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Hunting My Dress [Re-Release] [CD]

Jesca Hoop Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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The House That Jack Built deftly showcases Jesca Hoop’s unflinching tendency to pull focus from widescreen to close-up. Part siren song, part grim warning, it achieves a perspective-warping balance between the haunting intimacy of Hoop’s delivery and an unconfined air of horizon-scanning grandeur from the outset – tempestuous, moodily melodic opener ‘Born To’ ... Read more in Amazon's Jesca Hoop Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Last Laugh
  • ASIN: B002TN0B3W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,902 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Whispering Light
2. The Kingdom
3. Feast of the Heart
4. Angel Morn
5. Four Dreams
6. Murder of Birds
7. Bed Across the Sea
8. Tulip
9. Hunting My Dress

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BBC Review

This beguiling Californian – now based in Manchester – has already gleaned a highly impressive array of admirers. Tom Waits, no less, has gone on record as saying that the sound of Jesca Hoop reminds him of “going swimming in a lake at night”. Waits formerly employed Hoop as nanny to his children – but would she have been better suited to a life of tidying away playthings over making discs?

On the strong evidence presented by second album Hunting My Dress: not a chance. A sensual, eccentric and often frankly odd-sounding record, it exudes oodles of charisma and originality, thanks mostly to Hoop's delightfully freaky take on traditional folk convention. Guy Harvey of Elbow is another huge fan, and his duet with her, Murder of Birds, is an immediate standout on this collection. A touch of Edgar Allen Poe is clear to hear in lines such as “I've got demons / when I need 'ems”.

Obvious comparisons are there to be made when listening to Hoop's impressive vocal range and almost scholarly attention to lyrical detail, the quickest to spring to mind being Björk and Kate Bush. But that's not to say that this record is either hackneyed of design or unapproachable for those with only an ear for the easiest pop. Stadium sing-alongs might be thin on the ground, but these really are songs that linger long in the memory.

Some leathery and fibrous arrangements prevent ballads like Tulip from slipping much into the ephemeral, and the sheer ambition of Hoop’s attempts to cram so many disparate musical styles into one place – from madrigals to show tunes – make this hotly tipped talent fully deserving of the current buzz around her.

Right to leave a career of comparative servitude behind, Hoop’s latest collection is an utterly delicious and impressively inventive journey into the mindset of a talent sure to grow in confidence and stature over the next 12 months. --Rob Crossan

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 2 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on a bit of a whim after I caught this singer/songwriter on a short music program on TV. I had never heard any of her music before but caught one full track at the end of the program. Mistakes can often happen when making impulse music buys, however I can safely say on this occasion I was not disappointed.

When using the term Folk to describe music people tend to run a mile. Jesca has created an album that is heavy in folk influence however she brings it to the main stream with some great melodies and on one track the help of Guy Garvey from Elbow.

This album and her previous album 'Kismet' are well worth checking out. And if you get the opportunity, have a look for her playing live this summer as she is popping up in a couple of places over the course of the Summer. I know I will be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Sophomore Effort 20 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
I'm trying to figure out which songs the other reviewer didn't like. To my ears, there's not a weak track to be found here. As with "Kismet" there is a fair amount of stylistic diversity on display here, no surprise from an artist who's music has been described (by her former employer Tom Waits) as a "four-sided coin". Any fan of her first record will find much to love here and if you didn't like "Kismet", give it another listen or three. In this age of I Tunes,a record this solid is a rare find.
Also check out Tom Waits Glitter And Doom Live
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing lyrics! 23 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I heard a snippet of one of Jesca's songs on the radio and HAD to buy this album. It's other-worldly and beautiful. My favourite track is Tulip but all her songs draw you in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant cd by Jesca Hoop 4 Jan 2013
By Mayweed
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Jesca Hoop is a little treasure I found through a friend, within the first week I had bought all of her cds and then got to see her live in Manchester, which was amazing. She has tones of Kate Bush throughout her music, but is still totally original, really amazing, and has a brilliant vocal ability. I wouldn't know which music category to put her in, as she isn't folk, she isn't pop, she isn't rock, she is a combination of all three and sometimes there are bits of world music tones in there, as well. You really must listen to her to see what I mean, but I haven't loved an artist so much since Tori Amos or Ani DiFranco. Brilliant!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars jesca hoop hunting my dress. 28 May 2010
Format:MP3 Download
this is an original and extremely intersting album both musically and lyrically,not the kind of stuff i would normally listen to but found i was drawn to it time and again.
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