Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop
One of folk music's strongest voices, on her first solo album ever, recorded in 1985. Mimi Fariņa, well-known for her past collaborations with Richard Fariņa and Tom Jans, presents a program that includes many original son... more »
One of folk music's strongest voices, on her first solo album ever, recorded in 1985. Mimi Fariña, well-known for her past collaborations with Richard Fariña and Tom Jans, presents a program that includes many original songs, with a fine backing crew, among them the vocalist, guitarist, banjoist and keyboard player Banana, known for his work with the Youngbloods.
Beth | Mesa, AZ United States | 09/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In 1985 Mimi Farina made the Solo album. It was quite a gap between her excellent duo work with Richard Farina. She had been offered to do an album during this time but didn't like the financial principles of the music business. This led to her creation of the Bread and Roses organization which brought music shows to prisons and such.
It's a good folk album but also suffers from being a product of its time. The synthesizer in the background makes it sound dated. Mimi wrote most of the songs in this album and proves to be a talented songwriter. Her sister Joan Baez even covered two of the songs Mary Call and Best of Friends on her Where are you now my Son album. But Mimi does them much better here. She has more enthusiasm. Mary Call was written for the movie "Where the Lillies Bloom" and was rejected. It's a shame for it's a very lovely song, worth buying this album alone for.
Now if only Mimi Farina's Take Heart album with Tom Jans can get on cd. It was the album she was supposed to be most proud of."