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Diana Krall — Temptation
Album: The Girl in the Other Room
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Released: 2004
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Rusted brandy in a diamond glass
Everything is made from dreams
Time is made from honey slow and sweet
Only the fools know what it means
Temptation, temptation, temptation
Oh, temptation, temptation, I can't resist
Well I know that she is made of smoke
But I've lost my way
He knows that I am broke
But I must play
Temptation, oh temptation, temptation, I can't resist
Dutch pink and Italian blue
He is there waiting for you
My will has disappeared
Now confusion is so clear
Temptation, temptation, temptation
I can't resist
Temptation, temptation, temptation
I can't resist
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 aspicer wrote:


Moving this back to the top for Bill!
 
One could imagine that Bill gave you his answer today.  Again.
 aspicer wrote:
Really wish Bill would substitute this version for Holly Cole's - MUCH better.
 

Moving this back to the top for Bill!
Sensual, Alluring, Provocative, and Sweet Honey Smooth Jazz 🎶Jazz, 🐾 Jazz 🎷❤️
 rocklandlove wrote:
Between Zoë Keating and a Tom Waits tune, you are all over my Sonoma County landscape today. Thanks Bill!
 

Jealous- I miss it so much... 
Really wish Bill would substitute this version for Holly Cole's - MUCH better.
I looked up Misogyny. Good second album, terrible live.
 meloman wrote:
tony620d wrote:
god not this hoebag again. im falling asleep. howbout some highway to hell. IM ON THE HIGHWAY TO HELL! :hungry:
In looking at your posts, it's clear you have a rather limited vocabulary, and you tend to favor scurrilous terms when commenting on women artists whose music you don't care for. I have a suggestion. Buy yourself a dictionary or thesaurus and see if you can find some words to express yourself in a less vulgar manner. While you're at it, you might want to look up "misogyny."
 

Yes, Tony  is not. I would go with the misogyny thing, but why did Ms. Krall drop her cover of "For No One"  from Quiet Nights - sang from a woman's point of view? Can't find it anywhere now. 
Very talented, but not my scene - I'm off to the Rock Mix.
 gb3d wrote:
  mhmNeilBlanchard wrote:
I really like Tom Waits' original - talk about eerie!  This one is sultry - which Tom is not really capable of ...
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Cat on the keyboard I guess...
Such fantastic production... Love it 
What a sequence:
You Should See Me in a Crown, Billie Eilish
Hey Lion, Sofi Tucker
Temptation, Diana Krall
And it WORKS., the sum is greater than the whole....

My 15 year old daughter told me to turn my music down while playing Eilish. I told her she should try listening to some of this  new music. She said "I already own that song, Dad".....
 Beanie wrote:
Is it wrong to slow dance with a legal text book to this song? I don't have a pillow handy...
 
It's not wrong, but it is legal?
Not even in the ball park of Holly Cole. Can't really hear this b/c it makes me want to hear the much more passionate version.
 aspicer wrote:

That's exactly the problem with this version - you wouldn't say that if it was Holly Cole...!

 
I wouldn't say it for this, either.
Between Zoë Keating and a Tom Waits tune, you are all over my Sonoma County landscape today. Thanks Bill!
 Keef wrote:
Elvis did good. 

 
Have they ever done any work together? I could google but am feeling lazy and look to my fellow ReePs to dazzle me with their knowledge. 
  mhmNeilBlanchard wrote:
I really like Tom Waits' original - talk about eerie!  This one is sultry - which Tom is not really capable of ...
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I like her. But I don't like her too much. I think she's overrated. IMHO. Not a lot of there there. Like most of her tracks, it's a solid - 6. On some days, even a fabulous middle of the road 5.  That is, I may listen to the tracks on RP, but I don't leap to download her tunes. 
 Aud wrote:
All right I got the idea!

 
That's exactly the problem with this version - you wouldn't say that if it was Holly Cole...!
I really like Tom Waits' original - talk about eerie!  This one is sultry - which Tom is not really capable of ...
Gotta love the sultry sound of her voice...
All right I got the idea!
Doesn't touch Holly Cole's version, which IMHO is amazing.
Good version of this song. An her enunciation enables me to understand all the lyrics, for which Waits has me guessing on a few words.
Elvis did good. 
This wonderful song showed up on my PSD.  Lucky me. 
 thatch wrote:
 socalhol wrote:
She sure has some serious powers of e-nun-ci-a-tion......
 

The way she sings "O
h so CLEAR" puts me off the whole song. The word "clear" sounds strange, like her throat tightens up.
 
