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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 (15 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bella Union
  • ASIN: B00008KBMV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,582 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Lost at Seaflower Cove
2. Bedroom Eyes
3. The ballad of John Vogelin
4. Song my friends taught me
5. Cannon Fodder
6. Tom Skookum Road
7. Tiger tattoos
8. A shining lamp
9. Ohio clouds
10. Devils hootenanny
11. Midnight singer

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Martin Smith on 3 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a wonderfully evocative album. Laura has a voice with sorrow threaded through it like gold, and the alt.country production and score give this album the feel of a Carolina porch in the late evening, with fireflies round the lamps and the scent of jasmine on the air.
Stand out tracks are "Bedroom Eyes", and "Tiger Tattoos". "A Shining Lamp" sees a perhaps less successful attempt at insutrumental orchestration. In truth this artist shines when the track is stripped down to her unique smokey voice, and an acoustic guitar. In that mode it reaches heights that defy its alt.country tag.
Laura has a wonderful way with lyrics, and often the titles to these songs disguise sly wit - in "Ohio Clouds" she sings: "wash the cigarettes, the smell from grandma's skin".
A gentle, beautiful album - put this in you car and drive through the countryside at dark ,with moths dancing in your headlights. There and then, it all makes sense
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Dec. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I first heard of Laura Veirs through the Bella Union CD sampler "beneath the surface vol.1" (a MUST buy!!!) with her stunning song "Through December" (from the forthcoming album "the Triumphs & Travails of Orphan Mae"). It is hard to describe what is so appealing about her music. Her songs are often built around a gently plucked acoustic guitar while Eyuind Kang adds depth to them on the viola & fiddle, in a fairly conventional folky/acoustic way if I may say. But the freshness of her youthful voice & the simple beauty & elegance of the melodies gathered here make this album somehow very special indeed. Heartfelt "attitude-free" tunes that stick to you, and though I've only bought this album today, it's the 3rd time it's playing on my stereo while I find myself already singing/humming along to it.
The album could have fallen into monotony with the usual repetition of one acoustic guitar after the other, but the pace here is nicely balanced, with "Cannon fodder" pulling a few electric guitars & drums, followed by "Tom Skookum Road", a country style banjo & fiddle lovely tune, then onto "Tiger Tattoos", a soothing ballad once again wonderfully carried by her delighful uncomplicated voice.
In a few words, this is an album to cherish on those winter days for weeks & possibly months to come. Genuine & simple, honest music from an underrated talented young lady. Excellent stuff.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Juan Mobili on 16 April 2004
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What a gorgeous, gorgeous album. The story goes, read Uncut for more accurate details, that Laura was a geologist before she ever considered music a calling, and lonely doing fieldwork in some Chinese plains, she picked a guitar. Well, that was a few years ago by now, and this CD is her third one, with Carbon Glacier -her latest- being available only as an import. Rather than comparing her to other singers or groups that may orbit similar suns, I would say that fans of Folk, Americana, and even Alt Country will find her a true gem. Laura Veirs is a distinct voice. In the literal sense, she already possesses a tone and phrasing that have found their home. In terms of her compositions, a mature observer is already dwelling on this talented young woman. As far as I'm concerned she's the next generation of goddesses, preceded by Gilliam Welch, and Emylou Harris and Joni Mitchell before them.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By IAN HOOD on 26 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have met Laura at a gig in Manchester and commented that her music style was somewhat 'grunge folk' and unique. She didn't dissagree.
I think 'Troubled By the Fire' epitomises this and displays simple melodies that still haunt you days after you listened to the song in question.
But more than this there is not a bad song to be heard here. The musicianship is accomplished, the lyrics delightful yet thought provoking, sometimes dark.
