Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Angels & Electricity
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Japanese edition of 1998 solo album by the former FairgroundAttraction leader with two hidden bonus tracks added: 'Homesick Son' & 'St. Christopher'. 15 tracks total, also featuring the single 'Kiteflyer's Hill' and a cove... more »
Japanese edition of 1998 solo album by the former FairgroundAttraction leader with two hidden bonus tracks added: 'Homesick Son' & 'St. Christopher'. 15 tracks total, also featuring the single 'Kiteflyer's Hill' and a cover of Ron Sexsmith's 'On A Whim'. As with her last couple of albums, guitarist/ vocalist Boo Hewerdine, of jangly '80s British alternative act The Bible, guests on many of the tracks. Full color picture disc. A Blanco Y Negro release.
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So glad I bought this...a new artist to add to my favorites
Kim Liddelow | 11/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD to get Bell Book and Candle after hearing it on the televison show Charmed. Boy, was I surprised at what a good CD it truly is. I had never heard of Eddi Reader until I heard the song- I did not know what I was missing. Her voice is beautiful and the lyrics to the songs on this CD are so emotional they will tug at your heart. In addition to Bell Book and Candle other favorites of mine are Kiteflyer's Hill, Prayer Wheel and Postcard. To be honest, I don't think there is a bad song on the album. I would recommend everyone to give this artist a try. I will certainly be buying more of her music."
Heart on her sleeve
Kim Liddelow | Sydney, Australia | 11/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Eddi since I first heard Mirmana playing in a music store in Cambridge in England in the early 90's. Since then I've bought all her releases almost on the day they were released and seen her in concert 3 times. The last time at a small pub in Cambridge where she played with long time songwriting partner Boo Hewerdine. What a great evening that was! Mirmana was her rather naive first outing after the Fairground Attraction days. The 2nd self-titled album was her attempt to capture an audience and was a commercial success in the UK. Candyfloss and Medicine to me seemed an attempt by her record company to reinvent Eddi as some new glossy pop star but despite that it contained great music. It failed commercially and she was dropped by her label. Angel & Electricity took a long time to find a home.Despite everything she has been through the music still contains her wonderful voice singing songs about life, love, desperation, relationships, sorrow, joy and contentment. If you are new to her music I would humbly suggest buying the second album, Eddi Reeder, and go on from there. The more of you who do it the more chance I'll have of getting to buy her 5th album..."
Wherefore art thou, fame?
J. Gordon | 04/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Eddi is one of those great, talented artists who will thankfully never make it big. All the better for those of us who know her, who can cherish her for who she is, not who her label wants to sell her as.With much debate, I nominate this as my favorite Reader album, although the Maxi-Single is darn close...I think what I enjoy most about her is her subtlety, which she uses without moderation =) Her writing and her vocal prowess are such that you might miss them, if you aren't looking for them. Like a great film technician, her best stuff is the stuff that you take for granted, and only afterward realize was beautiful and tasteful.While all the album as a whole is a nice collection, it lacks the kind of cohesion that would make it a 5-star job. Still, the first and especially fourth tracks are hauntingly beautiful, and certainly keep me wanting to keep this disc in circulation in my player, so that her voice will stay in my ears like aural fudge. Sweetness!If you find yourself taken by her, then just take a look at some of the people she's worked with, and hopefully, you'll discover some more new faces that will inspire you--her circle is a very talented one."