France - Full Moon 87 - 11/09/03
Caroline Nin is a cabaret diva to be discovered. This record is done live and you can tell by
the warm atmosphere. Nin moves easily from standards like "Lili Marleen" to the Marc Almond
number "The One and Only you". She puts her own spin on the material. She is a versatile singer
capable of both seductive warmth and steely nonchalance. She imbues "Gay Paree" with a knowing
irony and "Amsterdam" with pathos. The minimal accompaniment is daring and suits the material.
"Money" from Cabaret becomes a subtle exercise far from the brassy original.
The closing "Love for Sale" is not done live and gives the song a radical reworking. A perfect
end to an inspired record.
Copyright © 2003 Anna Maria Stjärnell