The production is first class. Overall highly recommended along with her more recent material.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A Treasure from Seattle 17 Mar. 2004
By Juan Mobili - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
What a gorgeous, gorgeous album. The story goes, read Uncut for more accurate details, that Laura was a geologist before she ever considered music a calling, and lonely doing fieldwork in some Chinese plains, she picked a guitar. Well, that was a few years ago by now, and this CD is her third one, with Carbon Glacier -her latest- being available only as an import. Rather than comparing her to other singers or groups that may orbit similar suns, I would say that fans of Folk, Americana, and even Alt Country will find her a true gem. Laura Veirs is a distinct voice. In the literal sense, she already possesses a tone and phrasing that have found their home. In terms of her compositions, a mature observer is already dwelling on this talented young woman. As far as I'm concerned she's the next generation of goddesses, preceded by Gilliam Welch, and Emylou Harris and Joni Mitchell before them.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Early contender for best album of 2003 16 April 2003
By Dr. Pizza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Laura works with traditional forms from the americana/folk/alt. country tradition, but gently pushes boundaries into other territories. Yet it always comes across as completely natural.
At the center is Laura's voice, unaffected and disarming, often soothing and graceful, but occasionally hinting at an aggressive streak (a sign of Laura's roots in punk rock?). Gentle country ballads, intricate acoustic guitar playing, great lyrical imagery...there's a lot to fall in love with here.
Meanwhile Tucker Martine's production could be placed somewhere between Jim O'Rourke's subtle experimentation on Wilco's "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" and the atmospheric vibe of Daniel Lanois. Throw in guest appearances from guitar hero Bill Frisell, banjo god Danny Barnes and violinist Eyvind Kang and you're left with an amazing album, sure to be one of the year's best.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Terrific album 17 April 2003
By Richard Stringfellow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This album has so much going for it. Ms. Veirs is a charming and talented songwriter. Her range on this album goes from folk to country to pop/rock with some instrumentals thrown in to vary the mood appropriately. Guest musicians include: Danny Barnes, Amy Denio, Bill Frissell, and Eyvind Kang. It's difficult for me to pick any favorites from the album as it is so solid that I highly recommend listening to the whole thing several times through. "Bedroom Eyes" stands out for it's gorgeous lyric. "Cannon Fodder", the oddity on the album, is a catchy pop/rock tune about the stupidity of violence. "Tom Skookum Road" is a solid instrumental. "Tiger Tattoos" is a nearly perfect in lyric and music. "Devil's Hootenanny" is one incredible folk song performed here with gusto! If you like albums by singer/songwriters, then Laura Veirs has put out one of the best of the year so far. With setting the bar this high, it will be very tough for anyone to top this.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful new voice; unique and shining talent. 2 Jun. 2004
By Chris Holmes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Can't stop playing this amazing lady, have plastered my blog with her web and concert details, and am being a thorough bore urging her on others.
Not to detract from the unique timbre of her voice, but who does she remind me of? Kate Rusby? Licorice? Kim Carnes? Jolie Holland?
As if Veirs' hypnotic voice and seriously good songs weren't enough, she also moves in heavy-weight company: Bainbridge neighbour Bill Frisell appears on no less than 3 tracks, working his discreet magic as one of today's great guitarist accompanists, and banjo maestro Danny Barnes adds his distinctive querulous vocals to 'Ballad of John Vogelia' and equally unmistakeable banjo plunking on 'Devil's Hootenanny'.
Give the gal a listen; you'll be right chuffed you did.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
amazing talent 19 Jun. 2004
By Oddos - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Laura Veirs is certainly among today's finest American songwriters with Lucinda Williams. Every single song on this album is a pure diamond. This third record published in 2003 is, like Carbon Glacier (2004), a definite masterpiece. Laura Veirs is an amazing artist, a gifted poet, a compelling composer and an extraordinary interpret/guitarist. What is so touching in 'Troubled by the Fire' is that Laura sounds real. All her songs reflect genuine experiences and human feelings which cannot leave anybody indifferent. This album is undoubtedly a work of genius but one of Laura's talents (and not the least) is to make combinations of complex harmonies, sophisticated lyrics and rythms sound as simple and obvious as real life... Thank you Laura, you really are an amazing person.
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