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Collected Works of the Roches
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Collected Works of the Roches
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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These off-kilter folk-pop songs shine with sisters Maggie, Terre, & Suzzy's sublime harmonies & poetic charm. Spanning 1979-1992, this single-disc collection gathers 19 songs from both their MCA & Warner periods, includi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Roches
Title: Collected Works of the Roches
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 9/9/2003
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227391928

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These off-kilter folk-pop songs shine with sisters Maggie, Terre, & Suzzy's sublime harmonies & poetic charm. Spanning 1979-1992, this single-disc collection gathers 19 songs from both their MCA & Warner periods, including the Robert Fripp-produced 'Hammond Song' & a live version of 'The Married Men'.

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CD Reviews

Excellent
10/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buy this CD and take a trip through some of the most original tunes, best harmonies, eclectic stylings, and moving lyrics that you will experience. One of my favorite groups, I have all the Roches CD's including some recent solo efforts, and this compilation gives a good representation, heavier on some of the early works but rightly so. It's impossible to cull all the best efforts ( some that are missing, "Bobby's Song", "Quitting", "Speak", "Merciful God", "Factory Girl") but this presents some highlights. This is music that transcends the passing fads and one-hit wonders so prevalent today...music which has stood the test of the last 10-20+ years and continues to stay near the top of my play list. Enjoy..."
A fitting compilation
Scott B. Saul | COOPER CITY, FL USA | 08/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Roches are ultra talented, excellent musicians, stunning vocalists, wonderful songwriters and a very interesting and rich band. However, they are probably not for everyone. Do not evaluate them by 30 second samples on this web site b/c their songs have drama and substance and they need to develop over their proper timespan.

This is whimsical folk, beautiful melodies and heartfelt harmonies. This is nothing to rock out to although the musicianship is on par with anything that is out there.

The Roches are for people that enjoy beauty.

"Love Radiates" could melt the coldest heart. It is such a terrific and beautiful melody.

I saw them live (circa 1995) and they were tremedous. The vocals and musicianship are not the results of studio tricks. Their "Hallelujua chorus" is the equivalent to listening to Hendrix. It was a sight to be seen.

As you can see, I love the Roches. This is an excellent representative of their best songs. The 3 part harmonies, raw accoustic guitar, Robert Fripp infused guitar, its all there. This is the cream of their work.

If you go to their website, their participation in music is so earnest. If you want an autographed glossy of them, just e-mail and ask and you shall receive.

I wish they were still together and wish they toured outside of the northeast.

The Roches have always been the critics darlings and they absolutely deserved their praise!

Their best works are the Robert Fripp produced works, "The Roches and "Keep on Doing"."
The Sisters Shine
Explorergal | 12/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although it's impossible to include all the gems of the Roches' music in one collection, this is a fine example of one of the greatest sister singing acts I know. Their harmonies soar, the lyrics bend around the phrasing, and they are at once mischievous and poignant. While there is no comparison to a live experience, these highlights give a flavor of what this unique group is all about. Who else can pass off a hip a capella version of the "Hallelujah Chorus" and have an audience spellbound? (They even did this on the original 'Saturday Night Live') While a bit biased as I was in school with one of the sisters, I think their work stands on its own merit. I am happily seeing them again in concert next weekend and look forward to the richness of their music. If you ever get the chance to see them, don't pass up the opportunity. At the least, buy their albums and get ready for a real treat."