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Listen  1. Slumber Queen 3:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sweet 4:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bellyfish 3:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Seasoned 3:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Strange, Sad 4:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Instructions 2:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. One Hot Summer 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. 6 Feet Of Silence 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Song For Snake 3:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. 26 Years 5:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Shamus And Stone 6:38£0.79  Buy MP3 

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Yowee 26 Sep 2002
By Kieri - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Veda Hille deserves to be a LOT more famous than she is. Fans of Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, and Poe will LOVE her quirky, off-center style. Her voice is a little like Ani Difranco's, with a small dash of Dido tossed in. Her lyrics are, like Tori's, cathartic without being sappy, and so very, very true to life.
I would give tracks like "Bellyfish" and "Instructions" a good hard listen. "Bellyfish" is a rocking, snarling rant, and "Instructions" is a Baz Lurhmann-esque life philosophy in eighteen simple steps. Also listen to "26 Years," one of the most heartfelt and emotional tracks on this stunning CD...
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
After 2 years of listening-it is my single favorite CD. 18 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I was checking Amazon to see if her new CD (due out in Canada in Sept '99) is out yet in the US. Darn. I discovered her on a trip to Canada; this CD is stunning. I have since bought her other earlier CD's, but this is the one to buy.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A great CD from a talented artist. 26 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Veda Hille has created a wonderful, unique style. "Spine" is nearly perfect. I love the tenderness of songs like "26 Years" and the grittiness of "instructions" and "One Hot Summer." A beautiful mix of poetic words and great music. For you art lovers out there, you may also enjoy "Here is a Picture," an earlier CD by Hille based on the life of Canadian artist Emily Carr.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Raw and talented 17 Mar 2006
By otherworldian - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Veda Hille is talented. No joke. This album could not have come to me at a better time. Songs like "Sweet" and "One Hot Summer" are to be reckoned with. Her music is strong, dark, and at the brink of a rather lonesome breakdown. It's not for the weak at heart, as she warns, but well worth it if you're ready to listen.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A pleasant surprise 6 Oct 2005
By Steve Peters - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I heard this song ("Shamus & Stone") on the car radio - about two characters straight out of Beckett, dark, processional piano chords, lots of empty space. And then this voice: trembling, speaking, almost singing, the occasional word elongated, becoming a note - that moment when speech gives way to song. I reached my destination but the song wasn't over and it had me. I had to sit in the car to hear how it ended (in a whisper), and find out who it was. Veda Hille? Never heard of her. But I should have heard of her by now, and so should you. And why was there only this one album listed on Amazon, with only one copy of it available, used for $1.99? I mean, good for me, but really, this is ridiculous. I later came across one of her earlier albums in a bargain bin; interesting, but this one is special.

Reviews can't really get across how unusual this is: poetic, raw, abstract, intense, feverish, literate art rock. She's not afraid to use words like "fealty" and "arable", or instruments like tenor guitar, bowed saw, bullroarer, and yakbak, or tricky time signatures. Some of it rocks and there are some lovely ballads. I get the references to Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan, but don't let that put you off like it would me - you aren't likely to hear this on commercial radio. I'd say she has more in common with Mary Margaret O'Hara and Robin Holcomb (that quiver in the voice). There is nothing fashionable or trendy about this, and frankly I have a hard time thinking of many people I know who would appreciate it. That's a good thing - music this difficult to categorize usually ends up staying with me.
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