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Shona Laing
Genres: International Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Shona Laing
Title: South
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tvt
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: International Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Australia & New Zealand, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016581247024

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A Fraction Of Shona's Talent
Joseph K. Burkholder II | Kannapolis, NC United States | 12/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"South is perhaps a commercial disc, but loses none of the social and political commentary offered by this prolific New Zealand singer-songwriter. What most do not realize is that when "South" was released in 1988, Shona Laing had been performing for nearly two deacdes. She had released four albums, several singles, and recorded and toured with Manfred Mann's Earth Band for the "Somewhere In Afrika" album. Her previous abums are "Whispering Afraid"(1972); "Shooting Stars Are Only Seen At Night"(1974); "Tied To the Tracks"(1981); and "Genre"(1985). The first two have the same lyrical style, but are very folk oriented, where as the latter two are of the same pop music style as "South". In fact, a few songs from "Genre" were carried over to "South". If you like catchy music, but with something intelligent to say, I recommend ANYTHING by Shona Laing."
"SOUTH" and more....
J. Bilby | Kingston, New Hampshire United States | 04/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great CD and although most Shona Laing fans from the States think "South"(88'), "New on Earth"(92') and "Shona Laing"(94') are her only musical collections she has in fact been around since the 70's ...performing, writing and touring all these years. It wasn't until "SOUTH" that Shona was able to work the "world music stage" and get some long overdue recognition. Two "Best of" Cds were put out during the early 90's, one of which I was able to purchase in New Zealand buy just using the power of the internet and contains 18 songs from all over her career titled, "SHONA LAING-1905-1990 A RETROSPECTIVE", well worth checking out and trying to find. "South" just opened the door of a great talent. Her most recent effort "Roadworks" which came out in the latter part of the 90's was nearly impossible to find here in the USA, out of print right after it came out? Hopefully this isn't the last we'll here of this very talented New Zealand singer-writer, performer! many of "South" featured. UPDATE OCT. 2002 Shona
Laing has a brand new 2-cd collection just out in New Zealand
called "The Essential Shona Laing" featuring 30 tracks spaning
the 80's and 90's and a few from her even earlier 70's period.
This is an excellent collection to have, she is so talented and
also includes several from her 1997 release "Roadworks" which
was so hard to fine but is available in New Zealand on the web."
Great singer-songwriter musician from New Zeland
J. Bilby | Kingston, New Hampshire United States | 05/12/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this cd during the late 80's while listening to wfnx (boston) which played alot of alternative pop-rock music. "Glad im not a Kennedy" and "Soviet Snow" played alot, they were great songs, great music and what a voice, very melancholish but tuff from experience. I would compare her tunes to joni mitchell, bonnie raitt don henley, this cd really has alot of bite and passion."