+ Anthony Wilson, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton u.a.
The Very Best of Diana Krall includes personalized interpretations of timeless vintage standards by such essential composers as George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, Van Heusen and Cahn, and Bacharach and David. The material encompasses the lush romanticism of "S'Wonderful," the playfully seductive humor of "Peel Me A Grape" and the yearning balladry of "I've Got You Under My Skin." Krall also demonstrates her versatility with musical settings that range from the playful swing of "Frim Fram Sauce" to the intimate bossa nova of "The Look of Love".
The collection also features three previously unreleased performances: a moody, evocatively orchestrated reading of the Frank Sinatra classic "Only the Lonely," a pensive reading of "You Go to My Head," a standard popularized by Sinatra and Billie Holiday, and an inventive reworking of Tom Waits' "The Heart of Saturday Night," the latter demonstrating Krall's ability to apply her interpretative abilities to contemporary material.
*** The inclusion of live performances of "Temptation", "Abandoned Masquerade" and "The Girl in the Other Room," on the limited edition of The Very Best of Diana Krall were courtesy of SIC TV (Portugal). Verve Music Group regrets the omission of this credit in the CD liner notes, and thanks SIC again for the use of these performances. ***