Lyn Stanley – London Calling: A Toast To Julie London (2018)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:37 minutes | F/R Covers + Digital Booklet | 1,87 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | F/R Covers + Digital Booklet | 1,62 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | F/R Covers + Digital Booklet | 1,43 GB
Analogue Recording | Label: A.T. Music LLC # ATM 3107
Award-winning vocalist Lyn Stanley follows her top-selling Moonlight Sessions with an ultimate tribute to Julie London. In this stunning collection, London Calling : A Toast To Julie London, listeners will discover a side of singer Lyn Stanley that they havent heard before. This is gift for lovers and lovers of great music, created as it was in the 1960s.
London Calling marks a big step forward in Lyn Stanleys evolution as a recording artist. Just five years after her debut album in 2013 – Lost in Romance, this recording provides a unique vision of Julie London with a self-curated set list emanating from Lyn Stanleys clear idea of how each tune should sound, holding true to the composers ideas, and integrating her own.
The 17 tunes on this recording explore phases of romance from first glance in Blue Moon to a missed chance in Cry Me a River. Most of the wide-ranging material presented here was originally recorded by singer/actress Julie London, along with a couple of offerings that Stanley feels would have been perfect for the sultry songstress, such as Its Impossible, and I Heard It Through the Grapevine. With her distinctive sound and approach, Lyn Stanley brings to mind a method actor, mining the stories and feelings in each tune and getting to the heart of the lyrics. Striving for sensitivity, Stanley stays true to these stories and portrays experiences of people engaged in the dance of romance.
Working with many of LAs best session players, and without any written arrangements, the intimate collaboration is nothing short of remarkable. Lyn Stanley, whose audiophile bona fides and perfectionism in the studio are well established, has also produced artful packaging for the album with gorgeously photographed images, yet another tribute to Julie London inspiration. Completing the package are wonderful liner notes by Scott Yanow, offering an historians perspective on the music, background on each song, and insights to how both Lynand Julie approached these tunes.
01. Goody Goody
02. Call Me Irresponsible
03. Bye Bye Blackbird
04. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
05. How About Me?
06. Cry Me A River
07. As Time Goes By
09. It’s Impossible
10. Blue Moon
11. I’ve Got A Crush On You
12. Light My Fire
14. Go Slow/Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast
15. You The Night And The Music
16. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
17. Summertime (Piano/Vocal version)
Lyn Stanley – vocals
John Chiodini – guitar
Mike Garson – piano
Christian Jacob – piano
Chuck Berghofer – bass
Mike Valerio – bass
Paul Kreibich – drums
Aaron Serfaty – drums, percussion
Luis Conte – percussion
Brad Dutz – percussion
Recorded and Mixed at United Recording, Studio A in Hollywood, CA.
Engineered by Steve Genewick. Mixed by Allen Sides. Mastered by Bernie Grundman.
This High Fidelity recording using analog mixing and mastering.