"Top Shelf" CD
Japanese Import: Remastered and Expanded Mini-LP CD of the Best of Laura Ainsworth
Not available for purchase/shipping to Japan. These orders will be refunded if placed.
Laura Ainsworth's music has received such a warm response from Japanese critics and fans of classic American vocal jazz that Japan's Ratspack Records created this expanded CD version of her best-of vinyl LP, "Top Shelf."
The CD, in coveted mini-LP CD format, includes 16 tracks - 15 of Laura's favorite tracks from her first three albums, plus the previously-unreleased Irving Berlin classic, "You'd Be Surprised." All are warmly remastered by Jessica Thompson, Grammy-nominated for her work on Erroll Garner's "The Complete Concert by the Sea." The production was overseen by David Gasten, producer of the popular "This is Vintage Now" CD compilation series (Laura's version of "An Occasional Man" is the lead track on "This Is Vintage Now Volume 2.")
The "Top Shelf" CD comes in a plastic protective sleeve with an Obi band, extensive liner notes including info on each song, lyric sheet for all songs, and a 16-page color photo booklet on Laura's unusual upbringing as the daughter of big band musical prodigy Billy Ainsworth (Tommy Dorsey, Freddy Martin, Ray McKinley, Tex Beneke and more) and her own award-winning mixture of modern and classic lounge/jazz/big band/torch musical styles.
"One of the most-loved divas in the retro-jazz genre." - Jazz Japan magazine
"Seamless delivery derived from the 1940s and 1950s, yet contemporary as well." - Downbeat
1. That’s How I Got My Start
2. Necessary Evil
3. That’s the Kind of Guy I Dream Of
4. The Gentleman Is A Dope
5. You’d Be Surprised
6. Love For Sale
8. Medley: Long Ago And Far Away/You Stepped Out Of A Dream
9. An Occasional Man
10. Out Of This World
11. Hooray For Love
13. My Foolish Heart
14. Dream A Little Dream Of Me
15. Wasting My Love On You
16. Just Give Me A Man