It's hard to imagine the vibrant multi-talented Diana Krall as ever being a Wallflower, but that's the title of her new album. The pride of Nanaimo, she has won eight JUNOs and five Grammys and registered a phenomenal nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum certified albums in both Canada and the U.S., all featuring her fluent piano and sultry jazz vocals. Expect major commercial success to again come her way with this one, as it features production by hitmaker David Foster (Whitney Houston, Celine Dion). Not that she needs much help, but the presence of Michael Buble and Bryan Adams as duet partners (on, respectively, "Alone Again Naturally" and "Feels Like Home") will further guarantee major exposure and shifted units. Song selection here covers pop classics from the '60s onwards, all tunes that inspired a younger Krall (she terms this a pop not a jazz record). Tunes include The Eagles fave "Desperado", Mamas and the Papas' "California Dreamin’", and Crowded House gem "Don't Dream It's Over", while "If I Take You Home Tonight" is an unreleased composition from Paul McCartney.
The 14-city Canadian leg of her ‘Wallflower World Tour’ will kick off in Edmonton, AB, on May 11 and will include performances with local symphony orchestras in select cities. Check the full itinerary at her website.