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Customer Reviews

Great as always

I have never heard a version of Summer Wind that was as good as Frank Sinatra's original version. All were just an imitation of Sinatra or a reinterpretation that didn't do it justice. But Madeleine's version is fantastic. I'll be playing it just as much as Frank's.

Is it just me???

Does this dinger sound like a reincarnations of Billy Holiday? Or is it just me?


My taste in music Is eclectic. To listen to her is a treat. This is her fourth cd I bought, I just can't resist her music. Love her.


Born: 1973 in Athens, GA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux can best be thought of as a Billie Holiday for the 1990s. Like Holiday, Peyroux was marketed as a jazz singer, when what she seems to do best is sing blues music. Though Peyroux may remind some listeners of Holiday, there are differences; she has her own sense of phrasing and interpretation. Her 1996 Atlantic Records debut, Dreamland, is a brilliant recording, as Peyroux's distinctive voice is not hindered by overly intricate arrangements. Most of the accompaniment on the...
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