Retrospective

Retrospective

by Tish Hinojosa
     
 

By her own admission, Tish Hinojosa is an artist who resists easy classification -- she can follow up a traditional Mexican folk song with a easygoing Texas 2-step, and then fade into a personal song about love that wouldn't be out of place in the catalog of Nanci Griffith or Emmylou Harris. But there areSee more details below

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By her own admission, Tish Hinojosa is an artist who resists easy classification -- she can follow up a traditional Mexican folk song with a easygoing Texas 2-step, and then fade into a personal song about love that wouldn't be out of place in the catalog of Nanci Griffith or Emmylou Harris. But there are a few things that tie together Hinojosa's body of work -- the natural beauty and grace of her voice, the supple sensitivity of her songwriting, and the soulful (but never histrionic) passion that she brings to her music. Hinojosa has been making fine records since 1987, and Retrospective is a compilation that brings together 18 songs (seven in Spanish) from nine of her albums, making this the first comprehensive overview of her career. The set includes three tunes from 1987's Taos to Tennessee (her self-released debut album which was later reissued by Watermelon in 1992) on through to two from 2000's Sign of Truth, but Retrospective doesn't sound like an album that spans three decades of recording -- the material sounds remarkably cohesive, and the intelligence, wisdom, and superb craft of these twelve-and-a-half performances is consistently winning throughout. This is a lovely exploration of Tish Hinojosa's body of work for longtime fans, and anyone looking for a concise introduction to her music would do well to treat themselves to this disc. (Retrospective does have one rather disconcerting mastering glitch -- the spoken introduction to "Reloj (Clock)" appears at the end of "Manos, Huesos y Sangre (Hands, Bones and Blood)," as it did on the original release of Aquella Noche. However, on this compilation, "Reloj (Clock)" is track seven and "Manos, Huesos y Sangre (Hands, Bones and Blood)" is track thirteen!)

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/11/2006
Label:
Varese Fontana
UPC:
0030206672725
catalogNumber:
066727
Rank:
239015

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tish Hinojosa   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Peter Rowan   Vocals

Technical Credits

Peter Rowan   Composer
Tish Hinojosa   Composer,Producer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Roberto Cantoral   Composer
Chuck Pyle   Composer
Craig Barker   Producer,Executive Producer
Marvin Denton Dykhuis   Producer
Heinz Geissler   Executive Producer
Michael Hearne   Producer
John Kunz   Executive Producer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer
Jim Ed Norman   Producer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Steve Massie   Mastering
Alfonso Esparza Oteo   Composer
Hans "Grizzly" Weimer   Cover Photo

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