Madeleine Peyroux’ ‘Standing on the Rooftop’ is her sixth studio album rRecorded in February, 2011 and released on June 14, 2011 by Decca.
Track Listing : 1.Martha My Dear (John Lennon, Paul Mccartney) – 02:32 . 2.The Kind You Can’T Afford (Madeleine Peyroux, Bill Wyman) – 03:59 . 3.Leaving Home Again (Madeleine Peyroux, Bill Wyman) – 03:35 . 4.The Things I’Ve Seen Today (Madeleine Peyroux, Jenny Scheinman) – 03:44 . 5.Fickle Dove (Madeleine Peyroux, Jenny Scheinman) – 03:28 . 6.Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love (Marc Ribot, W. H. Auden) – 03:23 . 7.Standing On The Rooftop (David Batteau, Madeleine Peyroux) – 05:46 . 8.I Threw It All Away (Bob Dylan) – 03:15 . 9.The Party Oughta Be Comin’ Soon (Madeleine Peyroux) – 05:00 . 10.Superhero (Jonatha Brooke, Madeleine Peyroux) – 03:21 . 11.Love In Vain (Robert Johnson) – 03:40 . 12.Don’T Pick A Fight With A Poet (Madeleine Peyrouxandy Scott Rosen) – 04:28 . 13.Meet Me In Rio (Madeleine Peyroux) – 03:51 . 14.Ophelia (David Batteau, Madeleine Peyroux) – 05:12 . 15.The Way Of All Things (Madeleine Peyroux) – 04:02
Musicians : Madeleine Peyroux – Vocal . Christopher Bruce – Guitars . Charley Drayton – Drums . John Kirby – Keyboards . Meshell Ndegeocello – Bass . Glen Patscha – Keyboards . Mauro Refosco – Percussion . Marc Ribot – Guitars . Jenny Scheinman – Violin . Allen Toussaint – Piano . Patrick Warren – Keyboards
Production : Produced By Craig Street . Greg Calbi – Mastering . Matthew Cullen – Engineer, Mixing . Kevin Killen – Mixing . Tony Maserati – Mixing
Package : Rebecca Meek – Graphic Design . Pat Barry – Creative Director . Mary Ellen Mark – Photography . Keith Sirchio – Photography
Recorded In February, 2011.
Released On June 14, 2011 By Decca.
They take her further out of her default jazz sound and into rootsy Americana, lending the songs a feathery melancholy that lacks the punch of jazz or the specificity of roots. […]
Madeleine Peyroux is an artist literally without her own voice. Borrowing from one source heavily and dabblingly from myriad sources, her Standing on the Rooftop is the sound of nothing so much as hip confusion. […]
Peyroux negotiates with her delicate control of small soundsand complements with a rougher and more worldly quality that goes back to the early jazz and blues methods she understands so well. […]