Saturday, January 19, 2013

CD Review: Emmy Rossum's Sentimental Journey


 
Sentimental Journey Track Listing:


  1. “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
  2. “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
  3. “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
  4. “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
  5. “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
  6. “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
  7. “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
  8. “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
  9. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
  10. “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
  11. “Things” (Bobby Darin)
  12. “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)
MY REVIEW:
Sentimental Journey is a collection of classic beloved American songs from the 1920s to 1960s. I really didn't know what to expect when I agreed to review this CD :). I didn't grow up in America so I'm not familiar with these classic American songs at all. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to the CD. I enjoyed it. Emmy Rossum is a gifted actress (I have never watched any of the shows she's in, though) and singer. Each of the 12 songs on this album represents a month in the year. "Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months." Emmy has a pretty, smooth, silky voice. This CD is easy-listening and includes happy songs, funny songs, as well as gloomy songs. The music is beautifully done. I especially like Autumn Leaves (she also sings it in French...I love it!), The Object of My Affection (funny lyrics, upbeat music...and I love the whistling), and Things (fun song about reminiscing).

TV Appearances:
  • Emmy will performing a track from Sentimental Journey on Access Hollywood Live on January 25th.
  • Emmy will also be appearing as a guest on Conan on January 28th, Chelsea Lately on January 29th, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 6th.
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~ I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

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