Oh, for heaven's sake! ONE WORD puts you off the whole song?
I admit it sounds like she ran out of air, but I love this song. 
 socalhol wrote:
She sure has some serious powers of e-nun-ci-a-tion......
 

The way she sings "O
h so CLEAR" puts me off the whole song. The word "clear" sounds strange, like her throat tightens up.


She sure has some serious powers of e-nun-ci-a-tion......
Love this lady, the hell with Elvis.
uh huh HazzeSwede wrote:
Rusty Golden  Voice !!!  # 8.5
 


Great Voice!!!{#Dance}
..is not..i looked..
 fredriley wrote:
Never resist temptation because you never know if it'll come along again. I'd certainly feel temptation if Diana were singing to me in that sultry smokey voice {#Hearteyes}. 7 from the smouldering Nottingham jury.

 
So, you're rejecting the Tom Waits original because he's a man? (Just teasing you, Fred.) {#Roflol}

Gotta say - Diana Krall has a scary way of seducing men and women with her voice - I've heard the original, but this rendition just makes me weak in the knees.  And by the way - temptation will be a mainstay in life - it'll always be there, so you CAN resist it, knowing it'll manifest itself again and again. Choose your temptation.  I'm pretty sure there's a wise saying in there somewhere, but I'm tired, so I'll leave it to someone else to extrapolate.

Never resist temptation because you never know if it'll come along again. I'd certainly feel temptation if Diana were singing to me in that sultry smokey voice {#Hearteyes}. 7 from the smouldering Nottingham jury.

 Proclivities wrote:

I prefer the original, but who's to say she can't record her own version?  I like it.  What has to be added really?

 
She (her bassist actually) added a great deal to the first few seconds of the song, as far as I'm concerned.  After that, I'll take Tom's version.

Elvis gets all the chicks
 Albert1967 wrote:
Beautifully played and by a pack of fine musicians: but what does this add to what we already have . . .

Tom Waits, right? 
 
I prefer the original, but who's to say she can't record her own version?  I like it.  What has to be added really?

 CamLwalk wrote:
Like to hear Tom Waits cover this.
 
He wrote the vehicle.
Beautifully played and by a pack of fine musicians: but what does this add to what we already have . . .

Tom Waits, right? 
 denmom wrote:

I've always thought they'd be one of the most interesting celebrity couples to have dinner with.

 
A few years ago my date and I found ourselves alone with Mr and Mrs C in the back section of a good Vancouver restaurant, and seated close enough that I could have tapped Elvis on the shoulder with my bread knife. We could hear every word of their conversation (kids, what he did in the studio that day etc) and it took a real effort for us to not sit there silently eavesdropping and at the same time carry on our own conversation realizing that they could hear us, too.  My date had on a pair of vintage patent leather black and white flame Doc Martin oxfords that E gave a few sidelong glances, but it never turned into a conversation opener.  

Now I can say I had dinner with Elvis and Diana...and that they like their Bloody Caesars extra spicy.

hre band... 10 ... the performance 8.6 .... covering Tom ... hmmmmm
I swear, Bill's got a thing for those canajun wimmen!  (For which I thank him!)  {#Smile}

Incredible Torch!


 nate917 wrote:
.......
For further information on policing people's opinions, navigate to a Porcupine Tree page and publicly suggest that Steve Wilson is an overrated windbag.
 

Good one!  LOL!

 

Costello and Krall leave me cold.  I recognize the discipline and technique but......


Like to hear Tom Waits cover this.

Nice.
Mrrrrrowrrr...  

She doesn't hit the mark 100% of the time, but she nails it on this track.
The Tom Waits original is 1000 times better.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Run for your lives! RP is being taken over by Canadian women!
 Works for me!  {#Dance}


Run for your lives! RP is being taken over by Canadian women!
Rusty Golden  Voice !!!  # 8.5

 romeotuma wrote:


I have always enjoyed her...  I know what you mean...  but I think she is doing fine...
 

"but I think she is doing fine"??  I hope that was an attempt at humour.  Diana Krall was named 'Best Female Vocalist,' for a second year in a row.
What a band! Yikes.
 jimkin wrote:
Diana Krall is an incredible talent.  Simply amazing both as a pianist and a vocalist.  IMHO this isn't the best selection to judge her by if this is your first exposure to her music.  As a previous post suggested her music seems to be moving towards targeting commercial results now instead of the pure joy seeing where it takes you.  A pity.
 

