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Things Here Are Different
Jill Sobule
Things Here Are Different
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Jill Sobule
Title: Things Here Are Different
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 4/17/1990
Re-Release Date: 3/29/1990
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076732637524, 076732637517, 076732637548

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Beautifully under produced
R. Rundle | Bideford, Devon | 07/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although those who first heard Jill through "Jill Sobule" or "Happy Town" may not agree, this, her first set is in my opinion still the ultimate. Simple songs, with no over-played production and that pure insightful yet childlike voice. First came to my attention as sounding similat to Harriet Gavurin from the Sundays, this has been regularly on my CD player for several years. Buy and enjoy!"
Eric Goldstein | | 06/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most people know what the town of EVIAN in France is famous for: its mineral water. Most people don't know, however, what the town of Evian is infamous for: the pre-WW II conference of world nations where Nazi Germany tried to solve its 'Jewish problem' by exiling its Jews to any country which would take them in. Most countries would take none. And the countries that would 'generously agreed' to take ridiculous numbers of Jews, 2 here, 5 there, etc.And with this apathy, the Nazi's, rationally (as measured, at least, by their ultimate goal that is) decided that kicking the Jews out of Germany and Eastern Europe would not be a feasible option to get rid of them. Hence, the Nazis ultimately devised their Plan B--the 'final solution'. No country really wanted the Jews--as evidenced by the ill-fated Evian Conference--and thus the only practicable means to get rid of the Jews would be to kill them. The Wansee conference, implementing the 'final solution' and Auschwitz, etc. followed.The song EVIAN, rolling gently like a tranquil love song, stands as a poignant accusation: Underneath the song's gentle ballad, juxtaposed in silence behind the song's quiet words of love and tenderness, Jill lays the infamy of Evian as the gateway through which the apathy of the world laid the foundation and made the conditions upon which Hitler carried out his final solution to the 'Jewish problem', the murder of the 6 milllion. Behind these words Jill wrote, the reality of history still haunts us:
"She asked them what did they decide to do, to help them through..."
"...Let the water wash away these troubled times..."
Once Again, Todd Produces a Jewel (for Jill)!!
Tim Brough | 06/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Wizard, the True Star Todd Rundgren applies his producing wizardry to Jill Sobule, a slight-voiced folk singer in the Jewel mode. What he turns in is genius -- through sophisticated, overlaying vocals, swirly Eleanor Rigby production techniques, Todd takes these simple, spare songs and dresses them in a shiny, beautiful showcase. The results are heavenly, haunting, and memorable.

Apparently Sobule didn't care much for the production process here, and is still bitter her career has not taken off. Believe me, if anything Todd helped her turn in her best album by far -- forget the cutesy, average followup, Jill, or the weak Pink Pearl -- Jill's best work is her first work, and this one is it. Every song is a winner, each melody one you will not forget.

Like Todd did for XTC, he did here for Sobule -- molding something good into something great. This one is worth seeking out, you will not be disappointed!"