Madeleine Peyroux ‎- Standing On The Rooftop (2xLP)

Madeleine Peyroux ‎- Standing On The Rooftop (2xLP)
Madeleine Peyroux ‎- Standing On The Rooftop (2xLP)
Format: Vinyl (2xLP) 
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Label (Code): Decca ‎(B0015637-01)
Special Attributes: Single sleeve cover, includes double-sided insert containing album credits.
Release Date: 07/2011
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"...This is a fine, largely original album, give or take a handful of covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Lennon and McCartney, and Robert Johnson, and a couple from a recently kindled composing partnership with the Stones' Bill Wyman..." (

"...It includes eight originals and four covers, among them a poem by W.H. Auden set to music by Ribot entitled "Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love." The music is summery and laid-back. The languid parlor-room reading of "Martha My Dear" by Lennon & McCartney has a deliberate old-timey feel and twins well with "Fickle Dove" (one of two Peyroux tunes written with Scheinman). Robert Johnson's "Love in Vain," with its strange pump organ backdrop and studio echo, indulges the kinds of production tricks Tom Waits might employ in disguising a blues. That said, this song too has a twin of sorts in the sonically similar title track; a clattering rag blues with ambient electronics held in check by Peyroux's elegantly earthy vocal. Ribot's acoustic guitar and Toussaint's upright on the Auden poem give the singer a perfectly loose frame to create a song inside. The thin, lean, funky blues on "The Kind You Can't Afford" (co-written with former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman) and Bob Dylan's "I Threw It All Away" are both slow shuffles and high points..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 Martha My Dear
A2 The Kind You Can't Afford
A3 Leaving Home Again
A4 The Things I've Seen Today

B1 Fickle Dove
B2 Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love
B3 Standing On The Rooftop
B4 I Threw It All Away

C1 The Party Oughta Be Comin' Soon
C2 Superhero
C3 Love In Vain
C4 Don't Pick A Fight With A Poet

D1 Meet Me In Rio
D2 Ophelia
D3 The Way Of All Things

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