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I Megaphone (Reis)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Charismatic and compelling singer-songwriter Imogen Heap--recently nominated for two Grammy awards--has gained the ear of America in recent years with her electro/alt songs on cult-fave movies and television shows as well ... more »
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Charismatic and compelling singer-songwriter Imogen Heap--recently nominated for two Grammy awards--has gained the ear of America in recent years with her electro/alt songs on cult-fave movies and television shows as well as her 2005 sophomore album Speak for Yourself. Yet i Megaphone, her 1998 debut, has been out of print in the U.S. for seven years. Now, that album has received a much-deserved reissue. i Megaphone revisits the songs that marked Heap as the next great iconoclastic female artist, a lineage that includes Patti Smith, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, Bjork, and Liz Phair. After her live debut performing between sets by the Who and Eric Clapton at the 1996 Prince's Trust Concert in London's Hyde Park, the classically trained Heap, from rural Essex, England, signed to Almo Sounds when she was just 17 years old. i Megaphone (an anagram for "Imogen Heap"), produced by David Kahne, Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics), and Guy Sigsworth, and featuring the engaging singles "Come Here Boy," "Shine," and "Getting Scared," earned wide critical acclaim. Unfortunately, Almo Sounds, formed by A&M founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, was winding down and Heap soon found herself adrift. In 2002, she and Sigsworth released a duo album, Details, under the moniker Frou Frou and it too was critically acclaimed. The following year they covered the Bonnie Tyler classic "Holding Out for a Hero" for the Shrek 2 soundtrack. Though by then defunct, Frou Frou enjoyed an unexpected resurgence in popularity in 2004 when "Let Go" was featured in Garden State. Heap's second solo album, Speak for Yourself, emerged the following year. Its "Hide and Seek" was heard in the powerful closing scenes of the Season Two finale of The O.C. and sparked a frenzy. The series' third season ended with her haunting rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." "Hide and Seek" was also featured in the movie The Last Kiss, the reality series So You Think You Can Dance, and as the ending song in the premiere episode of this year's new drama Smith. In addition, she penned "Can't Take It In" for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But it is because of i Megaphone that America first heard Imogen Heap.
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"Of the three collections,"I Megaphone," "Details," and "Speak for Yourself," I prefer the latter two. However, for Immi, that's like comparing three Van Gogh's, and quibbling. For this music enthusiast, Imogen Heap adds significant delight to my life whenever I listen to anything she's done.
Very significantly, when you become an Immi fan, not only do you get the great music, but you also get a fantastic collection of "V-Blogs" which can be found on her website or on Tube. She has a wonderful web site, and she has recently joined "twitter," allowing her to post spontaneous text messages. Clearly, she has made a personal commitment to her fans all over the world, allowing them access to the darling person behind the music, what's going on in her life, and the creative process a la Immi.
It turns out, in this celebrity world filled with artists who bounce back and forth between rehab, bad relationships, and other cutting edge (self-destructive?) behavior, we have the rebel Imogen, who's absolutely positive, creative and sharing personality permeates everthing she does. We also have alot of artists, who really aren't much more than their promotion, publicists, and plastic surgeons. Immi's musical talent is the real thing - watch her lay out a complicated, multi-track song playing solo, on stage, in front of thousands of people. Its amazing.
Feeling down? Treat yourself to a cup of warm Immi. She is delicious!
Thanks Immi, for everything you do for us."