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A Girl Called Eddy
 
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A Girl Called Eddy

29 Feb. 2012 | Format: MP3

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Trust me, this is a fabulous album which is instantly likeable.
When I first listened to her voice, I heard an accent which sounded like an American with a touch of north-country English and which just couldn't be right, could it? Well, I logged onto her website and found she was from New Jersey and recorded the album in Sheffield! She also sounded like a cross between Karen Carpenter and Chrissie Hynde, with some female Scott Walker touches - so it is appropriate that these great singers appear to be either influences of her or singers she admire.
Most of the songs are slow-paced, sensitive and downbeat, with a very 60's feel, which I found uplifting and very warm - an extremely pleasureable experience. Her voice is very easy on the ear and one which makes you want to listen closely, but when it needs to be extended/stretched, it sounds stronger, purer and even better. There are also some really nice, understated string arrangements and some lovely tight playing by her backing band.
The tracks are all great songs - there is nothing which is remotely worse than very good. For me, the best tracks are "People Used To Dream About The Future", "Kathleen", "Golden" - I could name all 11 selections.
This is as good a debut album as I have heard in a very long time and, like the other reviewers have said, I hope it is a runaway success. I would like to think there is more to "Eddy" than just one album worth of sheer class.
So what are you waiting for? Don't just my word for it - go and buy this today.
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Reading the previous reviewers I have just found out she's from New Jersey, so now I have my answer: no wonder she didn't win the Mercury Music Prize! If she'd been British that accolade would have been hers, with such a superb piece of work.

Many songs you have to listen to a few times before you realise what they are about or could mean, 'Kathleen' the tribute to her mum and 'People Used To Dream About The Future' a story of a decaying relationship - these songs take on a magical significance when you imerse yourself in them - they're really good for the imagination.

I agree with the others - not a bad track on here and the album flows beautifully. Every note and line is so sure of itself and yet also modest, she's not a 'celebrity singer', she's a normal girl making music.

And doing it perfectly.
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A Girl Called Eddy is the stage name of Erin Moran - "just a nickname that stuck" she says - who was born in Neptune, New Jersey, USA. The tracks were mostly recorded in a wet and windy winter in Sheffield in the UK with the help of Richard Hawley and Colin Eliot as producers, and released through the independent label Anti Records.

Most of the tracks are mellow, cocooned in spare arrangements. The mood is generally downbeat and it's the painful ballads devoid of kitsch which stand out: "Tears all over town", "Did you see the moon tonight" and "Somebody Hurt You". The latter has a narrative about being broken by past relationships and shutting your emotions off ("you're lonely like only the broken can know"). The song "Kathleen" was apparently inspired by the death of her mother (the whole album is dedicated to the memory of her parents); "Girls can really tear you up inside" describes a father who fears contact with his long-lost, embittered daughter.

She's brilliant at conveying the breakdown of a relationship and negative feelings: "Take your records, leave me mine / you're the one who said that we lived it all on borrowed time" ("The Long Goodbye"); "I was a girl haunted / in the blue, undaunted / just swimming for the shore / wondering what the hurt is for" ("Golden"); "all the cynics / and the irony / won't save you when you're drowning / in love's sweet pool" ("Life thru the same lens").

Recommended!
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This year's best music has already been graced by great albums from Women singers, PJ Harvey and k.d. lang among established goddesses, and Laura Veirs, Lhasa, Joanna Newsom or Polly Paulusma among prominent new voices.
Now's the time for New Jersey native Erin Moran, a singer presenting her first album under the of A Girl Called Eddy, who has released one of the greatest debuts of the year.
There's a certain passionate yet contemplative maturity to everything in this album. Certainly her voice which is on par and possibly evocative of Beth Orton or Margo Timmins, to name two contemporaries, and even more, in spirit and brightness to the great Dusty Springfield.
Then there's the matter of the lyrics, here's someone who can capture the poetry in melancholia, songs about love and loves which never yield to sentimentality. Whether it's a gorgeous song for her mother, "Kathleen," or childhood in "Girls Can Really Tear You Up Inside," or the stunning "Heartache," "Did You See The Moon Tonight" and "Somebody Hurt You."
Finally, there's the music itself, melodies that who found the perfect producer in ex-Pulp Richard Hawley. To me, the spirit of Bergen White, Scott Walker, Lee Hazzlewood or even Phil Spector -the latter, particularly in "The Long Goodbye"- are present here. Hawley's guitar speaks from the heart and the arrangements by Colin Elliott, the album co-producer, flawlessly convey a mood that can even owe Francoise Hardy or Gainsbourg.
In sum, this a moving and delicious debut by an outstanding singer and composer. "A Girl Called Eddy" is a gem.
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