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Jungle & Sky/GrooveLily Sampler (Back Issue Series)
GrooveLily
Jungle & Sky/GrooveLily Sampler (Back Issue Series)
Genres: Folk, New Age, Pop
 
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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 Gr...  more »

      
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All Artists: GrooveLily
Title: Jungle & Sky/GrooveLily Sampler (Back Issue Series)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: QMR Records
Original Release Date: 6/1/2004
Release Date: 6/1/2004
Album Type: Extra tracks
Genres: Folk, New Age, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 783707926124

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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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The best kind of ear candy
spiral_mind | Pennsylvania | 05/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I think that title is the best way to sum up this group's sound - you could say "upbeat intelligent pop with twists of rock, jazz and folk among others," but that doesn't have quite the same ring to it. This is ear candy that complements your own thoughts and makes the miles on the road fly by, not ear-candy that turns out to be meaningless fluff after two listens. It's a combination of things that elevates them above mere pop: touches of electric violin, marvelously melodic keyboard playing, and a lead voice just about as pleasing to the ears as Annie Haslam. Oh, and easy-flowing lyrics that seem to be based on your own life rather than theirs ("Tell Me What's On Your Mind," "Too Late," "Desert Roads"). For those who like charming pop, or just like a good dose of sunshine to lift their mood, this group is quite a worthwhile find. Either Jungle & Sky or their most recent release Little Light will be a nice way to get hooked..."
Great, Underappreciated Band
spiral_mind | 08/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've seen Groovelily in concert twice now. They are the most refreshing thing I've heard in music in a long time. Go to their website (groovelily.com) and pick up their latest live recording. This is GL at it's best. Never before have you heard such full arrangements with only three musicians in your life. Val, Brendan, and Gene are some of the most talented musicians I've seen in a long time. Become a Pedal Pusher. Get hooked on Groovelily."