Sting’s Her facility in French is commendable but my favourites happen to be in English: her exhilarating arrangement of Cole Porter’s I Love Paris and her sublime version of Let It be Me. Allure Becky Fox ABC Jazz FRANCOPHILES will be captivated by this clever mix of old and new French torch songs by classically trained Melbourne singer Becky Fox. For her first solo album ( following a collaboration with guitarist Leonard Grigoryan), the 24- year- old channels chanteuses such as Edith Piaf and crooner Charles Trenet with a spicing of the romantic side of Sting. Featuring a classy backing line- up, including Grigoryan, Tony Gould, Joe Chindamo and John Hoffman, this is an album for all those people who love falling in love. Fox is blessed with a spine- tinglingly pretty voice that soars and caresses lyrics and melodies that she obviously loves. She displays a gift for drawing out the layers of feeling and longing in familiar songs such as La Vie en Rose , Belle du Jour and
La Belle Dame sans Regrets.