Multiple styles displayed on Holly Cole’s 1993 sophomore album
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original master tapes
Plating and 200-gram vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings!
Old-style gatefold tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing
“Superlative, small-group jazz, as definitive a recipe for audiophile acceptance as a concept gets, this absolute stunner from 1993 has long demonstrated the worth of a sound system at shows. Remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original master tapes and pressed on 200g vinyl, it delivers immediate satisfaction on every level, a rare case of the music matching the sonics. Silky sound, seductive vocals, refreshing reworkings of ‘I Can See Clearly Now,’ ‘The Tennesee Waltz’ (covered so many times that it’s a miracle one can find a new delivery), a cheeky but sincere ‘Que Sera Sera’ — this is a no-brainer purchase on every level: it’s why we love LPs.” — Sound Quality: 90% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, May 2019
Holly Cole brings her own dimension to the tradition of cabaret, a strong voice that’s still capable of nuance, an ear for quirky repertoire, and a light touch that keeps some of these performances floating just at the edge of irony.
On her second album, 1993’s Don’t Smoke in Bed, Cole explores varied musical styles, adding pop, blues, country and a French ballad to her standard, low-key jazz. It’s a favorite of ours, which is why for this Analogue Productions reissue we’ve given it the reissue treatment it deserves. Bernie Grundman did the mastering, from the original analog tapes, at his Los Angeles studio, giving this release a spectacular foundation. Plating and pressing on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl was done by Gary Salstrom and crew at Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world’s finest-sounding LPs. Lastly we wrapped up the whole package in a premium gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing. There’s nothing but aces in this smokin’ hot reissue and the quality shines through.
|1||I Can See Clearly Now|
|2||Don’t Let the Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart|
|3||Get Out Of Town|
|4||So and So|
|5||The Tennessee Waltz|
|6||Everyday Will Be A Holiday|
|7||Blame It On My Youth|
|8||Ev’rything I’ve Got|
|9||Je Ne T’Aime Pas|
|10||Cry (If you Want To)|
|11||Que Sera Sera|
|12||Don’t Smoke In Bed|