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SIMPLE SOUL

Eddi Reader Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rough Trade Records
  • ASIN: B000056ESD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,085 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Wolves
2. The Wanting Kind
3. Lucky Penny
4. Simple Soul
5. Adam
6. Footsteps Fall
7. Blues Run The Game
8. I Felt A Soul Move Through Me
9. Prodigal Daughter
10. Eden
11. The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

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In Simple Soul, former Fairground Attraction Eddi Reader presents a fourth solo album of clever, engaging examinations of life's troubles. Acoustic and folk-based, Simple Soul gleans much of its power from a stripped-down production that throws Reader's quiet, earnest voice into sharp relief. The voice is at times reminiscent of Maria Muldaur ("Wolves") and Edie Brickell ("Adam"), the mood variously meditative ("Simple Soul"), reflective ("Lucky Penny") and restless ("The Wanting Kind"). She shines especially when recalling the death of her father on "I Felt a Soul Move Through Me"--one of several songs she co-wrote with Boo Hewerdine. But she's impressive as an interpreter, too, proving unforgettable on "Footsteps Fall", which declares, "The loneliest sound of all / Is the sound of love / Through a stranger's wall." Somehow, she manages to make all this sadness uplifting, turning it into a testament to the resilience of the soul and the power of music. --Alanna Nash

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple, affecting, pure, uplifting 2 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a welcome return to the simple and heartfelt folk of Eddi's earier records. The lyrics range from simple kitchen-sink metaphors to genuinely touching confessions without any self-referential whimsy or tongue-in-cheek teasing. A wonderful, open and honest record.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eddi returns... 26 Feb 2001
By Jay H
Format:Audio CD
Eddi Reader's latest album is a very low key affair. A change of record company has resulted in a CD cover that looks like a copy of the original... but is the original. Musically, the album pulls no punches. This is Eddi at her most restful, apart from the occasional double edged lyrics. Elegant and moving harmonies are in ample supply... the stunning title track is the most musically adventurous... Wolves and the Wanting Kind delight with their telling words and tunes. The only disappointing track is Eden. While I'm really enjoying this album its a shame Eddi didn't provide a more original and varied style as she achieved in her previous two releases- Candyfloss and Medicine with its darkness and Angels and Electricity with its eclectic mix of styles. That having been said, Simple Soul is a strong and beautiful album which if released by any of the major female artists of the moment... Dido, Beth Orton or Madonna would be heralded as a critical success and shift in bucket loads. Maybe its better this way... I feel like I'm listening to a secret soul...
Look out for another Eddi album, Driftwood being released late Spring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful album! 6 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Another true gem from Eddi! This long awaited follow-up to Angels and Electricity is much quieter than it's predecessor, but after repeated listening it has much the same effect, leaving you feeling soothed and inspired. Simple Soul is relaxing without lapsing into dullness and Eddi's beautiful and haunting voice shines throughout. Highly recommended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Soulful return to form by Fairground fave 9 Mar 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've never really listened to Eddi Reader properly before. I've always been put off by that Perfect track she did with Fairground Attraction. But I was surprised by this CD's variety and depth. It's not the mature jazz-lite I expected. In fact, Reader seems to have drawn Jane Siberry into her cannon of influences - and very much for the better. I hear she's going out on tour very soon, with the magnificent Eileen Rose (Rose's Party Dress EP is fantastic, by the way). I'll be there.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little number 10 Feb 2001
Format:Audio CD
Take the risk if you haven't heard her stuff before, it's worth it! Good for falling asleep to and waking up to, soft but still rocky. Musically, it's a gem!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a switch!! 15 Jan 2001
By STEVE S
Format:Audio CD
Normally, I read reviews for albums like this months before the albums come out in the states. Now I can write one! Already out in the states, Simple Soul is another jewel in Ms Readers crown. A seemingly effortless masterpiece.
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