Shades of Blue
"... by the time I finished listening to her
interpretation of Hallelujah I had tears in my eyes "
Baker St Studios
"... when she sings and plays the piano,
it just fits together like a glove "
Michael Crichton, 3WBC FM
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For years, Tracey had always wanted to do an album with a Steinway grand piano including
playing a few instrumental pieces, completely improvised, just to see how it went - recording on the spot. Out of that came two wonderful pieces of music, Chasm (inspired by one of her illustrations of a piano keyboard emanating from a the bottom of a rocky cliff) and Snow - which conjures up images of ice crystals in a snow cave. She has also included some originals on this CD - Jeremy, a macabre and violent tale of lust, The Quiet Room, a poignant look at loneliness, Somewhere Green - her take on the contrasts between all that is ugly and all that is beautiful, (inspired by the film AVATAR ) and Cafe on the Corner, which is a whimsical description of many of the characters she knows in her beloved hills. There are 3 intimate jazz standards on this album, You go to my head, Round midnight and What'll I do? and a delightful cover of Cat Stevens' Moonshadow with exquisite harmonies reflecting the symmetry of the "arms", "legs" and "eyes" mentioned in his lyrics. Her own version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah drew rave reviews from the recording producer and
business manager of Baker St, Recording Studios.
Just the singer, songs and the Steinway - a class album.