammy Chan & James Van Heusen's 'Come Fly With Me', Ralph Bass & Lowman Pauling's 'Dedicated To The One I Love' and Stephen Sondheim's 'Loving You'. The first single from the album, 'Make It Go Away', is a re-working of a track from her 1997 album 'Dark Dear Heart'. No domestic release has been scheduled and her last four releases were import only. Standard jewelcase.
Top Customer Reviews
But now, Romantically Helpless has completely satisfied me. This is a great collection and variety of songs by Holly and her band. I feel so good that, in my opinion, she is returning to some of the style that made her earlier CDs so good.
The way that Holly enunciates the words as she sings is really appealing to me. I particularly like the title song, Romantically Helpless. Thanks Holly. You are just wonderful.
BUT something just went wrong with this one.
Having stuck with the jazz format for years, Holly had begun to stray further a field in recent years with Temptation and the simply stellar pop gem, Dear Dark Heart. Having loved her new direction, I couldn't wait to see her take DDH a step further or at least pull it off again.
But with Romantically Hopeless, Holly apparently took over two years to make the record and it shows. Holly's strength has always been taking covers of overlooked songs and making them her own. For some reason here she seems to have lost her inspiration, going back to a lot of stale well-worn jazz standards like Come Fly With Me, Don't Fence Me In, and That Old Black Magic - and doesn't do much with them to make you forget other versions. She even does an unnecessary remake of Make It Go Away from her last album. A couple tracks like If I Start to Cry are standouts but do little to make this one a must buy. Hopefully next time out Holly can regroup and bring back more of the magic.
Most recent customer reviews
I don't want to totally trash the CD, but the remake of "Make it go away" didn't work for me, and the song selection took too many risks that didn't pan out. Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2000
Another masterpiece from the most gifted artist to ever set foot in a recording studio!!! I can't wait to hear these songs live!Published on Aug. 29 2000
All right. So she starts with jazz and pop standards in a trio format. By her third full outing, "Don't Smoke in Bed," she's pretty much perfected that approach. Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2000
Having been a Holly Cole fan for at least 7-8 years now, I am familiar with her older jazzier style, and some die hards will say this swing into pop is no good, but I must... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2000 by S. Vernon
This album is as close to perfect as any album Holly Cole has done in the past. Unlike some, I fully enjoy the expanded production values on Cole's newer material, feeling that... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2000
I'm enough of a Holly Cole fanatic to have bought the import version of her new album. Unfortunately, it is by far her weakest album. Read morePublished on July 11 2000 by Kenneth Stein