I have always enjoyed her...  I know what you mean...  but I think she is doing fine...


it doesn't get any sexier....{#Yes}
Good to hear DK on RP  {#Hearteyes}
Diana Krall is an incredible talent.  Simply amazing both as a pianist and a vocalist.  IMHO this isn't the best selection to judge her by if this is your first exposure to her music.  As a previous post suggested her music seems to be moving towards targeting commercial results now instead of the pure joy seeing where it takes you.  A pity.
stkman wrote:
... she has become a damn good vocal stylist but her strong suit has allways been she is a amazing jazz piano player, been listening to her for years, do think the recording industry has pushed her into more commercial stuff


illuminating comment, stkman. because of what you said i especially listened out for the piano, but it was so far in the back i felt this must only be doing her a dis-service.

I like this version well enough and she is definitely better eye candy than Tom Waits but no one can wrench this tune out this like ol' Tom...  {#Sunny} 
 holborne wrote:
All I can say is this woman must be a tiger in bed, because I sure can't figure out what Elvis Costello sees in her musically. Bleeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

 

Yeesh ....

I don't especially get the music either, but I can totally understand why people do —- it's that whole jazzy torch singer thing.

I've always thought they'd be one of the most interesting celebrity couples to have dinner with.


holborne wrote:
All I can say is this woman must be a tiger in bed, because I sure can't figure out what Elvis Costello sees in her musically. Bleeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhh.


LOL she is way too sexy looking for Elvis but thats not the point, she has become a damn good vocal stylist but her strong suit has allways been she is a amazing jazz piano player, been listening to her for years, do think the recording industry has pushed her into more commercial stuff

All I can say is this woman must be a tiger in bed, because I sure can't figure out what Elvis Costello sees in her musically. Bleeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

no comment -   7  /  8.
I think Tom Waits is one of the greatest songwriters alive... and this is in fact a great version of this song!
I will rare it a nine
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Great song.  Holly Cole nails this one cold.  Diana lays back too much to be involving for me.  Still worth listening to but the vocal lacks excitement.  Just doesn't sound very tempted.
 kayaksurf4fun wrote:
down right sexy lady....!

 
Roger that!
I love all that's happening in this track.

