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  Verve -
  Diana Krall: The Look of Love
  "The Look of Love"

Diana Krall
Track listing:
  1. S'Wonderful
2. Love Letters
3. I Remember You
4. Cry Me A River
5. Besame Mucho
6. The Night We Called It A Day
7. Dancing In The Dark
8. I Get Along Without You Very Well
9. The Look Of Love
10. Maybe You'll Be There
  Jazz - Vocal
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Review by monotone March 31, 2004 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
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Diana Krall has the best 'easy-listening' voices around. The only problem I have with this album is the arranger/conductor, Claus Ogerman... it sounded like a replica of Joáo Gilberto's 'Amoroso' (which he arranged & conducted) and I think Joáo did a far more 'romantic' interpretation of the songs.

The other issue is the surround mastering of the album. Verve tends to enjoy throwing instruments around to maximise the surround effects, which often doesn't really work. A good example of multichannel well done is Tony Bennett & k d lang's What A Wonderful World, subtle but effective and realistic. All in all, the SACD version definitely out performs the CD version, especially on tracks like 'Cry Me A River', where the SACD replay sounded fully & smoother.

Might not be the best jazz recording, but easily one of the best easy listening albums around. If you like this, grab the other SACD, 'When I Look Into Your Eyes', a far better performance too!

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Review by Hunt March 18, 2006 (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
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If you're a major Diana Krall fan, like I am, don't waste your money on this commercial sellout. Bland orchestral arrangements, zombie-like singing on many of the tracks - this is muzak. A couple of the songs have some personality - it's like Diana suddenly woke up for a few minutes. Not worth the price of admission.

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Review by Khorn September 24, 2003 (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Maybe it's just me but, I find that I can't sit and just listen to this disc. Nothing wrong with the recording or selection of tunes but I find it just...well boring is the best way I can describe it. IMO it could have been so much more with a few good backing jazz improvisationalists. The cut 'Cry Me A River' is enjoyable but more so for the tune itself than anything else.

I don't know what the objective was in bringing this one out but to me it is not much more than something to put on in the background and then you would ask yourself "Why bother in the first place?".

This one is headed for the good old "trade bin".

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