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This review is from: For The Roses (Audio CD)
It was perhaps inevitable that a gifted singer-songwriter in the sixties who began performing in clubs and bars using guitar and occasional piano would use the folk idiom as the vehicle for her art.
For The Roses for the first time showed that her musical language naturally spread far wider. By simply switching the emphasis from guitar to piano she was able to demonstrate her ease with blues, jazz and even a little tasteful rock on the throwaway single You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio.
More popular in the UK than in the North American continent, judging by her album sales to this point, this album perversely reversed her fortunes, reaching no. 11 in the US but not charting over here, despite highlights like Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire, with James Burton's guitar; the evocative Five Easy Pieces world of Barandgrill; and her best piece to date, Woman Of Heart And Mind.
The non-album B-side Urge For Going, a previously unrecorded early song, performed acoustically, would have made an excellent bonus track for the HDCD re-issue. Perhaps next time
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2009 21:24:53 GMT
Mr. Innes Scott says:
urge for going is on the cd 'hits'
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2009 12:58:12 BDT
Odd that it should be on Hits when it was a B-side, especially since there was a companion CD entitled Misses. It was also included on Songs Of A Prairie Girl. I thought it would fit on this album as it was the B-side of You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio. However, I've since learned that the recording of Urge For Going dated from 1967, five years earlier than its release; probably before the George Hamilton IV version, let alone that by Tom Rush, so wouldn't be such a good fit after all.
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