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Born Beautiful <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Born-Beautiful-Marcella-Forget-Nots/dp/artist-redirect/B005NPZFP2">Marcella and the Forget Me Nots</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Marcella Puppini, the dark Puppini Sister in more than one way, has produced in Born Beautiful a CD full of ballads that couldn't be further from the chirpy 3 part harmony she's otherwise known for. Her stories of a woman's life in the cauldron of London are somewhere between PJ Harvey and Cat Power - sweeping string arrangements, haunting piano, clarinet and sax bookended by electric guitar and bass, and led by Marcella's moody, descriptive singing. But it's not all downtempo, with cleverly worked crescendos and a stonking power chord, Blondie reminiscent opening track.
It's quite exciting to hear Marcella's range with this first effort, and if the band's live gigs are anything to go… Read more
P.S. With Love: Music Written for the People Show &hellip ~ George Khan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
George Khan has been performing in, and making music for productions by UK experimental theatre company People Show for decades. One of the issues that always comes up with theatre, and any kind of live performance, is that it's there for the moment only. Documentation tends to be from a video camera up in back of the audience, static, only capturing the general set design and typified by poor audio.
With this CD, Khan has produced a high quality record of the People Show's adventures for over twenty years of performances and happenings. While the company has been going for 45 years, this is the only published record of its development outside of academic literature, and it's a lot… Read more
The Rise & Fall Of Ruby Woo ~ The Puppini Sisters
The Rise & Fall Of Ruby Woo ~ The Puppini Sisters
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The difference between the Puppini Sisters' albums is a contrast like night and day. You feel that the Sisters have really come into their own with this new work. They're still doing the clever covers of pop songs, like the driving Spooky (originally by the Classics IV) and the ethereal Could It Be Magic (wistful and heart rending in this version, quite a departure from Donna Summers' soft core porn '80s original), but have expanded their repertoir nicely with five original numbers. All five are real audience faves on the live circuit, and the one that stands out for me is And She Sang - pathos in a pretty dress. More thought provoking than their last album, it's dificult to imagine Ruby… Read more

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