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Discussion: Diana Krall: The Girl in the Other Room

Posts: 8

Post by Khorn April 11, 2006 (1 of 8)
Just picked this up but haven't opened it yet. It's a good thing I just read the reviews of it here. It's going back for exchange.

I did a review here of 'The Look Of Love' a while back and unfortunately from what I can gather 'The Girl in the Other Room' is more of the same without even some of the "standards".

Pity, she displayed a real Jazz talent in her first albums and those would merit SACDing. It's her choice but, IMHO, I wish she would stick with what she is really good at....Jazz.

Post by deckerm April 11, 2006 (2 of 8)
Khorn said:

Just picked this up but haven't opened it yet. It's a good thing I just read the reviews of it here. It's going back for exchange.

I did a review here of 'The Look Of Love' a while back and unfortunately from what I can gather 'The Girl in the Other Room' is more of the same without even some of the "standards".

Pity, she displayed a real Jazz talent in her first albums and those would merit SACDing. It's her choice but, IMHO, I wish she would stick with what she is really good at....Jazz.

I dont think the songs are anywhere near as good as "When I Look in your Eyes" and I would agree that she should stick to the American Songbook to play from.

Post by azure April 11, 2006 (3 of 8)
Khorn said:

Just picked this up but haven't opened it yet. It's a good thing I just read the reviews of it here. It's going back for exchange.

I did a review here of 'The Look Of Love' a while back and unfortunately from what I can gather 'The Girl in the Other Room' is more of the same without even some of the "standards".

Pity, she displayed a real Jazz talent in her first albums and those would merit SACDing. It's her choice but, IMHO, I wish she would stick with what she is really good at....Jazz.

Khorn, I have it ..........its actually not a bad album...

Post by Khorn April 11, 2006 (4 of 8)
azure said:

Khorn, I have it ..........its actually not a bad album...

My friend has one also and he thinks its pretty good. It's just that I want to spend my resources on music I know I really like as there is so much out there. Unfortunately I have enough SACD titles that don't "move me" just sitting there gathering dust already.

Post by monotone April 11, 2006 (5 of 8)
I must be one of the fews who welcomed her move away from american standards. An album that grows on you, and hopefully not the last SACD from Krall.

Post by Shakespear777 February 28, 2009 (6 of 8)
I agree with Monotone that this album grows on you. Somehow I knew I was going to like Temptation before I heard it. I became aquainted with Ms. Kralls name throught the Klipsh forum. It seemed like every other song or album mentioned was Diana Krall so I took a chance without having read any reviews.
Again it took some effort on my part to let this grow on me. She certainly does have the feminine thing going on and I find the sensual quality of her voice compelling. Since I'm new to SACD I can't say much about the quality or the details of the music but I'm greatly appreciative of the recordings vs CD or even most vinyl because of the clarity and precision. I know this flys in the face of some more knowlegeable listeners but its just my opinion. I'm crazy about SACD.

Post by Paul February 28, 2009 (7 of 8)
monotone said:

An album that grows on you, and hopefully not the last SACD from Krall.

Agreed--the first listen left me cold and it sat untouched for months; one day I was bored and slipped the disc in to see if I still didn't care for it and was surprised at how much I'd changed my opinion. I enjoy many tracks from it now.

Post by The Seventh Taylor March 1, 2009 (8 of 8)
Shakespear777 said:

Since I'm new to SACD I can't say much about the quality or the details of the music but I'm greatly appreciative of the recordings vs CD or even most vinyl because of the clarity and precision. I know this flys in the face of some more knowlegeable listeners but its just my opinion.

I don't think it does, not at all. In fact your description is spot-on.

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