Pink Martini - Joy To The World
- Jan Fairley
- 15 December 2010
Multilingual choice of songs matches pristine voices with quirky arrangements
Pink Martini, who went big with debut album Sympathique featuring their hit ‘Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler’, now revamp ‘festive seasonal music’ including ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Santa Baby’. Don’t expect anything subversive á la Brave Combo: instead think China Forbes cuddling up on the couch singing ‘White Christmas’ in your ear.
Their multilingual choice of songs matches pristine voices with quirky arrangements and as befits their Portland, Oregon base, they are joined by the Pacific Youth Choir and Bells of the Cascades for a dazzling ‘Shchedryk’. With the best booklet cover in a long time, they make tunes that are already deep in our psyche sink deeper still.