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Old 03-31-2012, 01:39 PM
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Katy Lootens - a local girl who sings beautifully and has done very well!

Thanks for the suggestion Jeff. Just pulled this one up on MOG to give it a try.

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Katie is a fine artist. Nice choice.

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Yes, I've fallen in love with Katie again. One aspect that I really like about her records is that (unlike Adele) the sound quality is very high. The producer appropriately set levels and did not purposefully add any distortion for effect. Really good stuff.
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and now ... more Katie Melua. Perfect music for an overcast Saturday afternoon.
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Melody Gardot
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Karl.......How is this Melody Gardot recording? Is the quality of the recording up to her more recent releases?


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The recording quality is not as high, but is still thoroughly enjoyable. The tracks were not recorded at the same time and some are more or less noisy than others. I would categorize the noise as underproduction rather than overproduction, and I find a bit of underproduction to be much easier to listen to than the overproduction found on some artists' albums (*cough* Adele *cough*). Indeed, on such an intimate album, the underproduction is somewhat endearing.

This was the one recorded just after her accident, and there's some amazing emotion and feeling to many of the tracks. I highly recommend it if you are at all enamored with Ms. Gardot (like I am).
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Lisbeth Scott- Hope Is A Thing

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Chris Isakk - Beyond The Sun

There are some really good covers on this album.

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