The talent of Madeleine Peyroux has provided years and albums worth of great music. Not only has she recorded some original material, but Peyroux has also lent her extraordinary vocal and musical qualities to songs written by Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Willie Dixon, the recent Hall of Fame inductee Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and others, all in a Bessie Smith-styled presentation.
Her last album, Secular Hymns, was released in 2016. All in all, Madeleine Peyroux has seven classic albums out (one for Atlantic Records, three for Rounder Records as well as a ‘best of' set, two for Decca Records, and her last with Verve Records). Her newest, Anthem, arrives, produced and co-written by four-time Grammy winner Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock).
Overall, from its remarkable writing to its savvy mix of subtly topical commentary and outright irreverence, Peyroux's Anthem marks a defining moment in the career of a long-respected artist — it's an album that captures the maturity, humor, intelligence and depth of a woman who has something meaningful to say, even as she entertains.
1. On My Own 2. Down On Me 3. Party Tyme 4. Anthem 5. All My Heroes 6. On a Sunday Afternoon 7. The Brand New Deal 8. Lullaby 9. Honey Party 10. The Ghosts of Tomorrow 11. We Might As Well Dance 12. Liberte