Reviews: Janie Dee at the BBC - Debut CD released October 2017
Photos: Auburn Jam Music
Janie Dee at the BBC – album launch – Live At Zédel, London.
Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I look forward to recapturing this exquisite evening when I settle down to listen to the CD which for many fans has been long overdue.
Barrie Jerram, Musical Theatre Review
CD Review – Janie Dee at the BBC
With its almost-cabaret feel, this album will be a fantastic memento to those who have seen Dee in her one-woman show and, for those who have not seen her, it will certainly whet the appetite to get out there and do just that. In the meantime – get the album – it’s great.
Nick Wakeham, Musical Theatre Review
Review of Janie Dee at the BBC – Live Studio Album
Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★
These versions of such modern classics, as with all the songs, are presented in a stripped-down, acoustic, easy-listening format – the famed and the relatively unknown given a fresh and unique rendering... this is, in the end, a delightful and exuberant album, and a welcome addition for those who appreciate good music, irrespective of style or format.
Chris Omaweng, London Theatre 1
Album Review: Janie Dee at the BBC
Dee takes us on a journey of hugely sophisticated charm that proves mightily hard to resist... But it is the simple purity of her interpretations that really shine through and prove deeply impressive... For me, it is the considered intelligence of her version of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ that is the album’s standout moment. A lyric that really benefits from a performer who has lived a bit, Dee delivers its yearning sentiment with such conviction whilst always knowing that less is more, no amount of ad-libbing could be as emotionally affecting as this, a lesson many a younger singer would do well to heed. Gorgeous.
Ian Foster, There Ought To Be Clowns