18 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Diana Krall is well established as an interpreter of standards. For her 11th studio album, vocalist/pianist and Nanaimo native goes back to the pre-standards era, taking on the 78 RPM records she heard at home growing up in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Glad Rag Doll mostly features songs from the '20s, including the melancholy title track from 1928. It marks Krall's first collaboration with famed producer T Bone Burnett (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Roy Orbison), who worked with her husband, Elvis Costello, in the mid- to late ‘80s. Burnett brought along some of his regular crew, including guitar wizard Marc Ribot and the understated drummer Jay Belarose, for an album that showcases a markedly different yet instantly recognizable aspect of Krall’s artistry.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Diana Krall is well established as an interpreter of standards. For her 11th studio album, vocalist/pianist and Nanaimo native goes back to the pre-standards era, taking on the 78 RPM records she heard at home growing up in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Glad Rag Doll mostly features songs from the '20s, including the melancholy title track from 1928. It marks Krall's first collaboration with famed producer T Bone Burnett (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Roy Orbison), who worked with her husband, Elvis Costello, in the mid- to late ‘80s. Burnett brought along some of his regular crew, including guitar wizard Marc Ribot and the understated drummer Jay Belarose, for an album that showcases a markedly different yet instantly recognizable aspect of Krall’s artistry.

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Ratings and Reviews

HannahSomers ,

This is genius—Soooo great

I love standards, jazz, and Diana Krall. I discovered 1920s music a few years ago, pre-Boardwalk Empire, loved it, and bought boatloads of that old music. Some 1920s and 1930s less well-known songs getting the Krall treatment: It just does’t get any better than this.

Orange County Resident ,

Great Album

We saw her concert of these songs before hearing the album. The concert was fantastic. Bought the album right after. It may be different from her past songs but churning out the same material time after time gets boring for everyone. I'm glad she tried something not done before. It is a great success in my book.

NorthStar12 ,

Haunting and Soulful

I saw Diana Krall for the first time on her Glad Rag Doll tour. I already had most of her albums. This album hearkens back to the earliest recorded music, predating the standards Krall so famously masters. She had her gramophone on tour from her childhood living room. Lovingly and reverently is how she approaches this music, which is both unfamiliar and recognizable. I return to it again and again. Krall is more than the sum of the
standards, so if you're not looking for another Nat Cole inspired album that honors the roots of Modern music, you may come to love the haunting echoes of Glad Rag Doll. It reminds me of your first sip of smoky scotch after a steady diet of vodka martinis.

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