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Jungle & Sky/GrooveLily Sampler (Back Issue Series)
Genres: Folk, New Age, Pop
"Jungle & Sky/GrooveLily Sampler" is the 2004 reissue of 2 CDs combined: "Jungle & Sky," which was originally released in 1996, plus the 5-song EP "GrooveLily Sampler," originally released in 1997. The 10th-anniversary Gr... more »
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"Jungle & Sky/GrooveLily Sampler" is the 2004 reissue of 2 CDs combined: "Jungle & Sky," which was originally released in 1996, plus the 5-song EP "GrooveLily Sampler," originally released in 1997. The 10th-anniversary GrooveLily "Back Issue Series" CDs include special re-releases, with bonus tracks, of: "Inhabit My Heart" (1994), "Jungle & Sky/GrooveLily Sampler" (1996-1997), "Brendan & The Extenuating Circumstances" (1998), and "Little Light" (2000). "GrooveLily is the last type of group one expected to find in the rough-and-tumble Manhattan rock scene of the mid-'90s -- a world dominated by its grunge, industrial, punk, funk-rock and gothic music. Rejecting anger and aggression in favor of a softer and consistently melodic -- yet edgy -- pop/rock approach, lead singer/violinist Valerie Vigoda, keyboardist Brendan Milburn and drummer Max Langert (who left the group in late 1996) earned a small but seemingly loyal following. Full of enticing melodies and a strong harmonic punch, Jungle & Sky sometimes brings to mind 10,000 Maniacs -- not because the bands sound anything alike, but because its approach so often sounds like amplified acoustic music. One of the things that makes GrooveLily distinctive is Vigoda's unorthodox use of the violin. But even without it, Vigoda's expressive singing and the trio's poignant, often introspective lyrics would have made the album a winner." Alex Henderson, All-Music Guide, 1996
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