180g Vinyl Double LP! Pressed at RTI! Mastered by Bernie Grundman!
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Lyn Stanley honors the Great American Songbook icon with 17 classic songs on London Calling…A Toast To Julie London
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 haven’t heard before. 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 “It’s 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.
London Calling marks a big step forward in Lyn Stanley’s 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 Stanley’s clear idea of how each tune should sound, holding true to the composers’ ideas, and integrating her own.
Working with many of LA’s best session players, and without any written arrangements, the intimate collaboration is nothing short of remarkable. Stanley said; “It was a thrill to hear something that you’ve brought to life come all so easily.” The stellar lineup of musicians include guitarist John Chiodini, pianists Mike Garson and Christian Jacob, bassists Chuck Berghofer and Michael Valerio, percussionists Luis Conte, Brad Dutz, and Aaron Serfaty, and drummer Paul Kreibich.
Thanks to engineering by Steve Genewick, Rouble Kalpoor, and Spencer Garcia; mixing by Allen Sides, and mastering by Bernie Grundman, the best comes through bright, clear, and magnificently.
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 historian’s perspective on the music, background on each song, and insights to how both Lyn—and Julie!—approached these tunes.
London Calling…A Toast To Julie Londonis a gift for lovers and lovers of great music, created as it was in the 1960s.
Features: • 180g Vinyl • Double LP • Mastered by Bernie Grundman • Pressed at RTI • 20 page 11 x11 inch full color booklet • 24 point high quality paper gatefold jacket
Musicians: Lyn Stanley, vocals John Chiodini, featured guitar Mike Garson, piano Christian Jacob, piano Chuck Berghofer, bass Mike Velerio, bass Paul Kreibich, drums Aaron Serfaty, drums, percussion Luis Conte, percussion Brad Dutz, percussion
Selections: 1. Goody Goody 2. Call Me Irresponsible 3. Bye Bye Blackbird 4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Bonus Track 5. How About Me? 6. Cry Me A River 7. As Time Goes By 8. Summertime - Band Version 9. It’s Impossible - Bonus Track 10. Blue Moon 11. I’ve Got A Crush On You 12. Light My Fire 13. Sway 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