Cassandra Wilson - New Moon Daughter

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180 Gram Double Vinyl! Re-mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios! Jazz Tinged Compositions Sit Alongside a Stunning Set of Ingenious Covers! Cassandra Wilson's own excellent, jazz tinged compositions sit alongside a stunning set of ingenious covers from a highly diverse spectrum of composers. "Last Train To Clarksville" is transformed from a catchy pop song into a stripped-down and genuinely effective jazz vocal work-out. "Harvest Moon" slows down Neil Young's already wistful ballad to an almost painful level and, in so doing, takes it to an even higher level of gentle reflection. Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" & U2's "Love Is Blindness" are transformed into 3 in the morning jazz club classics. The vocals and backing to Robert Johnson's "32-20" are simplified to the point where only the essence of the blues is allowed to shine and, Lewis Allan's "Strange Fruit" becomes as desolate and challenging as its horrific lyrics. This is no easy listen... sparse, complex, often brooding arrangements coupled with Cassandra Wilson's deep, earthy voice and complicated phrasing demand your attention. Waver and you're lost. BUT... give this album the listening time & space it deserves and reap the rewards. Unusual, highly atmospheric tracks that combine superb singing and marvellously "distant" musical backings to weave real magic. Clever, very effective and worth the required effort! This album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart in 1996. Features: • 180 Gram Vinyl • Double LP • Re-mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios • Gatefold Sleeve Musicians: Cassandra Wilson, vocals, acoustic guitar Cyro Baptista, percussion, Jew's-Harp, shaker Dougie Bowne, percussion, drums, whistle, vibraphone Gary Breit, Hammond organ Kevin Breit, acoustic & electric guitar, banjo, bouzouki Brandon Ross. acoustic & electric guitar Charles Burnham, violin Tony Cedras, accordion Graham Haynes, cornet Lawrence "Butch" Morris, cornet Jeff Haynes, percussion, bongos Peepers, background vocals Mark Peterson, bass Lonnie Plaxico, bass Gib Wharton, pedal steel guitar Chris Whitley, guitar Selections: LP1 - Side A : 1. Strange Fruit 2. Love Is Blindness 3. Solomon Sang LP1 - Side B: 1. Death Letter 2. Skylark 3. Find Him 4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry LP2 - Side C: 1. Last Train To Clarksville 2. Until 3. A Little Warm Death LP2 - Side D: 1. Memphis 2. Harvest Moon 3. 32-20

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Record Label Pure Pleasure Records
Music Genre Vocalist