Half The Perfect World
Label: Universal Music Group International
Madeleine Peyroux rejoins the same team she worked with on her bestselling Careless Love. Highlights include the title track and "Blue Alert,"(covers from the neglected Anjani Thomas/Leonard Cohen collaboration of the same name) and a surprisingly moody saunter through "Everybody's Talkin'." It says something that Peyroux's originals can rest next to old standards, and modern classic by Cohen, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell.