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I was going to come on here and tear Shelby Lynne 's horrible new album featuring smooth jazz interpretations of Dusty Springfield covers a new

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Shel-Shocked at Lynne's Springfield Smooth-Out

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I was going to come on here and tear Shelby Lynne's horrible new album featuring smooth jazz interpretations of Dusty Springfield covers a new asshole, but it looks like Ther Huffington Post beat me to the punch. San Nunziato says it all here (the only other dig I'd include is Lynne performing "Breakfast In Bed" as though she's still asleep): "When I first heard about this project, I was somewhat excited. Good songs, good voice, good producer. What more do you need? Well, after one painful listen and a follow-up -"Was it really that bad?"- listen, I have decided that someone must take the blame. Fellow blogger, Matt Budd, closes his glowing review of this record by saying, "By doing this album (Shelby Lynne) has given us all the opportunity to listen to these great songs again. Thanks, Shelby." Everyone... buy "Dusty In Memphis" and any of the many Dusty Springfield Greatest Hits CDs that are available and you can listen to these great songs again...PROPERLY. I cannot "thank" Miss Lynne or producer Phil Ramone for sucking the life out of these legendary pieces of music that were just fine AS IS! Shelby Lynne's reading of such classics as "Anyone Who Had A Heart," "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me," and the title track, "Just A Little Lovin'" have no soul. Zero. Listening did not move me or make me feel sexy. It actually made me think of Wim Wenders and the desert...And what about "I Only Want To Be With You," the power-pop/girl group masterpiece? Was it necessary to slow this down and get all "laid back on our asses?" This version would make Perry Como shout, 'C'MON! PICK IT UP!' It's only January and I am pretty certain no release this year will disappoint and annoy me as much as this. I love Shelby Lynne, but this is wrong. Sorry, Shelby."

 
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