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Laura Veirs grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she often spent summers camping with her family, which gave her much of her songwriting inspiration. Veirs has said that she didn’t seriously listen to music until she was in her 20s; instead, she just heard what was in her environment. She listened to folk, country, classical and pop music around the house and on the radio during ... Read more in Amazon's Laura Veirs Store

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  • Audio CD (26 Mar. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B000N4S8SO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,135 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Laura Veirs ~ Saltbreakers

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What Suzanne Vega was to the East Coast--working at the intersection of folk and art songs--Laura Veirs has become to the Pacific Northwest. With organic imagery and a sense of open-eyed, open-hearted wonder, her songs seem to hover between the sea and the stars and to take inspiration from each. Though "To the Country" is the undisputed highlight here, featuring a luminous call-and-response with the Cedar Hill Choir and guest guitar from Bill Frisell, Veirs extends her range from the soul groove of the title track (which is also now the name of her band, formerly the Tortured Souls) to the propulsive rock of "Phantom Mountain." Even when her material flirts with preciousness ("Nightingale") or conforms more to folk convention, the musical settings entrance. --Don McLeese

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By IWFIcon VINE VOICE on 21 Mar. 2007
Format: Audio CD
The big story leading up to the release of this album was that the Tortured Souls were no-more, although in reality seems to be merely cosmetic. The line-up for new backing band The Saltbreakers seems largely the same.

Obstentiously about the break-up of a long-term relationship, Saltbreakers is nonetheless steeped in the kind of dreamy imagery contained within Year Of Meteors and this time, as the title would suggest, there is a distinct focus on the ocean (and the cosmos) which is not entirely unexpected from Veirs.

Of course the danger so far is that it all sounds a little too like her last album for comfort, but that is not a worry. Whilst there are definite stylistic similarities, and indeed the album isn't as entirely successful as it's predecessor, its still a great piece of work in it's own right.

Don't Lose Yourself (with it's "debt" to the written prose of Jose Saramago) could well be a Meteors outtake but actually convinces as more than that. Light synth drums are joined by piano's and strings and the song slowly build into layers upon layers of sublime imagery. Pink Light uses its atmospheric and hypnotic guitars to great effect and turns up the "rock" friendly approach just a notch.

Cast A Hook is another great track, which again slowly builds from a mellow start into something very memorable indeed.

If there is to be one criticism it is that the album as a whole does sound a little similar throughout, both in comparison to Year Of Meteors and within itself as well. And ultimately any comparisons to it's predecessor will only highlight that this doesn't quite match up.

Still it's a very good record in it's own right and goes a good way to cementing Veirs' reputation as one of the brightest and most intriguing songwriters of her day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alice on 13 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Laura Veirs: an understated genius, and she doesn't let us down this time either. The only thing that I can really say about her is that she never fails to write good songs. Her albums are accessible without being patronizing, simple without being boring, moving without being pretentious. Quite simply one great song after another, without complicating things or over-producing anything. If you have ever enjoyed a Laura Veirs album then you won't be disappointed by this album. She isn't breaking new ground, but she's proving she's one of the best at her game but leaving her wonderfully lovely stamp all over the ground she's certainly staked as her own. Yet another great achievement!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME on 9 April 2007
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Veirs' major label debut 'Year of Meteors' (2005) was a fine album, though not probably what some were expecting going on the dark folk of 2004's breakthrough 'Carbon Glacier' or the reissue of her earlier alt-country work 'The Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae' (2001). Veirs and co made a more full blooded album with 'Year of Meteors', fleshing out the directions suggested by earlier single 'The Cloud Room.' As an album it got fine reviews, though not as ecstatic as 'Carbon Glacier', and there was a feeling that she was a bit ignored with other singers occupying similar climes: Joanna Newsom, Marissa Nadler, Maria Taylor, Beth Orton with Jim O'Rourke, Tanya Donelly etc Though that probably says more how female singers are defined - why was it that everyone raved over Joanna Newsom's album last year, while pretty much ignoring Nina Nastasia's fantastic 'On Leaving'?

Veirs' band 'Tortured Souls' (comprised of Veirs, Steve Moore, Karl Blau & Decemberists-associate Tucker Martine the latter producing again here)have now been renamed 'Saltbreakers', and with Veirs' admission that a long-term relationship has ended, there is a sense that this is something of a Year Zero. The sound of the album advances on 'Year of Meteors', feeling as warm as the production of peers The Decemberists (who Veirs' guested with last year) and The Shins; while the rich, sublime sound feels akin to Wilco's upcoming 'Sky Blue Sky' - the ideal companion.

'Pink Light' opens with an example of Veirs' full band sound, which makes me quite gutted to have somehow overlooked getting tickets for her current sold out performance at the Glee Club in Birmingham! How did that happen?
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"Saltbreakers" is Veir's sixth album and fourth on a label. Again she explores modern day love with the Earth and her geological expertise, having only hearing of her music in 2005 she has fast become on of my favourite 'underground' singers.

1.Pink Light - I love this song, and the hand claps are perfect. It seems like it's after she's broken it off with someone. It's kind of like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and knowing that with the start of a new day, you'll be OK. The guitar work on this song is fantastic the whole album is backed by her band The Saltbreakers (of whom the album is named after) 10/10

2.Ocean Night Song - Again like most of her songs they're about the earth,the sea and the sky, In this case the ocean it's a beautiful melodic song which is very atmospheric the imagery is beautiful. Comparing her love for someone to the ocean being deep and an un-taming force very pretty song. 10/10

3.Don't Lose Yourself - A more upbeat song that the last, I got to say though I'm not really in favour of this song it has a great vibe to it again another song about love about not forgetting who you are as a person ,don't turn into the person they want you to be also can work in a more life affirming way very good moral just not one of my favourites 7/10

4.Drink Deep - I felt that the album started to dip a little,I just felt that the song didn't really tell me anything apart from Laura's fascination with water and more specifically the sea. The mood of the song isn't as aquatic as I was hoping it was, I think thats why I was a bit disappointed. It's also one of the longer songs and it didn't really need to be. 6/10

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