The Look of Love (Diana Krall album)

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The Look of Love
Studio album by Diana Krall
Released September 18, 2001
Recorded Avatar Studios
(Manhattan, New York)
Capital Studios
(Hollywood, Los Angeles)
Genre Vocal jazz, Bossa nova, Traditional pop, Easy Listening
Length 50:32
Label Verve
Producer Tommy LiPuma
Diana Krall chronology
When I Look in Your Eyes
(1998)
The Look of Love
(2001)
Live in Paris
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Look of Love is the sixth album by Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). It became Diana Krall's best-selling album, best-selling album of Canada and best-selling album of 2001. Billboard ranked album at number 5 on the magazine's Top Jazz Albums of the Decade.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'S Wonderful" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 4:29
  2. "Love Letters" (Edward Heyman, Victor Young) – 4:56
  3. "I Remember You" (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) – 3:56
  4. "Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) – 5:03
  5. "Besame Mucho" (Sunny Skylar, Consuelo Velazquez) – 6:40
  6. "The Night We Called It a Day" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 5:42
  7. "Dancing in the Dark" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 5:48
  8. "I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)" (Hoagy Carmichael, Jane Brown Thompson) – 3:44
  9. "The Look of Love" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:41
  10. "Maybe You'll Be There" (Rube Bloom, Sammy Gallop) – 5:31

In addition to the above tracks, a version of the album carried in the United States by Target stores also included two songs used by the company in holiday promotions — "The Man with the Bag" (Dudley Brooks, Hal Stanley, Irving Taylor) and "Charmed Life" (Krall).

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Tommy LiPuma
  • Engineers: Chris Clark, John Hendrickson, Richard Lancaster, Al Schmitt
  • Assistant engineers: Chris Clark, John Hendrickson, Richard Lancaster, Bill Airey Smith, Bill Smith, Aya Takemura
  • Mixing: Al Schmitt
  • Mastering: Robert Hadley, Doug Sax
  • Surround mix: Al Schmitt
  • Stereo master: Doug Sax
  • Production coordination: Laurie Bird
  • Release coordinator: Stuart Pressman, Robert Silverberg
  • Orchestral arrangements: Claus Ogerman
  • Art direction: Hollis King
  • Design: Isabelle Wong
  • Photo production: Donna Ranieri
  • Photography: Jane Shirek, Bruce Weber
  • Make-up: Voula Ampas
  • Wardrobe: Annette Christensen
  • Hair stylist: Howard Fugler

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 9
2001 Top Canadian Albums 1
2001 Top Internet Albums 1
2001 Top Jazz Albums 1

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2001 "The Look of Love" Adult Contemporary 22

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada 7x Platinum[2] 700,000
United States Platinum 1,600,000[3]
Brazil Gold 50,000

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Blue Gardenia by Etta James
U.S. Billboard Top Jazz Albums number-one album
October 06, 2001 – March 23, 2002
Succeeded by
Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
2001 The Look of Love Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dryden, Ken (2001-09-18). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  2. ^ CRIA Gold & Platinum certifications for October 2006. Retrieved July 25, 2007.
  3. ^ "Mente Aberta - NOTÍCIAS - "Falar de bossa nova? Vai levar a noite toda"". Revistaepoca.globo.com. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2012-05-31.