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Love Me Tender

Barb Jungr

Love Me Tender

...unique versions of Elvis Presley songs
BKD 255 (Linn Records)
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1
Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

Love Letters Straight From Your Heart

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Adrian York, Thangam Debbonaire
Writer E. Heyman, Victor Young
Arranger Adrian York
03:13 Play $1.70
2
Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Adrian York, William Jackson
Writer E. Heyman, Victor Young
Arranger Adrian York
04:04 Play $1.70
3
Long Black Limousine

Long Black Limousine

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Jonathan Cooper, Thangam Debbonaire
Writer Bobby George, Vern Stovall
Arranger Jonathan Cooper
04:21 Play $1.70
4
Wooden Heart

Wooden Heart

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Jonathan Cooper, Thangam Debbonaire
Writer Traditional, Bert Kaempfert, Kay Twomey, Benjamin Weisman, Fred Wise
Arranger Jonathan Cooper
03:07 Play $1.70
5
Are You Lonesome Tonight

Are You Lonesome Tonight

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band Adrian York
Writer Lou Handman, Roy Turk
Arranger Adrian York
07:59 Play $3.40
6
Kentucky Rain

Kentucky Rain

Soloist Barb Jungr 
Band Adrian York, Mario Castronari
Writer Dick Heard, Eddie Rabbitt
Arranger Adrian York
04:48 Play $1.70
7
In The Ghetto

In The Ghetto

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Adrian York
Writer Mac Davis
Arranger Adrian York
03:40 Play $1.70
8
Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Adrian York
Writer Vera Matson/Elvis Presley
Arranger Adrian York
05:26 Play $3.40
9
Always On My Mind

Always On My Mind

Band Barb Jungr
Guest Artist Jonathan Cooper
Writer Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson Thompson
Arranger Jonathan Cooper
05:05 Play $3.40
10
I Shall Be Released

I Shall Be Released

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Miriam Teppich, Dominika Rosiek, Rebecca Brown, Thangam Debbonaire 
Writer Bob Dylan
Arranger Jonathan Cooper
05:33 Play $3.40
11
Tomorrow Is A Long Time

Tomorrow Is A Long Time

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Thangam Debbonaire, Rebecca Brown
Guest Artist Jonathan Cooper 
Writer Bob Dylan
Arranger Jonathan Cooper
05:58 Play $3.40
12
Looking For Elvis

Looking For Elvis

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Adrian York, Mario Castronari, Rebecca Brown 
Writer Barb Jungr, Adrian York
Arranger Adrian York
03:45 Play $1.70
13
Peace In The Valley

Peace In The Valley

Soloist Barb Jungr
Band Mari Wilson, Ian Shaw, Adrian York
Writer Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey
03:01 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 60 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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An uncharted journey into the King's legacy from the undisputed queen of song-styling.

Originally released in 2005 Love Me Tender has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

‘Presley's lush sentimentality goes out of the window: in its place is an art-song sensibility tinged with cultured R&B.' The Sunday Times

‘One of Europe's most intriguing and intelligent interpreters of the contemporary song.' Jazz at Ronnie Scott's

‘You'll find a depth in these songs never previously imagined.' Time Out

‘Jungr could teach Madonna a thing or two about how to convey sensuality through words alone.' The Times

Some of the greatest song writing talents of the fifties, sixties and seventies wrote for the legendary singer Elvis Presley. Barb Jungr, regarded as Britain's foremost chansonnier and song stylist takes these songs and embarks on a journey through love, loneliness, obsession and finally, faith. Love Me Tender is a tribute to Elvis Presley in the real sense of the word. She is not impersonating him. These tracks are real covers - deconstructions and reinterpretations - making the listener forget the original. Love Me Tender falls into the dark sound world usually inhabited by Nick Cave and Tom Waits; unforgettable and highly original.


Booklet Note:

Night. Some mythical Deep South. Looking through the frayed, gently blowing curtains into the large room of a decaying antebellum house. Vines push through the ceiling and roots puncture the floorboards. On a chair, in the moonlight, a woman in a faded ball gown sits, spine straight, eyes straight ahead, cradling the bruised and bloodied body of her dreams to her heart. In the corner of the room casting intermittent green light a modem blinks. Beating time. Silently.

