Award-winning vocalist Lyn Stanley follows her top-selling Moonlight Sessions with an ultimate tribute to Julie London
Set for release on Valentine's Day weekend, Lyn Stanley honors the Great American Songbook icon with 17 classic songs on London Calling…A Toast To Julie London
In this stunning new collection - London Calling…A Toast To Julie London,listeners will discover a side of singer Lyn Stanley that they haven't heard before. The 17 tunes on this recording explore phases of romance from first glance in ‘Blue Moon' to a missed chance in Cry Me a River.' Most of the wide-ranging material presented here was originally recorded by singer/actress Julie London, along with a couple of offerings that Stanley feels would have been perfect for the sultry songstress, such as "It's Impossible," and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine."
With her distinctive sound and approach, Lyn Stanley brings to mind a method actor, mining the stories and feelings in each tune and getting to the heart of the lyrics. Striving for sensitivity, Stanley stays true to these stories and portrays experiences of people engaged in the dance of romance.
London Callingmarks a big step forward in Lyn Stanley's evolution as a recording artist. Just five years after her debut album in 2013 - Lost in Romance, this new recording provides aunique vision of Julie London with a self-curated set list emanating from Lyn Stanley's clear idea of how each tune should sound, holding true to the composers' ideas, and integrating her own.
Working with many of LA's best session players, and without any written arrangements, the intimate collaboration is nothing short of remarkable. Stanley said; "It was a thrill to hear something that you've brought to life come all so easily." The stellar lineupof musicians included; guitarist John Chiodini; pianists Mike Garson and Christian Jacob; bassistsChuck Berghofer and Michael Valerio; percussionists Luis Conte, Brad Dutz, and Aaron Serfaty, and drummer Paul Kreibich. The sound
Thanks to engineering by Steve Genewick, Rouble Kalpoor, and Spencer Garcia; mixing by Allen Sides, and mastering by Bernie Grundman, the best comes through bright, clear, and magnificently.
Stanley, whose audiophile bona fides and perfectionism in the studio are well established, has also produced artful packaging for the album with gorgeously photographed images, yet another tribute to Julie Londoninspiration. Completing the package are wonderful liner notes by Scott Yanow, offering an historian's perspective on the music, background on each song, and insights to how both Lyn-and Julie!-approached these tunes.
With a Valentine's Day weekend - street date, London Calling…A Toast To Julie Londonis a gift for lovers and lovers of great music, created as it was in the 1960s. Multiple versions of the album will be released including standard and super-audio CD, along with a two-disc vinyl LP set.