Kral, Irene – Where Is Love – Vinyl LP 180gr HQ
Irene Kral – Where Is Love – Vinyl LP 180gr HQ
Audiohpile 180gr LP on Pure Pleasure Records.
All of Pure Pleasure’s releases are made from original master tapes, mastered by renowned mastering engineers such as Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman and pressed at Pallas in Germany.
This classic set, originally cut for the Choice label, presents a program of ballads exquisitely interpreted by singer Irene Kral and pianist Alan Broadbent.
The tempos are all quite slow, but the emotional yet cool intensity given by Kral and Broadbent means that there are no slow moments.
Among the songs given definitive and memorable treatment are Blossom Dearie’s “I Like You, You’re Nice” and Bob Dorough’s “Love Came on Stealthy Fingers”, “Never Let Me Go”, and especially “Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most”.
This is a haunting program, Irene Kral’s best; it sticks in one’s memory long afterwards and can be considered one of the finest sets of ballads ever recorded. Essential music.
Recording: Los Angeles, December, 1974 at Wally Heider Studios by Gabby Garcia
Production: Joe Burnett
IRENE KRAL (Vocals)
ALAN BROADBENT (Piano)
Irene Kral – Where Is Love?
A1.I Like You, You’re Nice 3:02
A2.When I Look In Your Eyes 3:04
A3.A Time For Love/Small World 6:25
A4Love Came On Stealthy Fingers 3:04
A5.Never Let Me Go 4:32
B1.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most 4:57
B2.Lucky To Be Me/Some Other Time 6:40
B3.Where Is Love? 4:18
B4.Don’t Look Back 3:01