Carmen Gomes Inc - Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

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Carmen Gomes Inc - Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Carmen Gomes Inc. - Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 51:58 minutes | 2,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Small front

Carmen Gomes has won many awards in the Netherlands and surrounding areas. Like so many new European singers, she sings in English. Her style is bluesy and intimate with a sexy voice that's sweet as dark tupelo honey, and her interpretations are unerring. Idea of this album would take on the challenge of reinterpreting Harry Belafonte's "Belafonte Sings the Blues" was originally suggested by Harry van Dalen, owner of the eminent High End audio shop Rhapsody. He thought that Carmen’s band would be perfect for reinterpreting the mood and the sound of the classic album.

- “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing” ~ Salvador Dalì

'Belafonte Sings the Blues' was one of Carmen Gomes' favorite albums when she as a kid spent countless hours listening to music and making cassette tape compilations from her parents vast LP collection. So when confronted with the task of making the arrangements of the songs for 'Carmen Gomes sings the Blues', I first recreated Carmen’s 60 minute tape for inspiration. Since my recreation was in the digital domain, it was not possible to wear out the tape, but I did listen to it extensively. It became clear to me that in order to capture the spirit of those blues albums, I would have to keep the arrangements as simple as possible in order to give the musicians the opportunity to play straight from the heart. Some songs were kept close to the original arrangement, while a song like the 'Way That I Feel', was completely reharmonized. Others like 'Hallelujah, I Just Love Her So' had the form extended in order to create more space. Muddy Waters’ Mannish Boy, while not being on the album is paraphrased in the introduction to 'God Bless The Child' and 'Losing Hand'. The 11 songs were recorded live in the studio in front of a studio audience.


01 - A Fool For You
02 - Sinner's Prayer
03 - In the Evenin' Mama
04 - God Bless the Child
05 - Mary Ann
06 - Losing Hand
07 - Hallelujah I Love Her So
08 - The Way That I Feel
09 - One For My Baby
10 - Cotton Fields
11 - Fare Thee Well

Recorded by Frans de Rond at MCO Studio 2, Hilversum, The Netherlands on November 14th, 2016.
Recorded in DXD 352,8khz and simultaneously, using analog equipment, direct to a Studer A80 Reel to Reel tape machine.
Mixing and Mastering by Frans de Rond and Peter Bjørnild for Sound Liaison.

Carmen Gomes - vocal
Folker Tettero - guitar
Peter Bjørnild - double-bass
Bert Kamsteeg - drums

Analyzed: Carmen Gomes Inc. / Carmen Gomes Sings The Blues

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -3.99 dB -18.55 dB 3:48 01-A Fool For You
DR13 -0.50 dB -17.77 dB 5:14 02-Sinner's Prayer
DR13 -2.91 dB -19.49 dB 6:23 03-In the Evenin' Mama
DR13 -0.86 dB -20.96 dB 6:01 04-God Bless the Child
DR14 -0.50 dB -18.13 dB 3:30 05-Mary Ann
DR12 -5.24 dB -20.97 dB 5:37 06-Losing Hand
DR14 -0.50 dB -17.89 dB 5:25 07-Hallelujah I Love Her So
DR12 -5.46 dB -21.03 dB 4:47 08-The Way That I Feel
DR13 -0.49 dB -16.95 dB 4:42 09-One For My Baby
DR13 -0.50 dB -17.40 dB 2:25 10-Cotton Fields
DR12 -5.82 dB -21.31 dB 4:07 11-Fare Thee Well

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5952 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer!