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Victorian America CD

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  • Audio CD (2 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Talitres
  • ASIN: B002L5QYTI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,211 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Never Dead
2. Stairs
3. Victorian America
4. The Baby
5. Frozen Heart
6. The Country Life
7. Liza
8. The Ravens
9. Red Serpent
10. Red Dress
11. A Shot Rang Out
12. Ghost of a Horse

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Jun 2010
Format: Audio CD
Emily Jane White's second album 'Victorian America' is
a revelation. Her 2007 debut 'Dark Undercoat' was a very
strong first showing but three years on and we find that
the blades with which she whittles her creations into being
(as though from the boughs of old oaks and maples) are sharper
and more dexterous than ever. The steady hand and stout
heart which crafted these twelve fine songs has ensured that
they are built to last. Little timeless wonders in fact.

Although substantially different in style I am reminded
at times of the work of the late, great singer/songwriter
David Ackles. Deeply rooted Americana; humble but thick-skinned.
With a keen eye to the past and a cautious glance to the future
Ms White keeps us firmly transfixed in her elusive here and now.

She has a fine voice. Rich and ripe in the middle;
fragile and beguilingly vulnerable in her upper register;
never less than utterly true to her melancholy muse.

The fine ensemble of musicians who help put flesh on the bones
of these starkly simple but deeply affecting melodies is magical.

On opening track 'Never Dead', Henry Neagle's pedal steel guitar,
Carey Lamprecht's violin and and Jen Grady's cello, weave a
meltingly gorgeous tapestry of sound around Ms White's plaintive
delivery of the haunting melody and lyrics.

The four-square simple beat and folksy blues of 'Stairs'
embraces a brooding ballad whose timeless quality is redolent of
vast prairies and dark woods exploding with chattering magpies.
Music of the soil and the sky with a sharp sting in its tail.

Ms White is a natural story-teller. 'The Baby' is another
powerfully chilling narrative.
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By Eamonn MacNeill on 21 April 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Emily Jane White is an American Alt/Folk singer/songwriter from California.

"Victorian America" is her second release and one of evocative mood laidened storytelling all delivered with Emily's dusky meloncholic tones, a blend of brooding sparce guitar and lush sweeping orchestration.

A bit of a slow burn, but well worth the wait for it to work its way under your skin.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shonesby on 14 Dec 2010
Format: Audio CD
I am a real fan of the previous album, and jumped at buying this one. First listening was disappointing, but as with many of the best albums it could be a 'grower'. I'm still working on it, it's not there yet..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Incredibly gorgeous 8 Aug 2010
By D - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This sort of sparse, moody music can be very hit or miss - you never know whether it's going to be haunting and beautiful, or sleepy and dull. Even White's previous album, while very good, isn't quite great. In fact, I almost didn't buy Victorian America. But now I'm in love with it and listen to it every day - sometimes more than once - and will continue to do so until I'm sick of it...it's just that good. Tracks like Victorian America, Country Life, The Ravens and Ghost of a Horse make this one of my favorite albums of the year. I thought that Marissa Nadler's Saga of Mayflower May was the best "dark folk" album, but this one is in the running now, and I'll certainly be looking forward to Emily Jane White's next album.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
love love love it 23 Jan 2010
By J. Gordon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
rich, haunting, stellar, understated, epically beautiful

if you are already familiar with dark undercoat, you need to get this!
Emily Invents a Dream World 25 Jan 2013
By 4554 - Published on Amazon.com
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I stumbled upon this album because I liked the title. I had previously heard a few of White's songs such as "Bessie Smith" and "Wild Tigers I have Know," and found them beautiful. This album is not an easy album to get through. It won't lift your spirits. It won't make you see the world better. But it will make you see the world in a different light. White's music, voice, and lyrics are haunting and somewhat depressing. But the whole concept and essence of this album is striking and emotionally beautiful. Her voice is raw and lovely, preachy and honest. Some songs it is hard to come find the coherence in, such as "Stairs." But after listening to it a few times it turned out to be scarily breathtaking. Standouts include the title song, the enormously deep and desolate but exquisite "The Ravens," and the soul searching and desperately grand "Ghost of a Horse." If you want up-beat music, this album is not for you. But if you want music with depth, soul and touching instrumental details, then I would definitely recommended it. White has created a whole new and personal journey to join her on.
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