ARTIST: Caro Emerald
TITLE: Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor
YEAR RELEASED: 2010
CHART ACTION: #4 UK
SINGLES: Back It Up (#190 UK), A Night Like This (#65 UK), That Man (#84 UK), Stuck, Riviera Life
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Not here
LINEUP: Caro Emerald, David Schreurs, Jan van Wiegingen, session musicians
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: A great combo of jazz / swing sounds with contemporary pop idioms.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Trained as a jazz singer, Caro Emerald burst onto the scene in the Netherlands with some smash hit singles. Backed by a great combo that blends classic jazz and swing sounds with some modern flourishes, Emerald’s sound is pleasing and fun.
Her singing is expressive and fluid. She’s not trying to hit every high and low note, but rather would just rather use her voice to evoke moods and expressions. Her style and the sound crafted by hers and her producers make it so that she’s not a retro act, but a blend of old and new.
This is a fun record that’s great to put on for many moods.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: She was born in Amsterdam to a Dutch father and Aruban mother.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: Yes. A deluxe Italian musician and remixes.
GRADE: A: The songs are varied enough to keep you interested, and the arrangements and vocals are fun.