Lyn Stanley | Potions [From the 50s]-CD

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Potions [From the 50s]-CD

by Lyn Stanley

This highly acclaimed recording (original analog tape) is a tribute to the 1950s pop and jazz music. An immediate best seller, this album captures the best tunes of the decade with amazing sound quality. The vocals and music are collector quality.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Lullaby of Birdland
2:56 album only
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2. Cry Me a River
4:02 album only
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3. Fly Me to the Moon
3:41 album only
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4. Hey There
3:30 album only
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5. I'm Walkin'
2:36 album only
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6. You Don't Know Me
4:36 album only
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7. In the Still of the Night
4:41 album only
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8. The Thrill Is Gone
4:41 album only
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9. A Summer Place
3:33 album only
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10. Love Potion #9
3:28 album only
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11. Teach Me Tonight
3:53 album only
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12. After the Lights Go Down Low
3:22 album only
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13. Misty
5:24 album only
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14. The Party's Over
2:48 album only
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15. Bonus Track-the Man I Love
5:58 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Potions [from the 50s]

"But no matter what she is singing, she has an enchanting knack for touching hearts."-Jack Goodstein, Seattle Times

Armed with more audio knowledge than most singers, Lyn Stanley decided to take the ultimate leap into analog recording. Potions [from the 50s] is her new album with a 1950s theme, celebrating the composers of the decade. This was a time when analog was king, and Stanley decided to add the additional expense to the album to make it more authentic for the decade.

She hired world-renowned jazz pianist/composer and producer, Kenny Werner to play on and produce the album, adding Bill Cunliffe and Mike Lang. Cunliffe and Lang, along with Steve Rawlins and Tamir Hendleman were the album’s arrangers. Song selections were primarily Lyn’s choice after researching the decade. She then secured the talents of some the Los Angeles and New York’s finest musicians to participate. And returning to the elements that made her first album so successful, she hired Al Schmitt, this time as both the recording and mixing engineer, along with Bernie Grundman to master the album.

The vocalist microphone used in Los Angeles and NY tracking or vocals was a Neumann U47, and the vocals recorded at Capitol used the same Neumann U47 that Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra used.

The end result is Lyn’s stunning new album, Potions [from the 50s]—a collection of classic 1950s composed music, drawn from a broad palette of jazz, popular hits, blues, country, R&B and doo-wop (and one very special Gershwin classic dedicated to the passing of her mentor, Paul Smith in 2013). Some are delivered in a similar context to the originals, others are uniquely conceived in unexpected fashion, but all of them are pure Lyn Stanley—captivating, imaginative and singular.

The album contains 15 tracks, 12 are pure analog from musicians through vocals, mixing and mastering. Every song on the album was mixed and mastered in analog tape.

Initially the album was released as a SACD-stereo hybrid in mid-October 2014, produced by Sony DADC’s plant in Austria. In early November 2014, the double vinyl, 180 gram 45 RPM album will be released. The pressing plant is Record
Technology Incorporated (RTI) who began the platting process of the mastered lacquers within two hours of their completion by Bernie Grundman.

But all the technological resources available cannot produce great music without great artistry. And that quality exists in abundance on this remarkable recording, along with lovely musicianship, brilliant arrangements and inspired concepts for every song. It is a perfect recipe for a thoroughly enchanting album.

Major credit must go to Lyn Stanley’s radiant vocal artistry. Her flawless intonation and sumptuous warmth combine with a full-bodied resonance throughout her extensive range. Her lyrics-precisely enunciated, perfectly phrased and vividly rhythmic—tell her stories not only with words, but with emotional content and a grace and sensuality that coats every syllable with a fluidity that’s simply mesmerizing.

With Lyn already developing an increasingly growing and international fan base, Potions [from the 50s] will increase her growing popularity and lay a greater foundation for what is destined to be a spectacular career.

For more information about Lyn, visit www.lynstanley.com

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