Beautiful Yesterday

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
A quickly rising force in the folk-pop world, Danya Kurtz interprets her own powerful songs and the work of others on Beautiful Yesterday. With a voice that immediately announces itself through its emotional intensity and nuanced musicality, Kurtz makes no secret of her emotive intentions -- she’s here to communicate, not placate. While her originals pack the punch that fans have come to expect after acclaimed earlier albums such as Postcards from Downtown, she also brings rare interpretive artistry to songs by Prince “Joy in Repetition“, Leonard Cohen “Everybody Knows”, and others. And as a special bonus, Norah Jones joins Kurtz on her reading of Duke Ellington’s ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
A quickly rising force in the folk-pop world, Danya Kurtz interprets her own powerful songs and the work of others on Beautiful Yesterday. With a voice that immediately announces itself through its emotional intensity and nuanced musicality, Kurtz makes no secret of her emotive intentions -- she’s here to communicate, not placate. While her originals pack the punch that fans have come to expect after acclaimed earlier albums such as Postcards from Downtown, she also brings rare interpretive artistry to songs by Prince “Joy in Repetition“, Leonard Cohen “Everybody Knows”, and others. And as a special bonus, Norah Jones joins Kurtz on her reading of Duke Ellington’s classic “I’ve Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good.” With its artful mix of folk, jazz, cabaret, and other musical influences, Beautiful Yesterday weaves an always intriguing spell. It can only bring additional attention to a talent deserving of wider recognition.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2004
  • Label: Kismet / Mri
  • UPC: 829757756226
  • Catalog Number: 1003
  • Sales rank: 231,754

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dayna Kurtz Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Dave Richards Bass, Choir, Chorus
Pete Vitalone Organ, Piano, Accordion, Choir, Chorus, Wurlitzer
Todd Reynolds Violin, Choir, Chorus
Randy Crafton Drums, Choir, Chorus
Ralph Farris Choir, Chorus
Norah Jones Piano, Vocals
Renee Cologne Background Vocals
Technical Credits
J.B. Lenoir Composer
Leonard Cohen Composer
Prince Composer
Mal Waldron Composer
Dayna Kurtz Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Billie Holiday Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Gene Raskin Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Randy Crafton Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Bruce Sievier Composer
Peter Atanasoff Composer
Ralph Farris String Arrangements
Sal Mormando Engineer
DK Audio Production
Sharon Robinson Composer
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