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Escondida

29 Jan. 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 29 Jan. 2008
  • Release Date: 29 Jan. 2008
  • Label: Anti/Epitaph
  • Copyright: 2004 Anti, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 48:09
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  • ASIN: B001F3KET8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,471 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By S. Connor on 4 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
Following Holland's spellbinding home-taped debut album Catalpa, I was slightly apprehensive that she'd lose some of the magic recording in a proper studio. I'm delighted to find Escondida is an unqualified triumph. The music is by turns playful, heartbroken, mournful and uplifting. The sound quality this time is pristine but these recordings are packed with the soul, warmth and ingenuity which made Catalpa so captivating.
Holland's entrancing voice alone makes this CD well worth buying but there's so much more which sets this work apart from anything else around. Where else would you find something as weird and wonderful as Mad Tom of Bedlam, a surreal, witchy folk song transformed by a killer swing beat? Or her bluesy beatnik spoof of Old Time Religion which, in Holland's hands, becomes an ode to morphine? Her original songs are just as brilliant and inventive, ranging from ghostly melodies performed on a musical saw to a cheeky romance about a boy with a fetish for trains.
For me, this album confirms Jolie Holland as one of the great musical talents of our time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew M on 7 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I came across Jolie Holland via the Be Good Tanyas, being intrigued by the distinctive vocal style of the singer on 'The Lakes of Pontchartrain' in particular. Therefore it was a surpise and a delight to find she had several solo albums to her name, and buying this was an impulse well rewarded.

Her material, her arrangements and her delivery show real freshness and originality, and she resolutely avoids tired formulae, as her gloriously offbeat delivery of a song like 'Mad Tom Of Bedlam' demonstrates. Elsewhere she celebrates, tongue in cheek, the delights of 'Old-fashioned Morphine' and embraces extinction with cheerful enthusiasm in 'Goodbye California', an uplifting and catchy meditation on mortality delivered in her gorgeous trademark Texas drawl. I hope there's much more to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alistair Young on 24 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
A sparkling early album from Jolie Holland. It is very varied and Jolie Holland's voice is beguiling. Although from Texas, Jolie Holland spent a lot of time in San Francisco and this shows in the laid back West Coast feel to several of the tracks.
In addition to the better known standards such as Amen and Damn Shame, there are also other tracks that draw you in, such as Poor Girl's Blues and Darlin' Ukelele (it is a tribute to Jolie Holland musicianship that she has manged to pull off the rehabilitation of the ukelele).
At the time of release an American reviewer stated that he listened to a copy of Escondida in his car for the whole of a summer. It is that good.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Longaz on 3 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
A roommate of mine would play this CD on Saturday mornings while she was cooking breakfast and after hearing it a couple times from my room I would come out and sit just to listen. Somehow the music fit the mood of late morning mixed with the aroma of eggs and such. Now I have it for myself and Jolie Holland's sad, satirical, yet energetic music is a memory into that time. Thanks Marit.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By spanky on 6 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Discovered jolie whilst browsing on amazon the other night,totally blown away by the album.
Beautiful jazzy,bluesy,soulful songs that really touch the soul,and that texan accent is sooo sexy!!!!
Nothing more i can really say,just buy this album,you wont regret it!!
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