Belly Of The Sun
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Belly Of The Sun

14 Mar 2002

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  Song Title
The Weight
Darkness On The Delta
Waters Of March
You Gotta Move
Only A Dream In Rio
Just Another Parade
Wichita Lineman
Shelter From The Storm
Drunk As Cooter Brown
Show Me A Love
Road So Clear
Hot Tamales

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Mar 2002
  • Release Date: 14 Mar 2002
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Blue Note Records
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  • Total Length: 1:00:03
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  • ASIN: B001J75HLK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,309 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blues & jazz perfection 19 April 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I bought this on spec` having read a review in the Sunday Independent and I`m certainly not disappointed.This is an excellent collection of songs sung to perfection by Cassandra Wilson & accompanied by excellent musicians who do not overwhelme either her voice or the lyrics.
"You Gotta Move" simply sent shivers down my spine.It was recorded in a railway carriage in intense heat and it drips with sweat and emotion.Every track is good but this is blues at its purest and dirtiest.
My other highlight is the interpretation of "Witchita Lineman" which is a classic song that has been stripped down and re-built to perfection.
This c.d. is hard for me to fault...the choice of songs,production etc is outstanding....and for once the critic in the Sunday Indy ot it right !
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cassandra goes back to her roots in grand style. 12 Sep 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I shall say right now that I'm not one of those people who've got themselves all chewed up over whether she sings blues or jazz. That said, I've always felt she sounds at her best when singing blues. She has the emotional depth of interpretation that genuine blues requires and in that she is a singer of rare quality in that field in this modern age. So, I was overjoyed with Belly of The Sun as she returns unapologetically back to the Mississippi landscape of her origins, finds an old abandoned railway station to record in, (what unique acoustics) and gets right down to business during a sweltering August.
The first track "The Weight" comes in with a slightly Latin feel, very gentle, easy summer evening over a pitcher of Margueritas. "Justice" picks it up with a tinge of menace off electric guitar. Still subdued in arrangement like the previous track but more jazz-like without compromising those rhythmic drums. "Darkness On The Delta" is one of my faves. With a piano as the only accompaniment, it feels like a moment out of hours in a New Orleans bar, with the singer and pianist doing it for themselves. Nice bit of subtle jazz piano too. "Waters Of March" bring back similar instrumentation to the first track and its gentle sunset Latin feel.
"You Gotta Move". What a song. Classic blues, sung with such a feel of freedom, fully spontaneous, the other singers responding as the spirit moves them. Interestingly and ironically, this track and the last track of the album were recorded in a railway carriage as they had to temporarily move out of the station to make way for a wedding that was to take place. Strangely, also that this track and the last are my two favourite tracks on the album. That railway carriage must have had some effect !
"Only a Dream In Rio".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep dark velvety Cassandra. 29 July 2013
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Gorgeous and endlessly listenable-to. Songs you probably know and rolled out with Cassandra's deep rich vocals. A very good cache of songs to have at hand and enjoy.
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