Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Rock
One of their better efforts originally released in 1973. The R&B influence retreats in favor of a tender, melodic approach emphasizing the organ, piano, and accordions on a strong set that favors their European folk influe... more »
One of their better efforts originally released in 1973. The R&B influence retreats in favor of a tender, melodic approach emphasizing the organ, piano, and accordions on a strong set that favors their European folk influences. Eight remastered tracks. Includes 12-page booklet with original artwork, lyrics & liner notes plus new extensive liner notes by Thomas Koppel & an introduction by David Fricke. Universal. 2001.
K. Brown | Walnut, Ca USA | 07/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Savage Rose album ranks just a step behind "In the Plain" and right alongside "Doden's Triumf" as their greatest work. The opening and closing tracks, "Wild Child" and "Screams Of Captured Birds," which spotlight vocalist Annisette at her most intense level, are by far the most powerful songs, but this entire album is excellent.
If you are interested in Savage Rose and have never heard their music, I highly recommend you start with "In the Plain," which is, in my opinion, not only the best Savage Rose album I have ever heard, but one of the top 10 greatest albums I have ever heard. Still, "Wild Child" is a healthy runner up.
Annisette Koppel has one of the most recognizable voices out there, kind of a cross between Kate Bush, Betty Boop, with a huge dose of psychedelics and love thrown into the ingredients. Hmmm, as I read my comparison, I realize it might sound like I am being sarcastic, but that is far from true; that is the best way I can describe her voice, and it is a beautiful voice! There is something very loving and passionate in her tone, and if you have not heard her, you are missing something wonderful."
Great Songs - Great Voice!
Morten Vindberg | Denmark | 04/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Wild Child" was the last album of Savage Rose`s early period. The band split in early 1975 shortly after one of the founding members Anders Koppel had left.When the band reformed again some years later, their style had changed markedly. Hereafter the band was mostly Thomas Koppel and Annisette, supported by various musicians."Wild Child" contains some of Savage Rose`s most powerful recordings and features impressive vocals by Annisette. The opening title track is a terrific soul-rock recording with Annisette in front - a standout!"Stewball Was so Tired" is jazzy up-beat track - again with Annisette in top-form.
After a short instrumental track follows next highlight "Madhouse Wedding" - strong melody and powerful performance!Equally strong is "Ain`t My Baby Beautiful" - a melancholy ballad which is, as the title indicates; just beautiful!"Tarantula" is rather short instrumental - a little like "Stewball Was So Tired"."The Shoeshine Boy is Dead" is a little difficult to get into - not one of my favourites!"Screams Of Captured Birds" which closes the album, is a fine blues-soul tune.Like all the early Savage Rose albums; this is a great album, with standouts in "Wild Child", "Madhouse Wedding" and "Ain`t My Baby Beautiful""
For the eternal flower child
Bodhi Heeren | Copenhagen | 08/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After the break up of the original band, and after the powerful gospel-release "Babylon", where the band was reduced to a trio, they reformed the band in 1973 for what would be their last commercial album in several yéars.
At their reformation they enlisted two third of the psychedelic band Young Flowers, really the danish Cream, drummer Ken Gudman and guitarist extraordinairy Per Frost, the latter to join ranks on several occasions in years to come.
But the axis was as always the illustrious Thomas Koppel, one of the finest composers ever, always varied always melodic always full of interesting details, and his wife, Annisette and her emotional and highly personal voice. Supplemented by Thomas' twin Anders, like his brother welltrained in the classical tradition, on hammond. An instrument he treats in a way that's really his own.
The playing is tight with Frost shining on the lead from time to time, all songs great as one will suspect from Thomas. And the anthemic title track a timeless classic and one of the bands mot loved songs."