A1This Happy Madness
A2The Summer We Crossed Europe In The Rain
A3One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So)
B1Mais Uma Vez
B2Waiter, Oh Waiter
C1The Changing Lights
C3O Bebado E A Equilibrista/smile
D1Like A Lover
D2The Face I Love
Stacey KentChanging Lights
Pure Pleasure | Item No: 376320
Vinyl LP | 2014 / UK – Original | New
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Stacey Kent's latest recording 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. Highly recommended.