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Zero Church
Suzzy Roche & Maggie
Zero Church
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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In a time of national mourning and spiritual searching, Suzzy and Maggie Roche offer a balm to soothe the troubled soul. Zero Church, a collection of prayers set to music, grew out of the sisters' participation in a semi...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Suzzy Roche & Maggie
Title: Zero Church
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Red House
Release Date: 1/22/2002
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 033651015727, 033651015727

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In a time of national mourning and spiritual searching, Suzzy and Maggie Roche offer a balm to soothe the troubled soul. Zero Church, a collection of prayers set to music, grew out of the sisters' participation in a seminar at Harvard University's Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, and was originally set to be released on September 11, 2001. At that point, Suzzy wrote "New York City," a musical meditation for the missing, the families of the dead, and the heroes of the day. That particular piece joins songs based on extraordinarily moving prayers of an AIDS patient, a Vietnam soldier-turned-firefighter, a nun, a gay man remembering Matthew Shephard, and a former African slave, among others. The Roches themselves sing like angels, and when they're joined by DuPree, a veteran artist at the institute, you'll swear there's a heavenly choir at work. Divine inspiration, and then some. --Alanna Nash

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Prepare to Fall In Love
S. Grooms | St Paul, MN USA | 07/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Evaluating these reader reviews is frustrating because so many sound like typically uncritical fan ravings or the carping of a sorehead who enjoys being negative. In either case, I rarely feel I have learned anything about whether or not I would like the album.That said, I invite anyone who enjoys the Roches--or anyone who simply enjoys good music--to give this album a chance. Be prepared to fall in love. When the Roches began issuing albums and performing concerts in the late 1970s, they featured superb harmony and a particuarly brainy sort of sexuality. They have always been too principled to serve up dummed-down, highly commercial albums crafted to not offend. You could describe their work with such adjectives as sassy, quirky, witty, goofy, lovely, empathetic and--again--sexy.One word I would never have mentioned with respect to the Roches' earlier work is "spiritual." But of course, spirituality is exactly what Zero Church is all about. I'd like to think it is what many Americans are concerned with in these post 9/11 days. But while the new emphasis on spirituality comes off as being dull or self-congrulatory with many people, it sure doesn't with Maggie and Suzzy Roche. If you take a couple of smart women who are sassy, quirky, witty, goofy, lovely, empathetic, sexy AND spiritual, you end up with someone worth spending time with.And that's where I am. This is not the way I usually relate to music, but I have been listening to Zero Church--and nothing else--for three days. Each time through, I like it a little better."
Excellent!
Linda Ann Faltin | 09/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Beautiful prayers, superb production, and masterful songcraft combine to make one really great CD - Excellent!"
Zero Church
Linda Ann Faltin | 03/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is wonderfully diverse and is one of the finest done by the Roches. While deeply spiritual, it is not "religious". Rather, it reaches deeply into the heart and calls the spirit to respond. I have been playing it over & over again and feel I will never tire of hearing it."