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KATIE MELUA, Call off the Search

Audio CD

Disk ID: 766329

Disk length: 41m 30s (12 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2006

Label: Unknown

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“Call off the Search” Tracks & Durations

1. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 3:24
2. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 3:25
3. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 4:13
4. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 3:36
5. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 3:23
6. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 3:49
7. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 3:21
8. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 2:30
9. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 3:06
10. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 3:09
11. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 3:17
12. CALL OFF THE SEARCH 4:09

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Review

Call Off the Search was released in the U.K. in November 2003 to deserved acclaim, alongside countless declarations that this 19-year-old British music school-educated, Russian-born singer is "the next Norah." There are similarities--Melua does work within a jazz/blues idiom, is talented beyond her years, and concentrates more on classics than her own material (ten are covers and two originals). But she's far more of a classic showbiz type singer than the sultry and sophisticated-sounding Jones. On the single "The Closest Thing to Crazy," for instance, Melua's phrasing is pure show tune. But it works for her, as it did for Lena and Liza before. The only weak link resides in a few straightahead blues songs, notably the 12-bar stomp "My Aphrodisiac Is You." Melua has the talent, she just lacks the soul to put oomph into a song that namechecks the Kama Sutra (this is as it should be, of course, as she's a teenager, but the choice of material is suspect nonetheless). Melua is a great torch singer who deserves the spotlight; odds are you'll eagerly await her next album before you're even done listening to this one all the way through. --Mike McGonigal