Wonderland Love Stories, Chapter 2: Good Morning Heartache

Wonderland Love Stories, Chapter 2: Good Morning Heartache


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The Wonderland series -- which made an impressive debut with its savvy but festive Christmas albums -- returns in time for Valentine's Day with Wonderland Love Stories, Chapter 2: Good Morning Heartache. Like their predecessors, the Wonderland Love Stories albums mix current and classic renditions of vocal jazz and pop standards. This time, however, romance -- specifically, the sour side of it -- is the focus, and on Good Morning Heartache there are many prime examples of songs about breakups, misunderstandings, and yearning, from Sarah Vaughan's wonderfully theatrical "Lonely Hours" to the smoky melancholy of Chris Connor's "Angel Eyes" to the deep indigo moodiness of Nina Simone's "Don't Explain." While some of the more modern recordings on the album don't have the presence of the aforementioned songs or of Billie Holiday's "Body and Soul" or Dinah Washington's "Drinking Again," Rickie Lee Jones' "Smile" and Mark Fontana's "December in My Soul" rival the classic recordings included here. Other standout tracks include Peggy Lee's "I'll Be Around," Chet Baker's "You Don't Know What Love Is," and Jane Monheit's "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)." Perhaps the strongest collection in the Wonderland Love Stories series, Wonderland Love Stories, Chapter 2: Good Morning Heartache offers a compelling mix of vintage and contemporary songs about heartbreak.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2004
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663027624
catalogNumber: 30276
Rank: 245557

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Eubie Blake   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Don Ray   Composer,Author
Andy Razaf   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer,Author
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer,Author
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Redd Evans   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer,Author
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Solomon   Composer
Jerry Solomon   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Brad Benedict   Producer,Art Direction
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
R.J. Smith   Liner Notes
John Turner   Composer
Andy Engel   Art Direction,Illustrations
Dave Mann   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Earl Brent   Composer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Arthur Kent   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
Edward Redding   Composer
Mark Fontana   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Glenn Barry   Design Producer
Traci Swartz   Artwork
Vinnie Maressa   Licensing
Hy Glaser   Composer
Glaser   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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