Madeleine Peyroux’s ‘Secular Hymns’ is her eighth album recorded live at a 12th-century church in Oxfordshire, England and released on September 16, 2016 by Verve.
Track Listing : 1.Got You On My Mind (Howard Biggs, Joe “Cornbread” Thomas) – 04:30 . 2.Tango Till They’Re Sore (Thomas A Waits) – 03:24 . 3.The Highway Kind (Townes Van Zandt) – 02:46 . 4.Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) (Allen Toussaint) – 03:15 . 5.If The Sea Was Whiskey (Leonard Caston, Willie Dixon) – 03:06 . 6.Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster) – 04:16 . 7.Hello Babe (Lil Green, Kansas Joe Mccoy) – 03:10 . 8.More Time (Linton Kwesi Johnson) – 03:22 . 9.Shout Sister Shout (Bill Doggett, Lucky Millinder, Sister Rosetta Tharpe) – 02:42 . 10.Trampin’ (Traditional) – 03:00
Musicians : Madeleine Peyroux – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals . Jon Herington – Electric Guitar, Vocals . Barak Mori – Upright Bass, Vocals
Production : Produced By Madeleine Peyroux .
Arrangements : Madeleine Peyroux, Jon Herington
Package : Shervin Lainez – Photography . Michael Lau Robles – Design . Mary Maurer – Design
Recorded In 2015 at the Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England.
Released On September 16, 2016 By Verve.
The Art Desk
The intimacy of the setting suits the simplicity of her material well. This generally accomplished collection of covers is let down by a uniformity of mood, evoked with Peyroux’s usual sensitivity, but the dark hues that dominate are not relieved by the sweet romance … […]
intimate exuberance and classic songs Peyroux’s own Hello Babe exudes a kind of menacing playfulness, and Patti Smith’s Trampin’ displays the delicate handling of a good lyric Peyroux is famous for. Secular Hymns is very close to the feel of a Peyroux live show, and one in which she’s clearly having a ball. […]
London Jazz News
Acoustically speaking, the church is a good setting for this kind of music, providing it with a natural reverb which emphasises the musical spaciousness Peyroux’s repertoire has always contained. […]