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Stacey Kent - The Changing Lights 2x 180g Vinyl LP
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Stacey Kent - The Changing Lights 2x 180g Vinyl LP

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Stacey Kent - The Changing Lights 2x 180g Vinyl LP

Pure Pleasure Records, Catalogue Number PPAN 17529

Stacey Kent's "Changing Lights" album once again demonstrates her vocal mastery. The immaculate intonation, timing and diction are flawless to the point of sheer purity. Her voice becomes an instrument with impeccable clarity and minimal vibrato.


Her focus on this album is largely Latin numbers switching English with clever changes into Portuguese, and French imperceptibly.

There are covers of bossa nova numbers from Tom Jobim and two songs written by novelist and lyricist Kashou Ishiguro; namely the title song 'Changing Lights', a sublime number, and 'The Summer We Crossed Europe' a story gracefully sung by Ms. Kent. 'Waiter, Oh Waiter' is a neat request for help in choosing from a foreign menu. 'How Insensitive' is quite the opposite. 

The Brazilian 'One Note Samba' is a difficult number to handle at such pace with the short-spaced almost staccato notes; Stacey effortlessly takes the scale runs in her stride.
The arrangements and accompaniment of husband Jim Tomlinson are outstanding. The rhythm section is wonderfully subtle with particular praise for the percussionists, pianist Graham Harvey and the Latino guitarists' phrasing. However, this is Stacey Kent's record first and foremost; impressive and top class.


Side A:
1. This Happy Madness
2. The Summer We Crossed Europe In The Rain
3. One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota Só) 
Side B:
4. Mais Uma Vez
5. Waiter, Oh Waiter
6. O Barquinho
Side C:
1. The Changing Lights
2. How Insensitive
3. O Bêbado E A Equilibrista / Smile 
Side D:
4. Like A Lover
5. The Face I Love
6. A Tarde
7. Chanson Légère


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