New Moon Daughter
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New Moon Daughter

22 Feb 1996

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Song Title
Strange Fruit
Love Is Blindness
Solomon Sang
Death Letter
Find Him
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Last Train To Clarksville
A Little Warm Death
Harvest Moon

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Feb 1996
  • Release Date: 22 Feb 1996
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 1995 Blue Note Records
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  • Total Length: 1:01:52
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  • ASIN: B001I1X9KS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,311 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complex, demanding and rewarding... 6 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is no easy listen... sparse, complex, often brooding arrangements coupled with Cassandra Wilson's deep, earthy voice and complicated phrasing demand your attention. Waver and you're lost. But... give this album the listening time & space it deserves and reap the rewards. Unusual, highly atmospheric tracks that combine superb singing and marvellously "distant" musical backings to weave real magic.

Cassandra Wilson's own excellent, jazz tinged compositions sit alongside a stunning set of ingenious covers from a highly diverse spectrum of composers. "Last Train To Clarksville" is transformed from a catchy pop song into a stripped-down and genuinely effective jazz vocal work-out. "Harvest Moon" slows down Neil Young's already wistful ballad to an almost painful level and, in so doing, takes it to an even higher level of gentle reflection. Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" & U2's "Love Is Blindness" are transformed into 3 in the morning jazz club classics. The vocals and backing to Robert Johnson's "32-20" are simplified to the point where only the essence of the blues is allowed to shine and, Lewis Allan's "Strange Fruit" becomes as desolate and challenging as it's horrific lyrics.

Clever, very effective and worth the required effort!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smooth seductive jazz interpretations. 13 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
For once here is a CD by an artist that creates creative jazz interpretations of popular songs. Do not expect the usual 'jazzed up' covers that we are all so used to hearing. This is an intelligent and beautiful piece of work. Sung beautifully and backed by fantastic musicians, an essential part of your music collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoky and Superb 10 Oct 2002
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is such a gem of an album. Her treatment of "Last Train to Clarksville" is worth the price alone. Superb musicianship with a fantastic, distinctive, "classic" jazz voice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A contemporary jazz master (mistress!) 8 Feb 2000
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Format:Audio CD
The most impressive thing about Cassandra's output isn't how innovatively she interprets others work (Miles, Neil Young, Robert Wilson, U2), it's her own songs. I look forward to an album of purely self penned material, then her place in jazz history's songbook will be assured. The richness of the instrumentation, especially the percussion is a joy to behold.
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