Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Girl In The Other Room

There were some things that I found I really enjoyed singing about; like, on the title track, there's this film-noir character of a woman who's sort of losing it in a room --Diana Krall

Live performance | Diana Krall official site


Cloudia said...

Yeah...she's got IT!

Like you

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Richard Prosch said...

This is the song--and the album that introduced me to Krall and I still think it's her best. The whole thing is haunting, evocative, just top notch.

Scott Parker said...

I've got all her material and this is the CD I like best. She writes half the tunes with her then new husband--Elvis Costello. She had just lost her mom and the emotion in the songs is tangible. Ironically, her rendition of "Black Crow" is my favorite from the CD. There's a delicacy, a fragile-ness to the music and the raw emotion of the lyrics that I really find breathtaking. The DVD of her live show is excellent. I have to admit that when she returned to standards for her next album, I felt a bit let down. This is Krall's forgotten album...except for those in the know.

Charles Gramlich said...

I kind of like this, although normally this would be about a light year too slow for my tastes. It's got a nice feel to it, though.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I think Diana Krall has a beautiful voice. I've only seen a couple of her performances, but her Sesame Street one is my favorite so far. :)

Sarah Hina said...

She is a gem. I always love it when you post videos, David, because you have such impeccable taste. :)

This song is stunning. It tugs on places deep within.

David Cranmer said...

Cloudia, It's got me!

Richard, Same here. This is the album that hooked me on her incredible talent. Evocative without a doubt.

Scott, You know Costello has that edge that gives the extra depth. He did the same thing for Paul McCartney's Flowers In The Dirt.

Charles, You just have to have a slow album in that headbangers collection of yours.

Alyssa, I've included a live performance link on this post. As you would suspect, toppermost.

Sarah, impeccable taste! Carumba. Thank you.

pattinase (abbott) said...

She and Elvis. What a pair and she interviews him on Spectacle this week.

Scott Parker said...

Spectacle! Now THAT'S a great show. The Springsteen episodes are wonderful but I really dug the singer/songwriters episode with Lyle Lovett, et. al.

Diana and Elvis's anniversary is my birthday. And, yes, they called me and arranged that date in particular... ;-)

David Cranmer said...

Man, I'm so out of touch. I had no idea what Spectacle was until I just looked it up.