Pure Liz Story

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All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
Pure Liz Story bypasses piano great Story's late-career artistic wanderings in favor of doing exactly what the title promises: presenting her as an innovator who's most at home seated behind a piano bench alone. Tracks from all her best-loved discs surface here; the first three are from her stunning 1983 debut, Solid Colors, but the rest skip back and forth across her decades-long discography. Traditional songs -- Ellington's "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)," Weill's "Mack the Knife" -- rub shoulders with original signatures such as "Toy Soldiers" (from Part of Fortune) and "Captain April" (from 17 Seconds to Anywhere), but the most pleasant surprise is saved for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
Pure Liz Story bypasses piano great Story's late-career artistic wanderings in favor of doing exactly what the title promises: presenting her as an innovator who's most at home seated behind a piano bench alone. Tracks from all her best-loved discs surface here; the first three are from her stunning 1983 debut, Solid Colors, but the rest skip back and forth across her decades-long discography. Traditional songs -- Ellington's "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)," Weill's "Mack the Knife" -- rub shoulders with original signatures such as "Toy Soldiers" (from Part of Fortune) and "Captain April" (from 17 Seconds to Anywhere), but the most pleasant surprise is saved for last. "Valse D'Amelie," from the film Amelie, is romance run through a well-worn keyboard. It's presented here as a bonus track.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828768165829
  • Catalog Number: 81658
  • Sales rank: 6,268

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wdding Rain (5:42)
  2. 2 Solid Colors (4:39)
  3. 3 Pacheco Pass (3:07)
  4. 4 I Got I Bad (And That Ain't Good) (3:38)
  5. 5 Toy Soldiers (3:41)
  6. 6 Inside Out (3:50)
  7. 7 Frog Park (3:07)
  8. 8 Captain April (4:21)
  9. 9 Mack the Knife (4:56)
  10. 10 Deeper Reasons (6:02)
  11. 11 Reconciliation (4:23)
  12. 12 Escape of the Circus Ponies (6:06)
  13. 13 Ana (5:31)
  14. 14 Never Will I Know (5:47)
  15. 15 Valse d'Amelie (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Liz Story Primary Artist, Piano, Drums
Lenny Castro Percussion
Joel DiBartolo Acoustic Bass
Bob Conti Percussion
Technical Credits
Liz Story Producer
Dick Grove Producer
Will Ackerman Producer
Dawn Atkinson Producer, Executive Producer
Joel DiBartolo Producer
Steven Miller Producer
Mark P. Duke Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Thomas MacCluskey Producer
Ari Rios Mastering
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