Sultry and sophisticated songbird jazz backed by guitar icon Barney Kessel! Includes culturally corrected cover art & photos featuring the real Claudia Thompson, 2 CD only bonus tracks, and new liner notes from Laina Dawes.
“Goodbye to Love is both a collection of re-envisioned Jazz standards, crafted with a delicate touch and more importantly, introduces this young ingenue and highlights Claudia Thompson’s soulful voice to the world. On ‘Gloomy Sunday,’ Thompson's rendition is accompanied by a plaintive, soft, Spanish-inflected guitar, courtesy of famed guitarist Barney Kessel, that accentuates her measured vocal performance, suggesting that she understands the importance of this song. She makes this version, first recorded by Billie Holiday, her own through this softness, replacing the serrated, wisened edges of Holiday’s delivery by embodying a quiet desperation to recapture the love of a lost one. Thompson is careful about her vocal inflections, adding a nuance that allows the listener to dream of being with her, wanting to know who she is and why she is so lonely. Her desire is palatable, yet there is something in her voice that suggests that this woman has lived a life full of emotional entanglements and disappointments.” – Laina Dawes
• Finally issued on CD and featuring photos of the artist!
• Exquisite new liner notes by Laina Dawes that unravel the mystery behind this obscure release.
• Backed by jazz pioneer Barney Kessel’s stellar playing, Claudia’s perfectly tuned and wildly dramatic voice sparkles.
Also available on pink vinyl from Vinyl Me Please!
Some Of These Days • Body And Soul • If I Should Lose You • Stormy Weather • I’m Through With Love • The Morning After • Goodbye • Blue Prelude • You Call It Madness • Fan Me • I Was Yours • Gloomy Sunday • Goodnight My Pet* • Gloomy Sunday (7" Version)*