понедельник, 28 октября 2013 г.

Elyse Weinberg (Cori Bishop) - Elyse (1968) 

Artist: Elyse Weinberg
Album: Elyse
Label: Tetragrammaton Records

Catalog#: T-117
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1968
Genre: Folk, World, & Country, Rock
Duration: 00:32:04

Канадская певица, музыкант (известная также как Elyse Weinberg) родилась в Торонто (настоящее имя Cori Bishop). Переехав в Лос-Анджелес, в 1968 году она записала одноименный альбом на лейбле Tetragrammaton Билла Косби. Альбом сыгран в стиле фолк-рока с легким налетом психоделии (тема "Deed I Do" записана с участием ситара), сопровождаемый хрипловатым вокалом Элиз, подобно вокалу Дженис Джоплин, Мелиссы Этеридж или Джони Митчелл. В записи альбома поучаствовал Нейл Янг. Альбом получил заслуженные похвалы в музыкальных кругах, певица приняла участие в шоу Джонни Карсона (The Johnny Carson Show), однако дальнейшая музыкальная карьера Элиз растворилась в истории. Лишь в 2009 году Элиз выпустила второй за более чем 40 лет альбом "In My Own Sweet Time".

Picked up for reissue in 2001 by Orange Twin Records and earmarked as a rediscovered psych-pop classic, this long-overlooked record is primarily composed of quietly plucked acoustic guitars, overlain with Elyse's Elyse Weinberg's hearty vocals, which bear some resemblance to other endearingly hoarse-voiced performers like Janis Joplin and Melissa Etheridge, and her fellow Toronto contemporary, Joni Mitchell. The air of psychedelia is fairly faint, springing up in the mystical traces of sitars that appear in songs like "Deed I Do" and in lyrics that refer to lovers with names like Sir John Velveteen. In its day, sometime in 1968, the record drew praise from many circles and even earned Elyse a spot on The Johnny Carson Show. However, subsequent records were left unreleased and Elyse faded into history. Elyse is lo-fi, in that the record itself is fairly straightforward musically and that, while the release is on CD, one can hear the crackle and hiss of vinyl, perhaps indicating that this reissue was not remastered from the original. However, given the tone of the music, the low-level record noises are a positive thing, adding to the overall feel of this record's vintage status. The quiet acoustics take a back-seat on "Spirit of the Letter," which is a full-on rock song, and somewhat surprisingly, largely better than many of the quieter songs. Perhaps the record's most noteworthy track is "Houses," a gorgeous song about the impossibility of trading places; beautiful on its own, its brilliance is amplified by featured guest Neil Young. The album-closer "What You Call It," and in some ways the album as a whole, brings to mind the longing tone of Jeremy Enigk's sans Sunny Day Real Estate effort, Return of the Frog Queen. - Karen E. Graves

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  Side One:
A1. Band Of Thieves 02:28
A2. Deed I Do 02:53
A3. Iron Works 02:53
A4. Spirit Of The Letter 02:22
A5. Here In My Heart (Underneath The Spreading Chestnut Tree) 03:12
A6. Last Ditch Protocol 02:46
 • Side Two:
B1. Sweet Pounding Rhythm 02:38
B2. Meet Me At The Station 02:30
B3. Simpleminded Harlequin 02:22
B4. Painted Raven 01:20
B5. Mortuary Bound 03:26
B6. If Death Don't Overtake Me 04:25

Arranged By – Don Gallucci, Jeremy Stewart
Guitar, Twelve-string Guitar (Six And Twelve String), Vocals – Elyse J. Weinberg
Jew's Harp (Mouth & Haurp), Artwork By (Printing) – Brent
Performer (Basic Tracks) – Band Of Thieves
Producer – Gene Shiveley
Sitar, Tabla – Colin Walcott
Spoons, Illustration (Drawing) – Maureen

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