Artist: Emi Fujita
Album: Camomile Blend
Styles: Vocal, Show Tunes, Ballads, Standards, Traditional Pop
Year of Release: 2003
Quality / Bitrate: MP3 / 320 kbit/s
Emi Fujia, Japan's top female singer joins hands with Norway's top music producers! 16 classic oldies + European ballads. Spiritual sound, sweet and soft voice, touches the deepest part of your heart!
Emi Fujita's second CD Camomile Blend is an easy-listening CD filled with jazzy reinterpretations of popular hits and folk tunes. It's not exactly a refreshing listen, as the arrangement by the Norwegian group Vamp rely a little too much on standard, formulaic use of those darned flutes and pipes and tin whistle that has been overused a zillion times ever since James Horner unleashed a whole new generation of Celtic muzak for plebians in the soundtrack of Titanic and everyone else hops on the bandwagon.
Still, as pleasant as it is formulaic, there's a charm to Fujita's gentle rendition of Angel Voices Calling and Father By Thy Hand/Ledsag os Herre. On the other end, unnecessary and unimaginative versions of First Of May and Home Of The Range are the lows when it comes to annoying muzak. It is worth mentioning that the murder of True Colors and the horrific jazzification of the Corrs' Runaway are just painful to listen to.
But, everything will still be okay if Emi Fujita hasn't insisted on singing English in a very heavy Japanese accent… Not to sound catty or anything, but I don't find accented English nice or "exotic" in any way. Won't it be better if Fujita sings the songs in Japanese? That may be some much needed twist in this lacklustre and unoriginal CD.
01. Fathre by Thy Hand / Ledsag os Herre - a cappella
02. First of May
05. Every Breath You Take
06. When I Dream
07. Beneath a Rowan Tree
08. Eleanor Plunkett
09. Once in a Very Blue Moon
10. True Colors
11. Faithless Love
12. Angel Voices Calling
13. Home on the Range
14. What a Wonderful World
15. Good Night
16. Father by Thy Hand/ Ledsag os Herre - scat
Emi Fujita - Camomile Blend.part1 - 71.53 MB
Emi Fujita - Camomile Blend.part2 - 60.78 MB