That's the picture that came to me when this collection of songs came together. With this repertoire and the memory of the King, something happened and the songs and the language we needed musically, emerged of their own accord.

The songs are not all obvious, though some are. They chose themselves as soon as I started to peel the list down and work on the material. The lyrics, when exposed, tell a very different story of life, love, loss and faith now, and speak to the memory of the great singer who sang them half a century ago.

I am indebted to Howard Thompson for pushing me towards this repertoire, to my stupendous arrangers Adrian and Jonathan, and of course Calum Malcolm - who have to put up with me talking in images and demanding the impossible - and to all the friends and colleagues who gave research help, song suggestions and encouraged in every way.

© Barb Jungr, 2005

 

Recording Information:
All vocals by Barb Jungr except on ‘Peace In The Valley'
Produced by Barb Jungr, Adrian York & Calum Malcolm
Arrangements by Adrian York & Jonathan Cooper
Recorded at Livingston Studios, London, UK from 30 November - 1 December 2004
Original photography by John Haxby
Design by gmtoucari.com

Introducing Linn's ECHO Series
01 September 2014
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Barb Jungr returns to the Edinburgh Fringe
31 July 2012
Hear her live at The Queen's Hall
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Barb Jungr plays in 4 major US cities
25 November 2010
tour kicks off on 28th November
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Barb Jungr premieres her new show in New York
03 March 2009
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Barb Jungr on the IOS Hot List
16 February 2009
Barb is 'hot' in 2009
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SA-CD.net
4 Stars
'...the performance is mesmerizing'
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Cover Me Songs
'A dusky gem.'
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The Telegraph
4 Stars
"Communicating real, heart-felt emotion is what this cabaret singer is all about."
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Audiophile Audition
Done with such raw emotion, that I can't visualize it being sung by Elvis.
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O's Place Newsletter
Jungr pays homage to the King.
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Live Review
Very special.
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High Fidelity
The technical side is awe inspiring, while it enhances the musical content.
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AudioEnz - New Zealand
The recording is superb - of demonstration quality.
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The Singer
Paring his greatest hits down to their bare essentials
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The Scotsman
An article by Barb Jungr.
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Daily Express
A must-have. ****
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Record Collector
An adroit interpreter of the songs of others.
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HMV Choice
Widely regarded as Britain’s most gifted song stylist
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The Times
Jungr could teach Madonna a thing or two about how to convey sensuality through words alone.
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All Music Guide
Another exquisite, at times astonishing, album from Miss Jungr.
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The Stage
Rendering it anew in such a startlingly personal way that it is utterly reinvigorated
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www.backstage.com
Major talent here, folks.
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Bloomberg News
If you've ever wondered how an artist can transform your view of a song, catch Jungr in concert.
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Time Out
You'll find a depth in these songs never previously imagined.
more >>

Whitstable Times
A different kind of tribute to the King
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Yorkshire Post
She makes them sound as if they were written just for her.
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Jazz at Ronnie Scott's
One of Europe's most intriguing and intelligent interpreters of the contemporary song.
more >>

The Sunday Times
An art-song sensibility tinged with cultured R&B.
more >>

Arts East
Britain’s leading chansonnier.
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14 November 2014 to 14 November 2014
England
South Holland Arts Centre, Spalding Lincolnshire England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

16 November 2014 to 16 November 2014
England, London
St James Theatre, London
Barb Jungr sings Nina Simone
London Jazz Festival

21 November 2014 to 21 November 2014
England
The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

22 November 2014 to 22 November 2014
England
Ventnor Arts Club, Ventnor Isle of Wight England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: the Songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

06 December 2014 to 06 December 2014
England
The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham England United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain

07 December 2014 to 07 December 2014
England, London
Crazy Coqs Cabaret, London England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special with Mari Wilson

12 December 2014 to 12 December 2014
England
Komedia, Brighton England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

13 December 2014 to 13 December 2014
England, London
Vortex Jazz Club, London England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

17 December 2014 to 17 December 2014
England
The Cinnamon Club, Altrincham England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

19 December 2014 to 19 December 2014
England
New Greenham Arts, Newbury England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special

21 December 2014 to 21 December 2014
England
The Music Room Pizza Express, Maidstone England United Kingdom
Woman to Woman Christmas Special