Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Elizabeth Carpenter has made music for many years and you can tell by her record. She’s an experienced artist who writes great songs.
“Mauvais Foi” is straight up New Orleans jazz with a sassy approach.
Hoagy Carmichel’s “Baltimore Oriole” gets a lively reading. Carpenter’s sexy vocal and the expert backing are a delight.
The title track is a song with smart, lusty lyrics. Carpenter sings of casual relationships with verve and daring.
The rendition of Carmichel and Johnny Mercer’s “Skylark” even rivals k.d lang’s version. Carpenter’s gorgeous vocal and the relaxed approach works wonders.
“Bad and Lonely end” is a tango about a love ending.
Elsewhere Carpenter has a Clint Eastwood dream(don’t we all?) and sings of skindiving.
This album is a real treat.
Posted on February 14, 2006
Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Carpenters’ new album Flirting, is everything your review gives it credit for and more: It’s original, snappy, sultry, luscious..and fresh. There’s so much talent and pleasure packed into that little CD, it’s unstoppable….demanding to be played over and over again.
name: Ann Morgen on Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Listen to track samples
1. Mauvais Foi
2. Baltimore Oriole
3. I Like You ‘Cuz
5. Foxxy Boy
8. Bad and Lonely End
9. 1/2 Way Thru
10. Clint Eastwood Dream
11. SkinDiving – dance remix