Glad Rag Doll [Deluxe Version]

Glad Rag Doll [Deluxe Version]

by Diana Krall

CD(Special Edition)

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Diana Krall's extraordinary new album, 'Glad Rag Doll' is an exhilirating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.

The record reveals itself at that remarkable vanishing point in time where all music; swinging, rocking and taboo, collide with songs of longing, solace and regret. All are made new again in a vaudeville of Krall's own imagining.

It is at once a major departure and a natural progression for the gifted musician. Diana simply calls the album, "a song and dance record".

"We all just went in there as if the songs were written yesterday. I didn't want to make a period piece or nostalgia record," said Krall.

In fact, these are songs that Krall has spent a lifetime contemplating. Both her childhood home and her current address are stacked with 78rpm records and song folios filled with precious and unpolished gems, songs that have not worn out their lustre from repetition.

If any of these songs could be identified as "20's or 30's music", then they are 20's or 30's songs as imagine for the 21st Century.

The same could be said for a startling rendition of the Pomus classic, "Lonely Avenue", first cut in the 1950s.

The contemplative, contemporary reading of the old Gene Austin recording of "Let It Rain" finds a sympathetic echo in Krall's exquisite rendition of Buddy and Julie Miller's more recent ballad of spiritual longing, "Wide River To Cross".

Working for the first time with renowned producer T Bone Burnett and engineer Mike Pierante, Krall revels in a fresh sonic playground captured in the vivid grain and deep resonant focus of analog tape. Burnett has assembled a distinguished cast of remarkable men to complement Krall's piano contribution at an 1890s Steinway upright.

From the hushed to the howling, Marc Ribot's poised and sympathetic solo guitar accompaniment on the title track contrasts beautifully with a range of surprising sounds and colors.

As ever with a Diana Krall record, her distinctive feel and unique sense of time is crucial. She has established a new and exciting rhythmic rapport with drummer Jay Bellerose and bassist Dennis Crouch that has let loose some of her most joyous piano playing heard on record to date.

Among new elements brought into spontaneous arrangement process are the mysterious, sometimes comedic commentaries coming from keyboards of Keefus Green.

And that's where the shotgun comes in...

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2012
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602537126934
catalogNumber: 001732610
Rank: 6204

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diana Krall   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Marc Ribot   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar,Ukulele,6-string bass,E Flat Horn
T Bone Burnett   Electric Guitar
Dennis Crouch   Bass
Colin Linden   Dobro,Electric Guitar
Jay Bellerose   Drums
Howard Coward   Ukulele,Background Vocals,Mandola,Guitar (Tenor)
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Keefus Ciancia   Keyboards,Mellotron

Technical Credits

Billy Hill   Composer
Carroll Gibbons   Composer
Julie Miller   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Producer
Lewis   Composer
Tom Perme   Equipment Technician
Doc Pomus   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Diana Krall   Producer
Betty James   Composer
George Jessel   Composer
Mike Piersante   Engineer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Howard E. Johnson   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Sherman   Composer
Dan Dougherty   Composer
Milton Drake   Composer
James Dyrenforth   Composer
Hal Dyson   Composer
Albert Von Tilzer   Composer
Carl Hoefle   Composer
Ruth Levy   Producer
James Kendis   Composer
Edwin Fotheringham   Illustrations
Edward Johnson   Composer
Chris Potter   Producer,Engineer
Kristen Vallow   Prop Stylist
Steven P. Miller   Composer
Christine Cantella   Stylistic Assistant

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