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Songs From My Funeral
Songs From My Funeral
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Snakefarm
Title: Songs From My Funeral
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 3/23/1999
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078636768724

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Truly astounding!
Caitlin R. Kiernan | Birmingham, AL United States | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's a film that Jean-Pierre Jeunet will direct sometime in the next ten years, a cybernoir affair set in a ruined New Orleans after the levees have finally burst once and for all, and the city has been permanently inundated by an ultratoxic Mississippi. It will be something about black-market biotech, or mistaken identity, or both. Somehow the year will be both 1929 and 2093. And throughout the film will run a soundtrack as dark and quirky, as trippy and eclectic, as the movie itself. The familiar strains of traditional Appalachian ballads, blues standards, dust bowl folk; the harmonicas traded for electronica, but still a banjo and dobro here and there, and over it all, sultrysharp vocals as rich and disarming as the greenblack waters of the drowned French Quarter . . . Now, if you can imagine that, you have a pretty good idea what to expect from Snakefarm's Songs From My Funeral, a collection of covers, or, more precisely, reworkings, of classic ballads, from "Banks of the Ohio" (as chilling as anything on Nick Cave's Murder Ballads) to "Black Girl" (a witchy sort of take on "In The Pines") to the profoundly creepy "Pretty Horses." Frontwoman Anna Domino's stunning vocals are the high point of this unexpected gem, a voice that is at once smoky and crisp, somber and wickedly stormy, perfectly matched to the task of bringing new and disturbing life to even such overworked material as "The House of the Rising Sun.""
The Most Haunting and Compelling Melodies To Date
ravenmaden | Tulsa, OK United States | 07/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I stumbled upon this band purely by accident, on an online radio station and was instantly captivated. I have to admit, I immediately tried finding mp3 downloads, to little avail. The songs would not leave my consciousness, and after hearing the songs again on same, had to purchase the CD. These songs are so beautifully done, entrancing your imagination as the instrumentation sweeps you away. I only wish Anna Domino had done more of like nature. This album is a must have for those of you who like the music of Poe, Beth Orton or Portishead. Very, very well done."
Everything old is new again
M. Swinford | 04/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I believe most Americans will recognize the titles to most if not all the tracks on this album. We've had to sing these songs around the campfire or in Elementary School music classes etc., at least I did. I never really listened to them, even when I was singing and playing them, until I heard this CD. Snakefarm makes them fresh again, so they're no longer that tired, old, uncool, stuff we grew up with. The new arrangements allowed me to really hear the songs and to understand why they're still being sung after so many years. Great CD. Buy it!"