BN.com Gift Guide

Music for Girls

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Elliott presented low-key, auteurish blends of folk-rock and psychedelic music on Music for Girls. As is so often for this kind of approach, the touchstone, or at least a convenient point of comparison, is the sort of folk and psychedelia typical of many British artists of the late '60s and early '70s. It's moody yet attractive and pleasant, with the sense that the performer is struggling with feelings of loneliness and alienation, yet determined to communicate with an audience. These tracks were done at home on four-track cassette, and as often occurs in that setup, the percussive tracks are the weakest link, with a mechanical feel at odds with the inherent warmness...
See more details below
This CD is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Elliott presented low-key, auteurish blends of folk-rock and psychedelic music on Music for Girls. As is so often for this kind of approach, the touchstone, or at least a convenient point of comparison, is the sort of folk and psychedelia typical of many British artists of the late '60s and early '70s. It's moody yet attractive and pleasant, with the sense that the performer is struggling with feelings of loneliness and alienation, yet determined to communicate with an audience. These tracks were done at home on four-track cassette, and as often occurs in that setup, the percussive tracks are the weakest link, with a mechanical feel at odds with the inherent warmness and wit of this musical genre. It's still attractively melodic and quirky, the combination of chirpiness and dislocated drifting sounding akin to Syd Barrett. That's another overused comparison for such post-1970s ventures, true, but unlike some others in the field, Elliott does not blatantly mimic Barrett or other role models. If you're looking for more indicators as to what might set Elliott aside from others gardening this patch, he sounds more folkily rustic than most of them, sometimes with a psychedelic minstrel feel, although it's hardly an unplugged album, utilizing a good many instruments and multi-tracked voices. And "Prettiest Girl in the World" is lewder than most of the songs you'll hear in this sort of music, too, with its opening line "prettiest girl in the world moved onto my block/I play my cards right, she might suck my cock."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/16/2001
  • Label: The Orchard
  • UPC: 669910783924
  • Catalog Number: 7839

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 -Irst - George Elliot (2:01)
  2. 2 If I Were Me - George Elliot (2:30)
  3. 3 Shiny Black Door - George Elliot (2:34)
  4. 4 1234567 - George Elliot (1:39)
  5. 5 Holiday - George Elliot (1:34)
  6. 6 Bob Thought and Lunatic Vulcan - George Elliot (2:05)
  7. 7 Shop - George Elliot (2:45)
  8. 8 A Lot of You - George Elliot (1:41)
  9. 9 Prettiest Girl in the World - George Elliot (1:53)
  10. 10 Mr. Tambourine Man - George Elliot (3:51)
  11. 11 Luv Unxprssd - George Elliot (1:38)
  12. 12 Bongo Buddy - George Elliot (1:11)
  13. 13 Delapida Delorea - George Elliot (2:51)
  14. 14 Ainy Ay - George Elliot (1:58)
  15. 15 Turquoise Tandem Cycle - George Elliot (2:45)
  16. 16 Rhapmphorhynchus - George Elliot (1:10)
  17. 17 Suddenly the Ectasy - George Elliot (1:49)
  18. 18 Willie O'Winsbury - George Elliot (4:49)
  19. 19 The Beckoning Tongue - George Elliot (1:13)
  20. 20 [Untitled Track] (0:24)
  21. 21 [Untitled Track] (0:08)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Elliott Primary Artist
George Elliot Track Performer
Technical Credits
Paul Goldman Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously