Album review: Caro Emerald - Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor [Platinum Edition]
After flitting around the charts for some months, Emerald’s gleamingly smooth, sassy update on ‘50s cabaret and jazz gets a deserved relaunch with a concert DVD.
It’s been a long haul, but finally Caro Emerald’s sassy, seductively smooth tones - coupled with a dynamic spread of upbeat retro-pop - have made her a serious star.
Her debut uses ‘50s-indebted jazz, cabaret, salsa and samba foundations, updated with contemporary beats and styles, to quietly sparkle.
The whiff of glamourous cocktail bars is expertly mixed with perky Ronson-like trumpets on Dr Wanna Do, scratch-sampling on Absolutely Me, taut disco-infused jazz on new single Stuck, and peppy piano on A Night Like This.
Downbeat French accordion, violins and trumpet are bravely allied to trip-hop beats on the rather excellent I Know That He’s Mine, too.
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Now packaged with a DVD of a 19-song concert with the Grandmono Orchestra in Amsterdam, this is a sterling double-header.
- 1 'Extreme' noise complaint as 150 gather for Islington party
- 2 Statue of Philip Noel-Baker replaced in Islington after 35 years
- 3 Meet the owner of the Camden Passage shop window where nothing is for sale
- 4 Elderly woman robbed of precious watch in daylight Finsbury Park incident
- 5 New pub opens in place of The Monarch in Chalk Farm Road
- 6 New Lidl to open in Finsbury Park's Arts Building next week
- 7 What do smoking and People Friendly Streets have in common?
- 8 'We can do better': Islington Society calls for rethink on Barnard Park plans
- 9 Islington and Camden police chief to leave Met after 29 years
- 10 Two men jailed for life after double murder