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CREATIVE EMBERS GLOWING BRIGHTLY,
This review is from: chalk mark in a rain storm (Audio CD)
Here Joni's creative embers are glowing brightly again. Her languid voice is accorded poetic justice by the sparse backing on themes eternal - religious symbolism surfaces in Passion Play and Slouching Towards Bethlehem (an adaptation of a Yeats poem). The topic of growing old, gracefully treated in Nothing Can Be Done and Come In From The Cold, is brilliantly balanced by the teenage romance of Ray's Dad's Cadillac, in which Joni puts one over Rickie Lee Jones, one of her imitators. Savour these lines: "Ray's dad teaches maths/I'm a dunce, a decimal in his class/When it comes to mathematics/I get static in the attic." Well, this is music - not maths - and Joni get four out of five for composition and performance.
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Initial post: 19 Oct 2013 21:14:57 BDT
G. Cleaver says:
This review is of Joni's "Night Ride Home"!
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