Marie has had a tough childhood ever since her mother Elisa committed suicide. She has spent most of her life in an orphanage and now makes a living as a small time criminal in Paris. Now she wants to unravel her past and find her father whom she blames for her mother's death.
Though Tails was her debut album, Loeb had already hit the stratosphere of the pop charts a year earlier with "Stay", a monster hit from the soundtrack of the film Reality Bites. "Stay" is also included on Tails, but the other 12 tracks demonstrate Loeb had more than one good song in her, even if none of them found similar success on the singles chart. Loeb's knack for infectious, buoyant pop shines through on such instantly catchy tunes as "Snow Day", "Rose-Colored Time" and "Waiting for Wednesday"; quieter, darker numbers such as "Hurricane", "Alone" and "Lisa Listen" reveal a more reflective side; and "Taffy" shows she's occasionally willing to let loose and rock as well.
Despite the fact that they're currently seeing more than their fair share of stale reproductions, standards became standards because they lend themselves to endless interpretations. Still, after countless recordings, it takes a singer with both the courage and the right voice to breathe new life into them. Such singers are rare, but Swedish vocalist Lisa Ekdahl is undoubtedly among them. ~ Amazon
Lisa Gerrard was so indelibly and obviously a part of what made Dead Can Dance what it is that it's little wonder that The Mirror Pool feels essentially like a continuation of that band's haunting, vast atmospheres. Without Brendan Perry's deep, rolling voice as a contrast, Gerrard's sky-sweeping abilities transform the entire recording into a truly mystical experience. The use of Australia's Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra on many tracks continues the tradition of strong arrangements in Gerrard's work, thanks to the abilities of John Bonnar, who conducts as well as performs at other points.
Silver Sound is a German composer, musician and producer of electronic music Uwe Schmidt, most known as Atom Heart. He is often regarded as the father of electrolatino, electrogospel, and aciton music.
Best described as environmental lounge electro, Schmidt incorporates elements of exotica and jungle in these dense, exquisitely detailed tracks. Silver Sound also signals a shift in Schmidt's material toward a wilder, more schizophrenic approach to composition and a less derived overall sound.
Compiling material from Willie Nelson's later career, the box set Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 provides a thorough overview of the singer's most popular recordings, as well as some of his most obscure. Divided into three thematic discs – "Pilgrimage," "Sojourns," and "Exodus" – the box contains most of his hits from the era, including selections from The Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. These songs are on "Pilgrimage." "Sojourns" concentrates on his duets, while "Exodus" is filled with songs from the late '80s and early '90s…
If there was ever a female voice that conveyed the diverse qualities of the fertile Austin, TX music scene, Toni Price would be on anyone's short list for the honors. On her second album she wraps her lazy, husky drawl around some terrific material, much of it penned by Gwil Owen who wrote or co-wrote seven of these 13 tunes. Price also utilizes the cream of the city's extensive crop of musical talent with drummers Barry Frosty Smith, Doyle Bramhall ,and Lisa Pankratz joining fiddler Champ Hood and guitarists Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Casper Rawls, David Grissom, and Derek O'Brien (who also produced) on a set that mixes country, folk, jazz, torch, blues, rock, and twang with an effortlessness unique to Austin's distinctive groove.