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Old 7th April 2006, 01:04 PM   #11
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Happy Rhodes veers quite closely to the Kate Bush side of the road. http://www.auntiesocialmusic.com/biography/

You might also like Portishead (dreamy female vocals backed by film-noir inspired hip hop beats.)

Sandy Denny (solo and with Fairport Convention) had one of the most beautiful voices in the English folk-rock movement. There is a best of collection that is a nice introduction to her oeuvre.

http://www.sandydenny.co.uk/

...and if you like Sandy, Linda Thompson would be another voice to investigate. The work she did with husband Richard is some of the most beautiful and haunted in rock and roll.

Finally, you *must* hear Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares (get Nonesuch 79165 first - the one with the black cover. It may still be on 4AD in England?). If you are a Kate Bush fan, you have already heard a small sampling of their otherworldly sound. A trio of soloists from the choir sing backing vocals on "The Sensual World." Ms Bush has stated that their music has been known to reduce her to tears. If anyone ever has a chance to witness them live, I highly recommend it.

I'll sit back for now and wait for your reaction to these ...

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Old 7th April 2006, 03:28 PM   #12
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Some of Sia's solo work like Rachelle Farrell is hit or miss, but her work with Zero7 is mostly all excellent. Zero7 has 2 great CD's. I would highly recommend them for chill music with classic jazz sensibility. Young or older folks tend to groove with it a parties.

Bebel Gilberto has 2 nice CD's under her belt. She is a Brazilian based in New York singer/songwriter. She also happens to be the daughter of jazz great Joao Gilberto of Stan Getz fame. As with Astrud (not her mom) has the name but also a very pleasant sexy female voice with great production values behind her. Very classy music with some of the same qualities as Zero7.

One of my all time fav female rock singers is Chrissie Hynde from the Pretenders. Her best work is her renditions of Ray-Davies "I Go to Sleep"and "It's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate". Still sounds great after all the years.

I love Peter Gabriel. I think I bought all of his stuff up to 1989 or so. If I had to choose one CD it would be "Peter Gabriel 3: (melting polaroid cover)" not too sure of the remastered version yet. I think I listened to it briefly and it was noticebly different than the original.
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Old 7th April 2006, 06:04 PM   #13
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Re: Peter Gabriel.
I again replayed the CD's PG II & III [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] compared to original LP recordings I have, sound as if at least half the tracks have been re-recorded and are vastly different. He must have used the master multitrack tapes and re-recorded using added/updated tracks. Most of the Fripp Guitar stuff is still retained TG. So if you are still a fan of these 2 albums, I would have to give a high thumbs up must have in your collection
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Oh, yes, let me also plug The Roches and The McGarrigle Sisters.
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Old 7th April 2006, 06:13 PM   #15
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The Roches are great for testing speakers. Is not one of them (sisters) married to Fripp?
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Old 8th April 2006, 02:27 AM   #16
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As for the remastered question, I find that they are usually louder, not better than the original CD release. (Judging mostly from some old David Bowie, of which I have both original and remastered CD.) I have the "remastered" Kate Bush Hounds of Love and it sounds like poo compared to my LP copy. I haven't heard the original, un-remastered CD to compare, though.

Portishead was mentioned. Check out Beth Orton's album with Rustin Man.

As far as English folk goes, try Steeleye Span. "Now We Are Six" and "Parcel of Rogues" are two good choices. Although, my CD of the latter could have used some remastering. There are some glitchy thumping sounds on it that don't sound like digital errors.

Oh, and here's an Antony link:

http://www.theworldofadam.com/thelake.html

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...and if you dig that Portishead->Rustin Man (BTW - isn't it Beth Gibbons who sings on these?) road, then you should backtrack to Talk Talk and then zig zag to 'O' Rang and Bark Psychosis.

Durutti Column has also made some damned fine records in their twenty odd years.

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...and if you dig that Portishead->Rustin Man (BTW - isn't it Beth Gibbons who sings on these?) road, then you should backtrack to Talk Talk and then zig zag to 'O' Rang and Bark Psychosis.

Durutti Column has also made some damned fine records in their twenty odd years.

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Yep, Beth Gibbons. My bad.

Talk Talk were great, especially the later sparse stuff. Huge dynamic range though, so watch out.

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Durutti Column has also made some damned fine records in their twenty odd years.

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Ahhh... Durutti Column the most excellence and mostly overlooked

originally by Factory Records (must see film about the rise and fall of Factory Records "24 Hour Party People")
recommended starting point is a track from Durutti Column's album LC - "missing boy" was in memory of the late Ian Curtis from Joy Division.
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Loreena McKennitt. Best vocalist I've ever heard. Period. Only June Tabour comes close, albeit in a very different way.
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