The Look of Love (Trijntje Oosterhuis album)

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The Look of Love
Studio album by Trijntje Oosterhuis
Released

November 20, 2006 (NL)

January 17, 2007 (Japan) [1]
Recorded Polyhymnia Recording Studio
MCO Studios (Hilversum)
Village Recorder (L.A.)
Genre Pop, Jazz
Length 56:58
Label Blue Note
Producer Patrick Williams
Trijntje Oosterhuis chronology
See You As I Do
(2004)
The Look of Love
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Spits.nl 4/4 stars Link (Dutch)
Vrouw.nl Favorable ("Damn good") Link (Dutch)

The Look of Love is the fourth solo album of Trijntje Oosterhuis and the second jazz album by Trijntje and was released on November 20, 2006. The album was released in Japan on January 17, 2007 under the artist name Traincha with a bonus song "Anyone Who Had a Heart (live)".[1] The album consists of Burt Bacharach covers and has been recorded with the Metropole Orchestra.

Album information[edit]

Trijntje Oosterhuis wanted to make an homage to Bacharach, because he wrote so many songs and most people don't even realize how many hits were written by his hand and this was a way that she could offer him the respect he deserves.[2] Trijntje approached Bacharach that she wanted to do an album with covers of his songs, and subsequently flew to Los Angeles where she asked him whether he would like to play the piano on some tracks. Bacharach picked "Waiting for Charlie to Come Home" (originally written for Etta James) and "This House Is Empty Now" (originally written for Elvis Costello).[3]

The Metropole Orchestra was arranged by Vince Mendoza who gained notoriety for arranging the Grammy winning album Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell. The album was mixed by Al Schmitt.

The album was certified Platinum on the day of release for having shipped more than 70,000 copies [4] and debuted at #1 on the Dutch album chart for two weeks.[5] Trijntje performed a Christmas tour with the Metropole Orchestra from December 6, 2006 onwards to promote the album.[6]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Original version for Length
1 "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls by Dionne Warwick 3:13
2 "The Look of Love" Dusty Springfield 4:34
3 "A House Is Not a Home" Dionne Warwick 3:54
4 "I Say a Little Prayer" Dionne Warwick 2:50
5 "Waiting For Charlie (To Come Home)" Etta James 4:25
6 "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" musical Promises, Promises 3:07
7 "Falling out of Love" Aretha Franklin 4:11
8 "Walk On By" Dionne Warwick 3:09
9. "Alfie" Cilla Black 4:35
10. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" Dionne Warwick 5:27
11 "This House Is Empty Now" Painted from Memory by Elvis Costello 5:13
12 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" The Carpenters 3:46
13. "The Windows of the World" Dionne Warwick 4:44
14. "That's What Friends Are For" film Night Shift by Rod Stewart 3:50

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b cdjapan.co.jp The Look Of Love — Burt Bacharach Song Book page Accessed: December 3, 2006
  2. ^ Bluenote.nl Trijntje Oosterhuis page (Dutch). Retrieved: November 23, 2006
  3. ^ Message by Burt Bacharach in the booklet of the album
  4. ^ EMImusic.nl Trijntje Oosterhuis page, "20-11-2006 - Trijntje ontvangt Platina Award tijdens The Look of Love première" Retrieved: November 23, 2006
  5. ^ MegaCharts.nl - Album Top 100 Flash required Retrieved: December 7, 2006
  6. ^ Entertainmentgroup.nl "Album Trijntje Oosterhuis: The Look Of Love, nieuw binnen op nummer 1." (Dutch) Retrieved: December 3, 2006

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