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Flesh & Bone
Genres: Folk, Pop
The highlight of this record, the song I return to again and again, is Kaplansky's cool, troubling take on the old ballad "Mary and the Soldier." An east coast folkie who came of age with Shawn Colvin, Kaplanksy's own mate... more »
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The highlight of this record, the song I return to again and again, is Kaplansky's cool, troubling take on the old ballad "Mary and the Soldier." An east coast folkie who came of age with Shawn Colvin, Kaplanksy's own material is rarely up to traditional standards, but she sings her own sometimes clever, sometimes precious tunes with a clear, springy tenor, and her guitar work has the virtues of speed and lightness of touch. Fortunately she chooses covers smartly, with Richard Thompson's "Don't Renege on Our Love" and Nick Lowe's "What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding" being standouts. --Roy Francis Kasten
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A GREAT SET FROM A TALENTED ARTIST
Larry L. Looney | Austin, Texas USA | 06/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite Lucy Kaplansky discs. Like her astounding live performances, it's filled with wonderful material -- her own compositions, up to the standards we've come to expect, and some other great choices as well.'Scorpion' opens the album nicely with a well-written, catchy take on the 'dangerous' side of romance. 'This is mine' is one of her strongest personal statements -- years from now I think this song will rate as one of her best. She does a great cover of the Elvis Costello classic '(What's so funny 'bout) Peace love and understanding', and a VERY nice job on the traditional Irish song 'Mary and the soldier', which she gathered in from the singing of the great Paul Brady (Check out his version on his classic album with Andy Irvine).All in all, this is simply a great cd -- and there's a hidden bonus, for those of you who can access it: an outstanding acoustic version of the Beatles classic 'I've just seen a face'. In order to play this track, which is 'hidden' at the first of the program, insert the disc and hold down the 'backtrack' button (equivalent of rewind on a cassette) to scan backward through the track to its beginning. Not every cd player will do this, but it's a treat if you can access it.Every cd Lucy has released is quality music -- it's hard to go wrong with any of them. And if you get the chance to hear her live, don't pass it up. She has one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music, and she puts it to good use -- a great talent and a musical treasure."
A must have!
krixgibs | 05/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can you say about Lucy? She's got a style that's all her own. This album runs from achingly beautiful lyrics on "Scorpion" to sarcastic humor on "The Thief." And in between we've got happy love songs like "Love Is The Ride" - one of my personal favorites. You could say she's the next Mary Chapin or Shawn Colvin, but she's got a voice of her own that's unmistakably pure genius - this is an album made for repeated play."
Oh My God! Lyrics AND a voice!
krixgibs | 05/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is absolutely addictive. I heard Scorpion for the first time on a CD from Red House Records. Bought the CD. Had to have more. Bought this CD.Now the songs just keep playing in my head - even when the CD is not in the player. Listen to this album once and you will listen twice. Listen twice and you will put it someplace special so you can get to it easily. Scorpion is great, but "Edges" and "This is Mine" will make you ache."