Chrissie Hynde & The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble – Valve Bone Woe (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:05:54 minutes | 742 MB | Genre: Jazz
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The amazing Chrissie Hynde displays yet another volte face in her incredible career with the release of her new album ‘Valve Bone Woe’ on September 6.
The album features 14 tracks written by a stunning array of classic songwriters and innovators, including Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael, Charlie Mingus, John Coltrane, Nick Drake, Ray Davies and Rodgers and Hammerstein.
‘Valve Bone Woe’ was produced by Marius De Vries and Eldad Guetta and recorded with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble at Air Studios in London.
With their eponymous debut album released in 1980, The Pretenders stood out from the crowd. Punk rock, new wave and synth-pop were taking over the UK by storm, but Chrissie Hynde’s band could not give a toss! They made rock’n’roll. Real rock’n’roll. Almost 40 years later, the high priestess, now 68 years old, has a unique style and solitary nature. The proof lies in this record, which seems to have been released in the wrong decade, exclusively to cover a jazz angle. With Valve Bone Woe , Chrissie Hynde, Ray Davies (from the Kinks) and Jim Kerr (from Simple Minds), Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Nick Drake, John Coltrane, Ray Davies. She even sings Charles Trenet’sWhat is left of our love in French! Strictly speaking, it’s hard to classify this beautifully strange album as jazz, since it also makes easy listening, movie music, soul and even dub! As is often the case when a “rock” artist decides to record a so-called “jazz” album. However, it is this eclecticism that gives this impeccably arranged album (produced by the Marius de Vries / Eldad Guetta duet) all its flavor. All Chrissie Hynde has made it easy to find her voice instantly. – Marc Zisman
1 How Glad I Am
2 Caroline, No
3 I’m a Fool to Want You
4 I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
5 Meditation on a Pair of Wire Cutters
6 Once I Loved
7 Wild Is the Wind
8 You Don’t Know What Love Is
9 River Man
10 Absent Minded Me
12 Hello, Young Lovers
13 No Return
14 Que reste-t-il de nos amours ?