She is no Scarlett Johansson (the King of Tom Waits covers) ;-)
down right sexy lady....!
First Feist and now Krall. Am I listening to radio from the other side of my border? Radio Paradise just went CBC on me!
huebdoo wrote:
I have to admit I dont know too many Sexy & Cool folks from Nanaimo, they are either one or the other - not both Diana certainly has both down in spades I am amazed by her performances, considering its a little mill town on the coast with no real Jazz music community around it to foster this kind of talent. Maybe its the laid back lifestyle, the grey skies, the rain ... who knows
I think she was raised on old jazz standards, her father's records.
This one is tough, it's ok but the original by Tom Waits is amazing! I wouldn't say this cover does it much justice.
burdell wrote:
I don't think we need this kind of racism on RP. Say you don't like the song/singer, but don't make it into a black/white thing.
Racism? Not so fast. First, even racists are entitled to their opinions. I frankly think your censorship is more repugnant than the "racism" that you are imputing to Victoryluna. Second, Victory did note that it was a stereotype (an "old line") that white women ain't got no soul. If you disagree, then refute it, as did the person who (correctly) suggested that Peggy Lee was a counterexample. For further information on policing people's opinions, navigate to a Porcupine Tree page and publicly suggest that Steve Wilson is an overrated windbag.
I have to admit I dont know too many Sexy & Cool folks from Nanaimo, they are either one or the other - not both Diana certainly has both down in spades I am amazed by her performances, considering its a little mill town on the coast with no real Jazz music community around it to foster this kind of talent. Maybe its the laid back lifestyle, the grey skies, the rain ... who knows
You must not listen to many female singers other than the urban bubble gum crap that most girls of colour choose to (sic) sing. Pity. victoryluna wrote:
DK ain't got no soul. Underscores the old line about how white women shouldn't even try to sing jazzy.
burdell wrote:
I don't think we need this kind of racism on RP. Say you don't like the song/singer, but don't make it into a black/white thing.
Extra jerk points for sexism too.
I don't think we need this kind of racism on RP. Say you don't like the song/singer, but don't make it into a black/white thing. victoryluna wrote:
DK ain't got no soul. Underscores the old line about how white women shouldn't even try to sing jazzy.
laozilover wrote:
:arrowd: I'm OD'ing on intarwebz-cleverness here... :rolleyes:
:lol:
she took the sex right outa this song
bobrk wrote:
Heh. Elvis got her preggers! Congrats!
And with twins. Can you say ''fertility drugs''?
victoryluna wrote:
DK ain't got no soul. Underscores the old line about how white women shouldn't even try to sing jazzy.
Tell that to Peggy Lee.
I think Diana Krall is an amazing artist with a beautiful voice. One of my favorite contemporary jazz artists- hands down.
it's not bad per se, but it doesn't pass my bar for covers. It just doesn't add anything to the original. "Whooooa-whoooa-whoooa" just isn't any kinda substitute for Waits' desperate "laddaHEEEEEAHHHHHHHHHHH", and it suffers without the punch of the horns.
Thats just sad commentary and a bit over biased victoryluna wrote:
DK ain't got no soul. Underscores the old line about how white women shouldn't even try to sing jazzy.
feckless55 wrote:
Like Holly Cole's version better.
I agree.
DK ain't got no soul. Underscores the old line about how white women shouldn't even try to sing jazzy.
I don't even like Diana Krall (but I love Waits) and I think this is a great version of the song. Not as good a Tom's, though.
justlistening wrote:
Glad I'm not the only one that isn't enamoured with Diana Krall. Don't hate her, she's obviouly talented, just leaves me lukewarm.
Some things she can do well, others not. This falls in the former category, IMO.
Diana's channeling Maria Muldaur here...
Not one of my favorite Waits songs but it is covered well here. I also like Holly Cole's version but this is better.
Please play the Tom Waits version!! One of my all-time favorite songs, in terms of execution. So beautifully played and recorded. Just awesome. This version just makes me miss that which makes the other so friggin' good.
:arrowd: I'm OD'ing on intarwebz-cleverness here... :roll:
This is only decent if you haven't heard Tom Waits' version. Even Tom's backup band is better.
I've got nothing against her but I can think of lot's of people I'd rather hear sing,many of whom shop at my local grocery store.
VERY SMOOTH, LUCKY ELVIS
Like Holly Cole's version better.
garoo1980 wrote:
Of course I'm not really into jazz so maybe I'm the wrong audience to start with.
This song is to jazz was a Kia is to a Porsche.
when is the end of this song (if you want to call it that)
did anybody see her on letterman the other night? she looked just like mama cass!
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
I like Diana Krall but this song just seems.... Put on?
Waits' version is much more evocative ("hurts more"), and Krall's crisp enunciation makes it hard to take her too seriously.
The vocals are merely good, but I dig the bass.
justlistening wrote:
Glad I'm not the only one that isn't enamoured with Diana Krall. Don't hate her, she's obviouly talented, just leaves me lukewarm.
I saw her live just before she made it big, and even in a small venue I wasn't thrilled. Of course I'm not really into jazz so maybe I'm the wrong audience to start with.
listen to this I appreciate even more the great Version by good old Tom Waits!
meloman wrote:
In looking at your posts, it's clear you have a rather limited vocabulary, and you tend to favor scurrilous terms when commenting on women artists whose music you don't care for. I have a suggestion. Buy yourself a dictionary or thesaurus and see if you can find some words to express yourself in a less vulgar manner. While you're at it, you might want to look up "misogyny."
Or "moron".
tony620d wrote:
god not this hoebag again. im falling asleep. howbout some highway to hell. IM ON THE HIGHWAY TO HELL! :hungry:
In looking at your posts, it's clear you have a rather limited vocabulary, and you tend to favor scurrilous terms when commenting on women artists whose music you don't care for. I have a suggestion. Buy yourself a dictionary or thesaurus and see if you can find some words to express yourself in a less vulgar manner. While you're at it, you might want to look up "misogyny."
Smooth as silk...
Let's keep her in the other room.
Heh. Elvis got her preggers! Congrats!
no, no, no ... this easy-listening version does the original no good. never again please!
Gorky wrote:
Oh Lord, this one goes on forever.....
Lucky for us, that. :bounce:
Oh Lord, this one goes on forever.....
it's okay, but Holly's rendition is much more sultry
I don't think I have heard the original of this song in 5 years (except when I am at home with my CDs). I miss it. Between Krall & Cole's equally lackluster covers, the passion has been sucked right out of this song. Sounds like she's resisting the temptation to fall asleep. IMO.
The woman's got it goin' on.
I like Diana Krall but this song just seems.... Put on? Not sure what it is but it just doesnt' work for me.
I wonder whether Krall's husband (Elvis Costello) is giving his Canadian wife regular little injections--of musicality, of course!
Glad I'm not the only one that isn't enamoured with Diana Krall. Don't hate her, she's obviouly talented, just leaves me lukewarm.
:yawn: