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Like An Aspen Leaf [CD]

Jane Weaver Audio CD
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Jane Weaver is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Liverpool, England. She has performed as part of the Britpop group Kill Laura, the folktronica project Misty Dixon and as a solo artist. She also runs the record label Bird.

Between 1993 and 1996 Kill Laura released five singles, two on Polydor and three on the Manchester Records label run by Rob Gretton. Her solo career began ... Read more in Amazon's Jane Weaver Store

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  • Audio CD (6 May 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bright Star Recordings
  • ASIN: B0000636L9
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,003 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Like An Aspen Leaf
2. A Bird Stole The Gold
3. Bow & Arrow, Ball Of String
4. The Heart That Buckled You
5. Ridiculous
6. Flowers Bloom Again
7. Why Don't You Smile

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Jane Weaver
Like an Aspen Leaf

1. Like An Aspen Leaf
2. A Bird Stole The Gold
Backing Vocals - Dieter Ack
3. Bow + Arrow, Ball Of String
4. The Heart That Buckled You
Drums - Richard Jupp
Piano - Craig Potter
5. Ridiculous
Mixed By, Recorded By - Martin Desai
6. Flowers Bloom Again
Cornet - Rick Tomlinson
7. Why Don't You Smile
Piano - Naomi Hart
Cello - Naomi Hart (tracks: 5, 7)
Drums - Dieter Ack (tracks: 1 to 2, 5 to 6)
Guitar - Sam Yates (tracks: 3 to 4, 6 to 7)
Mastered By - Bunt
Recorded By - Pete Troughton* (tracks: 4, 7)
Recorded By, Mixed By - Joe Robinson (tracks: 1 to 3, 6)
Written-By, Producer - Jane Weaver

Interpret: Jane Weaver
Titel: Like An Aspen Leaf
Label: Play It Again Sam (PIAS)
Catalog#: 946.0016.028 / PIASV016CD
Format: CD, Mini-Album
Country: Europe
Released: 2002
EAN/UPC: 5050294116920

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most beautiful album you will buy this year. 10 Jun 2002
By A Customer
I heard a track by this Manchester singer-songwriter on the radio and bought the album immediately. I haven't been able to stop listening to it since. The title track, "Like an aspen leaf" kicks off with haunting strings and Weaver's voice floats over the top in perfect contrast. There's a strange, saw-like part, must be a cello or violin, which adds to the eerie sound. "A bird stole the gold" ploughs the same furrow with playing behind the bridge continuing the rasping theme. Weaver was apparently born in the same hospital as John Lennon and cites Kate Bush as a major influence. Themes from both these litter the album. Track three, "Bow & Arrow, Ball of string" is a slow, melodic number that really lets Weaver's voice shine. She hits high, long notes with what appears to be the minimum of effort, gently gliding along. A quiet guitar and piano accompany her. "The heart that buckled you" just makes want to sit back and let it wash all over you. Great for the bath. Silky smooth vocals, the same simple accompaniment. Juppy and Craig from Elbow join in on drums and piano, tempted by Weaver's offer of 'a sandwich and cake'. "Ridiculous" features Naomi Hart on cello, basically playing a bass part. This is a sunny afternoon in the park; drifting along on the breeze. My favourite, track six, "Flowers bloom again" has a legato Spanish guitar intro with a quiet military-style snare drum keeping time. Weaver's voice again soars above the music with beautiful precision. This is a two part vocal which gives it acres of depth. It just seems to go "deep" into the music. The song finishes with a shimmering cornet solo. Finally, "Why don't you smile" brings proceedings to a close with a simple melody and moody strings. I absolutely love this album. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting and beautiful 10 Jun 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Jane Weaver's music wouldn't be out of place on a film soundtrack. It's formula of female singer/guitar/piano/soft drums is hardly original but it this album is very close to the top of its league.
The sound she creates is mellow without being boring and each track has a flavour of its own.
So why only four stars? There are a couple of tracks on here that do sound out of sync to the rest of the album - 'A Bird Stole The Gold' being of prime example. Lyrically, the songs are heartfelt but not completely memorable.
However, 'The Heart That Buckled You' is quite simply a stunning example of just how beautiful Jane Weaver's music can be.
Buy this with confidence.
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