Annie Lennox traced the roots of the Motown music she loved as a Scottish teenager and found the jazz and blues standards of "Nostalgia" (Blue Note). Lennox has always been a gifted vocalist, but the quiet defiance she gives "Strange Fruit" shows she continues to stretch artistically in a project that could have been average.
However, as great as it is to hear the Eurythmics singer give well-worn classics like "Georgia on My Mind" and "I Put a Spell on You" her own spin, it's her reintroduction of lesser-known classics like "I Cover the Waterfront" and "September in the Rain" that make "Nostalgia" truly special.
ANNIE LENNOX: "Nostalgia"
Bottom line: Sweet dreams are made of this.
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