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Splendor in the Grass | Pink Martini (2009) ★★★★★
The fourth full-length album from Pink Martini. This album as usual, features in several languages including English, Spanish, French, and Neapolitan (And in case you don’t know Neapolitan is the language used in Naples and Campania). It contains 9 original songs plus 4 covers. It is another brilliant album from Pink Martini.

This album includes a track titled “Sing” a popular song written by Joe Raposo for Sesame Street that gained popularity when performed by The Carpenters in 1973, Pink Martini version features the voice of Sesame Street performer “Luis” Emilio Delgado. And the song “Splendor in the Glass” used wonderful melody from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

The CD contains 14 tracks as follows; 1. Nanna nanna 2. Ohayoo Ohio 3. Splendor in the Grass 4. Où est ma tête 5. And Then You’re Gone 6. But Now I’m Back 7. Sunday Table 8. Over the Valley 9. Tuca tuca 10. Bitty Boppy Betty 11. Sing 12. Piensa en mi 13. New Amsterdam 14. Ninna nanna (reprise)

Limited Edition pressing includes a bonus DVD with 10 live tracks as follows; 1. Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love 2. Gardens of Sampson & Beasley 3. The Flying Squirrel 4. Hey Eugene 5. Dosvedanya Mio Bombino 6. Cante e Dance 7. Una notte a napoli 8. Clementine 9. Hang on Little Tomato 10. Dansez-vous

2009.12.28