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Suas e!
Mary Jane Lamond
Suas e!
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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While not a native Cape Breton resident, this Canadian singer has spent most of her young life absorbing the local culture and the sounds of the Scots Gaelic language of the region, and now resides there full time. She has...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Mary Jane Lamond
Title: Suas e!
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 6/16/1998
Release Date: 6/16/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles, North America
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090266324620

Synopsis

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While not a native Cape Breton resident, this Canadian singer has spent most of her young life absorbing the local culture and the sounds of the Scots Gaelic language of the region, and now resides there full time. She has a crystalline voice, ethereal and yet not precious. This album is all traditional material, all sung in the old language. The accompaniment is anything but traditional, featuring lots of studio overdubs, synthesizers, and drum kits along with bagpipes, fiddles (including that of Ashley MacIsaac), and flutes. There is an easy comparison to Mouth Music and the myriad Enya-ites, but Lamond's recording rises above most of the Celto-synth music so popular these days. Her voice is right up front all the time, never buried in multiple layers or washes of reverb, always in sharp focus so the songs become the most important element. The production, while sometimes a bit overblown, is always looking for the music's origins, with fine musicians contributing enough acoustic instrumentation to keep it solid and rooted. There is also one track by an older traditional singer, Margaret Mclean of Boisdale, Cape Breton, with Lamond providing a second voice to give you a serious taste of the real tradition. From the most pop cuts to the most austere, Lamond's voice triumphs and the pop production behaves itself, offering a new look at the old songs without pretense or silliness. --Louis Gibson

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CD Reviews

A Proud Canadian on Celtic Music.
07/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Coming from Newfoundland, which is just Northeast of Cape Breton, I can tell you I've heard a lot of Celtic music and Mary Jane Lamond stands out. Her music is both electrical and modern, and laced with that often difficult to attain Celtic pathos. *Suas E!* is the album I give to American friends when I try to describe the spirit of the East Coast of Canada: both modern and ageless. Now that I'm far from home it also brings me back to music that could spring up in the kitchen, seemingly out of nowhere, when the day's work was finally done. Mary Jane's voice is that authentic."
I love this CD
05/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I discovered Ms. Lamond on the CD "Bravehearts" and bought her CD because of her beautiful song "E Horo".I agree that Ms. Lomand's voice is even more impressive in live performance (I was 10 feet from her!), but this music and her talent are so absorbing I feel transported out of my daily existance when I'm listening. I've driven past my exit more than once with this one on, and the volume up."
I can't wait to share this recording with everyone I know.
JEFF JONES | The Hudson River Valley - Tivoli, New York | 02/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard Mary Jane Lamond on Ashley Macasic's album Hi How Are You Today. It was immediatley my favorite track.When I got her CD I listened to it three times in a row. Her voice is absolutley mesmerizing. The track sung with the older woman is one of my favorites. I don't understand Galic any more than I do French but I enjoy listening to Mary Jane Lamond as much, if not more, than I enjoy listening to Edith Piaf. This album is amust have regardless of your other musical preferences. I can't wait to see her perform live."