Jennifer Warnes Another Time, Another Place Audiophile Vinyl
The ten tracks include songs by Eddie Vedder (“Just Breathe”) and Mark Knopfler (“Why Worry”) and an homage to post-Katrina New Orleans (“The Big Easy”). Underscoring Warnes’ wide-ranging talent are the cherished classics “Tomorrow Night” and “I See Your Face Before Me,” where the lush string orchestration recalls Nelson Riddle. Another Time also represents a reunion with fellow Leonard Cohen alum Roscoe Beck, who also acted as collaborator/co-producer on Warnes’ Famous Blue Raincoat. Peppered with stellar side-musicians like guitarist Dean Parks, pedal steel legend Greg Leisz, and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, the spare arrangements are as cozy as a porch swing, with accents of dobro, accordion, organ. Sonics on the 180-gram LP sport smooth airy highs and a full presence range.
Though Warnes is in her early 70s, her voice has aged gracefully, her highest notes a bit more earthbound, yet filled with interpretive elasticity and luminance, and of course, glorious phrasing.
Welcome back, JW.