Craft Recordings have announced the deluxe reissue of Madeleine Peyroux’s best-selling 2004 album, Careless Love. Set for release on August 27th and available for pre-order today, the collection includes the acclaimed, original album, plus a previously unreleased live set, captured in its entirety in 2005 at Spain’s Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Careless Love will be available digitally, as a 2-CD set, and on 180-gram vinyl as a 3-LP set, housed in a triple gatefold jacket. Both physical editions include recently-unearthed photos, captured during Careless Love’s original release, plus new liner notes from the GRAMMY® Award-winning journalist Ashley Kahn, who recently spoke to Peyroux about the making of the album and her triumphant performance in Spain.
Fans can get a first listen now with the instant grat. single, “Don’t Wait Too Long (live)”. Additionally, to celebrate the reissue, Madeleine Peyroux is scheduled to return to the road on an extensive Careless Love Forever world tour, kicking off September 9th at The Egg in Albany, NY.
The tour represents the first time Peyroux will play the beloved album front-to-back, with dates to continue through August 2022 and more global announcements coming soon.
See below for the initial leg of U.S. dates and visit MadeleinePeyroux.com for ticket information. Released eight years after her debut, Careless Love marked a new chapter for the then-30-year-old Peyroux. Born in Athens, GA to bohemian parents, Peyroux spent her teenage years in Paris, where she found herself entranced by the city’s busking musicians. By 15, the precocious singer was performing alongside them in the city’s Latin Quarter and soon dropped out of high school to tour Europe full-time.
When she returned to the States in her 20s, Peyroux settled in New York, where she was discovered —and promptly signed—by Atlantic Records’ Yves Beauvais, who co-produced her 1996 debut, Dreamland. Immediately, Peyroux caught the attention of the music world, drawing comparisons to one of the greatest jazz vocalists in history, Billie Holiday. Yet, amid a whirlwind of buzz and critical acclaim, the young artist withdrew from the spotlight. “When I came back to New York to make that first album I was like a deer in the headlights,” Peyroux tells Kahn. “It was my first time in a studio, my first time back in America. Then 9/11 happened. Then George W. got re-elected. It was like the world was going crazy. After Dreamland I had signed with Sony and I was trying to make my second record. I was broke and I didn’t know what I was going to do next.”
Price & Availability
Click here to pre-order Careless Love (Deluxe Edition) on 3-LP ($59.99), 2-CD ($24.99) and digital formats. The official release date is set for August 27, 2021.
Visit MadeleinePeyroux.com for exclusive merchandise and more information on the tour.