Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Emmy Rossum Sentimental Journey | Album Review

Emmy Rossum is a woman of many talents.  Not only is she an incredible actress (staring in the Showtime series Shameless with William H. Macy.) but, she has a wonderful, whimsical, voice.  Her new album, Sentimental Journey, released on January 29th, is a collection of classic covers that takes us through the American Songbook. 

There are 12 classics on this album, with my favorite being Pretty Paper.  The album has a 1940's feel.  I felt like I was sitting in a club listening to the beautiful singer up on stage and I loved that about this album.  The songs go from slow ballads to quick, up-temp, get up and dance. 

Rossum was taking the tracks of her "passion project" and corresponding with each month of the year.  They had to feel right and fit with that time of year.  Sometimes they weren't a literal fit.  

"Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months."
 If you would like to see the music video for "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" go here.

Sentimental Journey Track Listing:

    “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
    “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
    “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
    “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
    “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
    “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
    “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
    “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
    “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
    “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques PrĂ©vert)
    “Things” (Bobby Darin)
    “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)

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