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Butterflies and Broken Glass

Kim Edgar Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (28 April 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Proper
  • ASIN: B0016BMB7M
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,046 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Kim Edgar’s debut (producer Mattie Foulds) showcases her accomplished piano playing, distinctive vocals, and thoughtful, compelling songs. From the beautiful simplicity of ‘The Bonnie Lad’ to the full band’s anthemic ‘Just Outside Your Door’ and the spiky, menacing ‘Scissors, Paper, Stone’, the album tells everyday stories about beauty and broken-ness. “very moving, literate, allusive and expressively sung” ***** Scotland On Sunday “one of Scotland’s most accomplished songwriters” Iain Anderson, Radio Scotland Tracks: Red / Just Outside Your Door / House On The Hil l/ Heavy Skies / Cinderella’s Slipper / Do You Feel Loved? / The Bonnie Lad / Scissors, Paper, Stone / Climber / The Majesty Of Decay

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"one of Scotland's most accomplished songwriters"
-- Iain Anderson, Radio Scotland

"very moving, literate, allusive and expressively sung" ***** -- Scotland On Sunday

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my album of the year ? 9 July 2008
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It's early to make such a claim , but this is soooo good ....
Beautiful subtle musical arrangements enfold a delicate and emotional voice - a feeling of quiet drama permeates every song. The 40 minute journey with Miss Edgar is over all too soon , and you just want to repeat the experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the majesty of decay 5 April 2008
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If Aimee Mann was from Edinburgh she might sound a wee bit like Kim Edgar. This is literate, timeless and hooky contemporary songwriting. The soaring melodies of "Just Outside Your Door" and "Red" are matched by the delicacy and poignancy of "Heavy Skies" and "Cinderella Slippers" and the discordant menace of "Scissors Paper Stone". Great musicianship from Kim and sensitive, crystal clear production too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprise 29 Sep 2008
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I was a little nervous at getting an album from such a new artist. But I was pleasantly surprised that as a previous reviewer said, the production quality and presentation is first class. Kim is a audio mix of Eddi Reader, Suzanne Vega and Juliet Turner - with just ever such a small teeny weeny Scottish lilt! Her strongest tracks are Red, Majesty and Scissors but a absolute killer is the House on the Hill. Throughly recommended to someone who wants a change from the poor recurring artists from yester-year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It should be 6 stars really 15 May 2009
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Kim's debut album follows on from the quirky but fun `Wee Dote' EP. Released four years apart the transformation in song writing skill is pronounced.

This record contains lush instrumentation and wonderful piano parts on a number of tracks from the glorious opener `Red' with its hooky chorus to the sinister `Scissors, paper, stone'. The mix of styles works very well with `Just outside your door' being the perfect summer afternoon song whilst `House on the hill' should not be played with the lights off!

There is much to love throughout every track with the combination of Kim's soft Scots vocal hovering over the piano whilst accompanied by the gentle string arrangements. Beautiful stuff.

If you are a fan of Karine Polwart, Nick Drake, Laura Marling or Emmy the Great buy this. One of my top 10 records of 2008.
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! 11 Aug 2009
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On butterflies and broken glass, Kim Edgar has moved into very different territory from her previous releases. Gone is the jazzy lounge sound, replaced by more contemporary pop/folk stylings. This is definitely a more mature album and readily establishes Kim as a force to be reckoned with on the Scottish singer/songwriter scene

butterflies and broken glass also sees a shift in Kim's songwriting style. Her lyrics are still well-crafted and moving, but they aren't quite as intimate as earlier songs. In general, though, her songwriting skills have become much tighter, due to her experiences in 2006's Burnsong Songhouse project. There she worked side-by-side with the likes of Karine Polwart, Emma Pollock, King Creosote, MC Soom T and others. Three of the ten tracks were co-written with members of that group

The thing that has impressed me the most about butterflies and broken glass is the music. Kim has composed some exceptional pieces that really form the fabric of each song. One feels the utter intensity of the situation in "Scissors, Paper, Stone," a dramatic piece about domestic violence, as well as the lighter nostalgia that imbues "Red". This album is full of depth and texture and excellently showcases her skills as a composer. Additionally, she is backed by a stellar cast of musicians, most of whom happen to be Karine Polwart's band, including Karine herself. Their musical abilities and professionalism truly help set this recording apart.
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