| CURLEW |
A Beautiful Western Saddle / The Hardwood
Label : Cuneiform Records
Year : 2010
Format : CD+DVD
Style : Jazz / Rock
Availability : In stock
Price : 16.20 € - BUY
|Description :||For about five years in the mid 80s/early 90s, not enough people seemed to realize that the best live band in the USA was Curlew. Their heyday featured the classic line-up of leader George Cartwright (saxes), Tom Cora(cello) (who also played with Holland's well known art-punk band, The Ex), Davey Williams (guitar), Ann Rupel (bass) and Pippin Barnett(drums). Curlew packed the clubs (CBGBs, The Knitting Factory, etc), toured hard, and thrilled audiences and critics alike with their unique, infectious blend of punk-jazz/downtown sound, roadhouse blues & a distinctly Southern esthetic, leading The New York Times to call them, 'The best of the unsigned, genre-busting downtown groups'. |
After releasing several well appreciated instrumental albums, George decided to do an album featuring vocalist Amy Denio singing songs based on the lyrics of legendary poet Paul Haines, known for his contribution to the ground-breaking, avant-garde works by Carla Bley, Escalator Over the Hill and Tropic Appetites. Paul was the father of Emily Haines, of Metric and Broken Social Scene and Emily recently co-curated a book of her father's poetry, 'Secret Carnival Workers'.
One of Cuneiform's early successes, but out of print for years, this reissues A Beautiful Western Saddle, coupled with the band's never-before-on-DVD concert film The Hardwood, as well as an hour of unreleased concert footage from the Beautiful Western Saddle tour with Amy. All at a very special price!
|Titles :||CD: |
01. Let's Sit Right Down/The Passing
02. Such Credentials as Have Become Pseudonym
03. Poem for Gretchen Ruth
04. All's Well That Ends
05. Peking Widow
06. The Prince
07. What is Free to a Good Home?
08. Still Trying
11. Song Sung Long
12. Human Weather Words
13. Now Can You Tell Me or Can It Still Be Told?
14. Paint Me!
01. Saint Dog
04. Gary Brown
06. Saint Croix
08. To the Summer in Our Hearts
09. It Must Be a Sign
10. The Hardwood
12. Paint Me!
13. What Is Free To a Good Home?
14. Now Can You Tell Me or Can It Still Be Told?
15. The Prince
16. Poem for Gretchen Ruth
17. Such Credentials as Have Become Pseudonym
18. To the Summer in Our Hearts
19. Band Introduction
20. The Hardwood