Viktoria Tolstoy

Pictures Of Me - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9712-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 97122 7
  • German Release: 22/09/2006
  • Genre: Swedish Jazz, Vocal Jazz

"Ihr Name steht für Vocal-Jazz vom Feinsten, und auch das neue Album hält, was Viktoria Tolstoy verspricht." (CONCERTO)

No longer available – out of print

This CD sets an example. It bids farewell to the never ending grumbling and groaning about the dark future, and the demise of culture in the age of the TV-commercial and the ring-tone. “We should not take life too seriously all the time”, says Viktoria Tolstoy, which does not go to say that she makes life simpler than it is. Pictures Of Me, the singer’s third release on ACT makes the impossible seem easy: It celebrates profundity with ease, retains artistic integrity, yet oozes a feelgood spirit that is infectious, and shows that even some of pop’s greatest masterpieces can still be perfected further. An amazing feat!Paul Simon, Prince, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Alan Parsons, Seal, Van Morrison – for the repertoire on Pictures Of Me, Viktoria Tolstoy has looked only to the best for inspiration. She rummaged through her personal rec...

line up

Viktoria Tolstoy – vocals
Jacob Karlzon – piano and keyboards
Hans Andersson – acoustic bass
Peter Danemo – drums and percussion
Xavier Desandre Navarre – percussion
Tore Brunborg – saxophone and flute
Lars Danielsson - cello

Recording Information

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Lars Nilsson, Jenny Nilsson and Bo Savik at Nilento Studios, Göteborg, Sweden
Sound and Edit Design by Lars Nilsson
Produced by Lars Danielsson

If you click on the link below you can see a VIDEO of Viktoria Tolstoy performing the song "South" from her new album Pictures of Me during a Swedish television show: