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Speak Love (2009)

Artist: Courtney Fortune
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Format: CD
Sku: 211242539
UPC: 805558254123
UPC 14: 00805558254123
Release Date: 8/18/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Care of Cell 44 ~ Courtney Fortune
2. I Wish You Love ~ Courtney Fortune
3. Lost in the Memory ~ Courtney Fortune
4. You're Starting to Feel Like Home ~ Courtney Fortune
5. Close the Door ~ Courtney Fortune
6. Speak Love ~ Courtney Fortune
7. I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart ~ Courtney Fortune
8. Like Always ~ Courtney Fortune
9. Dindi ~ Courtney Fortune
10. Bitter Words ~ Courtney Fortune
11. I'll Keep Waiting ~ Courtney Fortune
12. Hello Love ~ Courtney Fortune

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Courtney Fortune (vocals); Dean Parks, Andrew Synowiec (guitar); Alan Grunfeld, Tamara Hatwan, Julie Rogers, Sid Page, Jacqueline Brand , Roberto Cani, Bruce Dukov, Julie Gigante, Sarah Thornblade, Nicole Garcia, Caroline Campbell, Charlie Bisharat (violin); Shawn Mann, Jimbo Ross, Brian Dembow, Keith Greene (viola); Dennis Karmazyn, Larry Corbett, Stephen Erdody (cello); Jeff Driskill (clarinet); Chris Walden (trumpet, flugelhorn, synthesizer, drum programming); Till Br?nner (trumpet); Bob McChesney (trombone); Christian Jacob (piano); Blake Angelos (keyboards); Gregg Field, Jamey Tate (drums); M.B. Gordy (percussion); Michael A. Harris (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Steve Genewick.
Muze PNote Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (05/27/2008-05/16/2009); Castle Oaks Studios, Calabasas, CA (05/27/2008-05/16/2009).
Muze PNote Photographer: Ben Kerns.
Muze PNote Arranger: Chris Walden .
Muze PNote It's a little surprising for Seattle's Origin label, heavy on instrumentalists and local scene players, to take on a torch singer in its portfolio. However, L.A. area songstress Courtney Fortune shows stronger development than many of the average lounge singers, combining with contemporary big-band maestro Chris Walden for a number of compositions that highlight aspects outside of the standard jazz repertoire. Her self-penned "You're Starting to Feel Like Home" rolls out as a definite torch song, but with deeper tones hailing from the realm of contemporary pop and rock. Fortune's vocals are highlighted perfectly in this nontraditional format. Contrarily, the title track uses some intriguing guitar ideas, but then calls in more sweeping string arrangements to accompany Fortune, leading to a more traditional form. Her voice holds up well in this scenario, but some of the iconoclastic magic is missing. It's in the original compositions and less standard (for the lounge scene) formats that Fortune really shines, when she shows off her originality in form rather than just fitting into the torch singer mold, when her deeper vocals come naturally rather than with the forced qualities that characterize some torch singers. As a result, the album can be a little hit or miss, but when she's on, she's most definitely on. ~ Adam Greenberg

Producer: Chris Walden Big Band

Engineer: Malcolm Luker; Chip Westerfield; Steve Genewick

Associated Artists and Works

Love, Courtney

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/18/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 82541
Music Label Name Label : Origin Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00805558254123

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Fortune,Courtney
Product attributeLabel:   Origin Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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