Entertainment Weekly - p.61
"[I]t's interesting to hear that Victrola voice meet a more contemporary sensibility....[With] smart and emotional material." -- Grade: B
Down Beat - p.803 stars out of 5
-- "Peyroux still sings in dark colors, but she makes a conscious attempt to rise above mere melancholy with her lyrics and vocals."
JazzTimes - p.96
"[The] pleasure -- from the lonely chamber folk of 'Our Lady of Pigalle' to the sweetly barren jazz of 'Somethin' Grand' -- is all ours as Peyroux wheedles and piques the most from every lyrical phrase."
Dirty Linen - p.62
"Peyroux's voice continues to be the main attraction...it's mood now varies more widely, expanding the breadth of its emotional shading..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.984 stars out of 5
-- "[S]he sings with deeper warmth and presence than ever before....With measured words balanced by easy, glowing grooves filled with Hammond, fiddle and her own sweet-spot acoustic rhythm."
Paste (magazine) (p.64) - "Peyroux crosses over into full-fledged-songwriter terrain, penning or co-authoring all 11 tracks....The quality of her performance remains extraordinarily high..."
Personnel: Madeleine Peyroux (vocals, acoustic guitar); Dean Parks (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, clarinet); Carla Kihlstedt (violin, trumpet); Larry Goldings (organ, pump organ); Larry Klein (pump organ, percussion); Vinnie Colaiuta (drums, percussion); Rebecca Pidgeon, Luciana Souza (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Helix Hadar.
Recording information: Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Market Street, Santa Monica, CA.
Author: Madeleine Peyroux.
Photographer: James Minchin.