Laufey – Valentine - 2023 RSD Jazz - Pink Heart Shaped Vinyl - Sealed 10'' EP - 1200 Copies

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Laufey - Valentine 
Label: Laufey – LAUL P00V
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Shape, Record Store Day, Single, Pink, Heart-shaped
Record Store Day Exclusive, released on April 22, 2023.
Heart-shaped pink vinyl.
Limited to 1200 copies
7" 'playing area'
Made in the Czech Republic
Barcode: 5 056167 176879
Country: US
Released: Apr 22, 2023
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz
A Valentine
B Valentine (Live at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik)
''The first time I heard ‘Valentine’, I immediately felt as if it was a standard. I had to double check to make sure it wasn’t some old tune being performed by the incredible singer. The way the melody moves across the chords that are so similar to the tunes either used to represent a time of old in movies or by jazz enthusiasts is truly mesmerizing. Her performance both sounds modern with that tinge of 40s vocal jazz. The lyrics are another great way to ground yourself in the present, with lines such as ‘I’m scared of guys’. This performance with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra is breathtaking to say the least. The orchestration, while maintaining the fundamentals of the original recording, are rearranged to truly showcase the beauty of all instruments used in this composition. The quality of the recording is outstanding as well, sounding straight off the press of a studio. Not a blimp of audience cheer, you’re met with nothing but music performed by one of the greatest voices in modern jazz and a symphony to truly give the song the grace it deserves.
‘Valentine’ was already amazing enough as it was. The live rendition isn’t a replacement by any means, but its new spin stands confidently alongside the original. Listen to the original, then this version, in an endless loop. It never gets old, no matter how old the inspiration for the song gets.'' (MusicTalkers)
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Condition New
Format EP , 10"
Color Pink