Sunday, December 30, 2007

Meg Baird (Espers)

"Dear Companion" 2007





















Meg Baird gives us an intimate, modern presentation of folk music, revealing why traditional song still speaks to us. She extends the concept and reach of classic ballads like Barbary Ellen and Willie O'Winsbury into the 21st century with covers of under-recognized 60s and 70s ballads such as The Waltze of the Tennis Players (Alan Fraser) and All I Ever Wanted (New Riders of the the Purple Sage). The arc is made complete with two of Baird's own contemporary compositions. Baird seems to whisper the tunes on Dear Companion directly in the listener's ear, pulling human experience out of the arcane language of classic ballads and the forgotten recent past to connect it to our lived experience, breathing stories into our hearts.

6 Comments:

Anonymous The Stoned Flycatcher (Flies Again) said...

Well, there's a true orgasm of fantastic below. Wow, what a gift for 2008. Happy Pastafarian Year and Thanks very much.

The Stoned Flycatcher (Flies Again)

30 December, 2007 07:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi There, I Wondering If There Was A Chance you might post this cd by "Maurice Gibb" called "Hold Her in your Hand" it's all the best of his early solo songs with great sound quality!! if you can help many thanks ,Laurie

5:30 PM

30 December, 2007 08:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic album, I'm going to have to go buy it now. Thanks.

30 December, 2007 10:12  
Blogger schlep said...

This was a nice surprise, thanks for bringing it to my attention - worth a trip through rain and cold to Plan 9 I trudge.

31 December, 2007 04:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tremendous stuff! I'll be buying this and the Espers albums too. Thank you and akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!

31 December, 2007 09:36  
Blogger Γιώργος απο Καλλιθέα said...

THANK YOU!

14 November, 2008 19:55  

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