Product Code: MFSL2-327
Artist: Patricia Barber
Origin: USA
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (2010)
Format: 2 X LP
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Record: M
Genre: Jazz N

The Cole Porter Mix (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Original Master Recording)

Sealed - Brand new numbered limited edition mobile fidelity half speed mastered 180 gram 2LP vinyl. Made in USA.

While Porter is her favorite songwriter, she does anything but a 'standard' read on his tunes, though she never undermines their integrity. The album is called a 'mix' because Barber has woven three of her own tunes - written after the manner of Porter's - into the fabric of the album. Given her austere yet highly original readings of his songs, they fit in seamlessly. All the while, the sense of a taut harmonic melody is inseparable from the lyrics, unveiling the secret intent in the song for both listener and singer. The Cole Porter Mix is a very modern form of imitation, as evidenced not only by interpretation but in her evocative compositions too; they mark the greatest form of flattery. But it is also an ingenious manner of reconsidering Porter - and Barber - with fresh ears.