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Judee Sill
Sill, Judee.
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Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Elektra/Rhino, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
All songs written by Judee Sill.

"Numbered limited edition 4884/5000"--Container.

Tracks 1-11 originally released on Asylum Records in 1971; other tracks previously unreleased.

Lyrics in container.

Compact disc.
Crayon angels -- The phantom cowboy -- The archetypal man -- The lamb ran away with the crown -- Lady-o -- Jesus was a cross maker -- Ridge rider -- My man on love -- Lopin' along thru the cosmos -- Enchanted sky machines -- Abracadabra -- The pearl (original version) -- The phoenix (original version) -- Intro/The vigilante (live) -- Lady-O (live) -- Enchanted sky machines (live) -- The archetypal man (live) -- Crayon angels (live) -- The lamb ran away with the crown (live) -- Jesus was a cross maker (live) -- Jesus was a cross maker (home demo).
Format :
Music CD


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COUNTRY .S584 J Compact Disc Central Library

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Judee Sill's debut album (as well as the debut of the Asylum label) heralded a major new talent in the airy, contemporary folk world of the early '70s. The album employed the production skills of Sill's ex-husband Bob Harris, as well as ex-Turtle, ex-Leaves Jim Pons, and Graham Nash (on the album's sole single, "Jesus Was s Crossmaker"). Judee Sill featured all original compositions, many of which relied on Sill's own brand of cosmological Christian imagery to make their point. By turns spare and lavishly orchestrated, there is still a cohesive feel to all of the album; her lyrics are exceptionally poetic (to the point of being almost flowery) and her voice is smooth enough to bear heavy overdubbing with itself, giving every song a shimmery feel. The essence of the music is folk, the execution pop: the songs feel like a comfort blanket, a statement of hope from a troubled soul. ~ Alex Stimmel