JANE MORGAN - JANE IN SPAIN (SEPIA
1. THE MOON WAS YELLOW
3. PERHAPS, PERHAPS, PERHAPS
5. YOU BELONG TO MY HEART
8. I GET IDEAS
9. BE MINE TONIGHT
10. WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MADE
11. LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT
12. MAGIC IS THE MOONLIGHT
13. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
14. C'EST LA VIE, C'EST L'AMOUR
15. THE SOUND OF MUSIC
16. I'M IN LOVE
17. I'M NEW AT THE GAME
18. LOVE IS LIKE CHAMPAGNE
19. WITH OPEN ARMS
20. CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN
21. WAS IT DAY, WAS IT NIGHT?
22. MY FOOLISH HEART
23. IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME
24. IF ONLY I COULD LIVE MY LIFE AGAIN
Jane In Spain
Date: 11 May 2010
On this album we get a
glimpse of Jane Morgan's exotic side. The bulk of Jane in Spain
consists of Latin music, recorded in a mixture of the original Spanish lyrics
and English translations. Throughout the collection, she truly engages with the
Latin style of the music, as well as showing her versatility as an interpreter.
Some of the tunes here will
be familiar to British and American audiences under different English-language
titles. For instance, ‘Quizas, Quizas, Quizas' became a hit for both Doris
Day and Nat King Cole as ‘Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps', and ‘Solamente Una
Vez' is better known as ‘You Belong to My Heart', which became the basis
for a chart hit for Bing Crosby in 1945, while Lara's famous ‘Granada' has
been sung by everyone from Frank Sinatra to The Three Tenors. And yet, with her
unmistakeable timbre and fine musicianship, Jane Morgan makes all these songs
absolutely her own.
She also revels in the
seductive ‘The Moon Was Yellow', and romances her way through ‘Perfidia'.
Dance rhythms are central to this collection. ‘What a Difference A Day Made'
is a bolero and ‘I Get Ideas' is a tango from 1927, with music by the
Argentinian composer Julio Cesar Sanders.
Four further classics
complete the Latin portion of the CD. The highly rhythmic ‘Adios'
finds Morgan in a laid-back mood, while ‘Be Mine Tonight', begins
with a dramatic declamatory passage against tremolo guitars and is impressive
for Morgan's expressive use of vibrato to add to the sultry atmosphere. ‘Let
Me Love You Tonight' is given the seductive touch by Morgan, while ‘Magic is
the Moonlight' begins as one of the most restrained performances on the album,
eventually building via a strong modulation to a rousing finish.
this bevy of hot Latin music, we're treated to a selection of records, many of
which find Morgan back on the home territory of American songbook classics