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Perfect Alibi

Claire Martin

Perfect Alibi

...an eclectic mix of modern classics feat. John Martyn
BKD 316 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
How Can I Be Sure?

How Can I Be Sure?

Band Claire Martin 
Writer Felix Cavaliere, Edward Brigati Jnr.
2:45 Play $1.70
2
Man In The Station

Man In The Station

Band Claire Martin
Writer John Martyn
3:48 Play $1.70
3
Up From The Skies

Up From The Skies

Band Claire Martin 
Writer Jimi Hendrix
3:58 Play $1.70
4
Inspired Insanity

Inspired Insanity

Band Claire Martin
Writer Phoebe Snow
3:55 Play $1.70
5
People Make The World Go Round

People Make The World Go Round

Band Claire Martin
Writer Thom Bell, Linda Creed
4:03 Play $1.70
6
Shadowville

Shadowville

Soloist Claire Martin
Band Paul Stacey
Writer Dedi Madden
Arranger Paul Stacey
3:04 Play $1.70
7
Strangers Now

Strangers Now

Soloist Claire Martin 
Band Paul Stacey, Arnie Somogyi, Luis Jardim, Brian Wright, Catherine Browning, John Murphy, Jo Richards 
Writer Arnie Somogyi, Claire Martin , Charlotte Glasson
4:31 Play $1.70
8
More Than You'll Ever Know

More Than You'll Ever Know

Soloist Claire Martin
Band Paul Stacey, Ian Thomas, Brian Wright, Catherine Browning, Chris Payne, Sophie Sirota, John Murphy, Charlotte Glasson, Jo Richards, Duncan McKay, Nichol Thomson, Mornington Lockett, Robin Aspland, Andy Wallace
Writer Al Kooper
7:57 Play $3.40
9
Over By Allenby

Over By Allenby

Soloist Claire Martin
Band Paul Stacey, Andrew Newmark, Anthony Kerr, Brian Wright, Catherine Browning, Chris Payne, Sophie Sirota, John Murphy, Charlotte Glasson, Jo Richards, Charlotte Glasson, Duncan McKay, Nichol Thomson, Brian Wright
Writer Comfort
3:10 Play $1.70
10
More Than I Can Bear

More Than I Can Bear

Soloist Claire Martin 
Band Paul Stacey 
Writer Julia Fordham
Arranger Paul Stacey
3:48 Play $1.70
11
He's A Runner

He's A Runner

Soloist Claire Martin 
Band Paul Stacey, Jeremy Stacey, Robin Aspland, Andy Wallace 
Writer Laura Nyro
3:30 Play $1.70
12
Wailing Wall

Wailing Wall

Soloist Claire Martin
Band Robin Aspland, Paul Stacey 
Writer Todd Rundgren
3:32 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 48 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
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Perfect Alibi is a diverse mix of modern classics featuring Jimi Hendrix's 'Up From The Skies', the Stylistics' 'People Make The World Go Round', Donny Hathaway's 'More Than You'll Ever Know', and Laura Nyro's 'He's A Runner'.

Originally released in 2000, Perfect Alibi 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

‘Just as she has always had an eye for the rarer jazz standard, Martin - like Quincy Jones - has always enjoyed crossing the tracks into the mainstream.' The Sunday Times 

‘That rarest of things: a singer who actually lives up to the extravagant claims made on their behalf.' Jazzwise 

Presenting an extensive variety of songs that demonstrate Claire's stunning vocal talents, Perfect Alibi includes tracks written by Phoebe Snow, Todd Rundgren, Jimi Hendrix, Laura Nyro, Julia Fordham and John Martyn. This album saw Claire Martin lead the jazz world into pop-crossover territory before Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux made this style an accepted genre. 

Claire Martin vocals
Paul Stacey guitar & keyboards
Jeremey Stacey drums
Anthony Kerr vibes
Mornington Lockett clarinet & saxophone
Luis Jardim percussion
Arnie Somogyi double bass

Special guest John Martyn vocals


Thank You

A very special thank you to John Martyn and Charlotte Glasson. Also, many thanks to Hugh Sandie, Agnès B, Katherine Hamnett, Ian Shaw, Mari Wilson, Barb Jungr, Ashley Slater, Chris Marlowe, Sarah Burns, Thad Kelly, Brian Wright, Jason Rebello, Judy Lipsey, Matthew Skeaping, Julia Fordham, Bosco DeOliviera, Ian Thomas,
Big Mart Winning and Dr Kelly.

© Claire Martin, 2008

 

Recording Information

Recorded at The Dairy, London, UK, 10-20 November 1999, 8-11 January, 6-9 February 2000 & November 1999-February 2000 at Static Studios, London, UK


Executive producer Burkhard Hopper
Produced by Paul Stacey
Engineered by Paul Stacey & Giles Hall
Assistant engineering by Roy Merchant & Laurie Burges
Mixed & mastered by Calum Malcolm
Post-production by Tony Bridge & Ben Turner
Original photography by Guy Hills & Ben Johnson
Design by gmtoucari.com
Introducing Linn's ECHO Series
01 September 2014
Discover the albums and artists you missed first time round.
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Claire Martin performs intimate gig in St Petersburg
16 November 2010
...a look behind the scenes
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Claire Martin at the CBSO Centre
07 October 2010
singer set to wow Birmingham on 5th November
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Claire Martin - Best of 2008 Jazz in Audiophile Audition
28 January 2009
Remastered album awarded in year list.
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StereoMojo
"Curl up somewhere comfy then play this CD."
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Hi-Fi i Muzyka
5 Stars
"W przypadku tej wykonawczyni nie moglo byc inaczej."
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High Fidelity
“lyden er superb og matcher meget godt den ligeledes høje musikalske kvalitet”
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AudioVideoHD.com
La excelente vocalista de jazz "Claire Martin" se ha convertido en un auténtico icono del prestigioso sello escocés "Linn Records".
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Jazzwise
4 Stars
That rarest of things: a singer who actually lives up to the extravagant claims made on their behalf.
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Yorkshire Post
You can't have too much of a good thing.
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
Many of the songs are delivered with a jazzy twist and her trademark smoky-sweet voice.
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Atlantic Audio Society
An impressive singer, Claire Martin...
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The Jazz Rag
'smooth as silk voice...'
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Inverness Courier
'comfortable and late-night listening'
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Mojo
'Good enough to start a trend'
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The Leeds Guide
'a brave step for Martin!'
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Top (Tower Records)
'talented'
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Sunday Times
one of the few world-class singers
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The Observer
one of Britain's finest voices
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Classic CD
her voice smoulders
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Guitarist
this is a real treat
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The Sunday Times

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The Times

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30 November 2014 to 30 November 2014
England
National Centre for Early Music, York
with The Montpellier Cello Quartet