Friday, 31 July 2009
Forgotten album Friday #7 - Shawn Colvin Cover Girl
Shawn Colvin is a horribly under-rated artist. She has some fantastic material of her own of course but I think she is a wonderful interpreter of other people songs, especially some of the Americana classics like Steve Earle's Fearless Heart. Apart from the cover of Sting's ghastly Every Little Thing....this is a fantastic album with every song worth hearing, lovely vocals, stunning harmonies and beautiful playing and production.
Many of these songs are live and the recording quality is astounding. The quality of the songs is tremendous music and the album notes that Shawn picked the songs very carefully. This album is pure emotion, talent, a stool, a guitar...and with the voice to carry it off.
If you get the chance check out the Cd ep's from this time with some brilliant live tracks, some including Mary Chapin Carpenter.
One Cool Remove (with MCC)
Looking for The Heart of Saturday Night
Killing The Blues