Emilie-Claire Barlow – Clear Day (2015/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 66:43 minutes | 2,64 GB | Genre: Jazz
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 66:43 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | © 2xHD
Emilie-Claire Barlow continues to endear herself with her relaxed, polished demeanour, her charming humour, and a VOICE OF UNFORGETTABLE BEAUTY. Canada’s incomparable vocal jazz jewel, Emilie-Claire Barlow’s 10th album is all about big change. It has a big sound, backed by Netherland’s 69-musician-strong Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley, which accompanies Barlow’s five-piece band. This album is fresh, it sounds big, arranged to perfection, record & mastered with surgical precision but at the end of the day it is all about Emilie’s flawless voice.
The Juno award-winning Emilie-Claire Barlow is now clearly established as one of Canada’s very best jazz vocalists. She has also developed into an ace arranger, and both talents coalesce to stunning effect on Clear Day, the most ambitious offering yet in a prolific discography (it’s her 11th album). Her interpretive gifts and pure vocals are displayed in fresh versions of tunes from a wide range of artists (Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Van Morrison to Coldplay, David Bowie and Queen, and Pat Metheny). All the songs were chosen to help tell the chronological story of a recent emotionally turbulent period in her life. Barlow and co-producer Steve Webster recruited Amsterdam’s world-renowned 70-piece Metropole Orkest (Elvis Costello) and conductor Jules Buckley to bring some of these songs a gloriously rich orchestral sound.
01 – Amundsen
02 – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
03 – Midnight Sun
04 – Because
05 – Fix You
06 – Unrequited
07 – Under Pressure
08 – Si J’etais un Homme
09 – (It’s Just) Talk
10 – The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
11 – La Llorona
12 – I Don’t Know Where I Stand
13 – Sweet Thing
14 – Mineiro de Coração
Produced by Emilie-Claire Barlow & Steve Webster.
DSD version separately generated directly from the analog signal.
2xHD mastering by René Laflamme. 2xHD Executive Producer André Perry.