Stacey Kent Let Yourself Go: Celebrating Fred Astaire on 180-gram import double LP
Remastererd by Ray Staff at Air Mastering
“Let Yourself Go is an exceptional collection of 13 tunes written by the cream of popular song writers — Berlin, Gershwin Brothers, and others — honoring Fred Astaire’s contributions to the vocal art. With his low key, narrow ranged voice, Astaire probably introduced and/or made popular more songs that were destined to become standard entries in the Great American Songbook than any other artist.
“Kent delivers this selective play list with one of three musical combinations, just piano, with piano plus rhythm, and with a larger aggregation which includes sax and guitar. Irrespective of the instrumental context, all of the tunes are delivered with Stacey’s pleasant nasal twang to help her create the impression that the lyrics she’s singing are part of an intimate one on one conversation with each listener. There’s nothing over dramatic on this album. No gimmicks, just a voice as engaging as any on the scene conveying the meaning of a melody in the tradition of the person she is honoring, the inestimable Astaire.
|1||Let Yourself Go|
|2||They Can’t Take That Away From Me|
|3||I Won’t Dance|
|1||Isn’t This A Lovely Day?|
|2||They All Laughed|
|3||He Loves And She Loves|
|1||Shall We Dance?|
|2||One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)|
|1||A Fine Romance|
|2||I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan|
|3||I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket|