Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Scarlett Waits & Tom Johansson

finally !

it's been months since we first heard about 'Starlette' Johansson debut album, a Tom Waits' cover compilation.
so, here's the first track leaking on the web (and the album cover), because it isn't that bad...

Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head (zshare) (YSI link)
(the original file has been removed, but i've added 2 new links as you can see ! whoaw, i'm a bad boy !)



bonus : scarlett covering gershwin, with footages from Lost in Translation (one of my favourite movies). Download 'summertime'

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh God...she can't sing. Let's be honest, there is nothing special about her voice and it sounds heavily of studio refinement.
Worse then Summertime, and I thought Summertime was bad.

Anonymous said...

I don't like it at all. Like the other poster said it sounds too studio enhanced.

Anonymous said...

this producer sucks...I've heard her sing elsewhere and despite my worst hopes, was pleasantly surprised. I thought she really could sing. This guy treated her voice like crap, doubled it up and put it in a soup of reverb, makes her sound like a no-talent, but I tell you she has talent...
dang.

Anonymous said...

I like her slow drawn out version of "Summertime"(DL it) but that first song. YUCK! Thanks for posting and sharing. =D

Secretista said...

That's horrible.

_watchtower_ said...

I'll concede this album probably won't suck quite as hard as I'd (eagerly?) anticipated, but that track was still pretty, 'meh.'

I'd find this much less irritating if it was her own work she was releasing. But that was poorly mixed, and she didn't add anything particularly interesting to it...

Waits' material deserves better.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the general consensus. Her sound is of a drunken moan with reverb. And sorry, the producer probably helped as much as one could do with a no talent wanna-be.
And she drowned out Bowie!!
Lame.

Steven Ray Morris said...

What's wrong with reverb?

I would say most people had a hard time getting into Tom Waits voice so I don't see the problem here. Most people are pre-disposed to not like this album so there's that.

I really like "Anywhere I Lay My Head," the song, I haven't heard the rest of the album yet, but I think I'll like the rest...