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Ugly One with the Jewels and Other Stories
     

The Ugly One with the Jewels and Other Stories

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by Laurie Anderson
 
On her later albums, Laurie Anderson had moved from her earlier spoken word-plus-effects style to a more overtly musical approach, with less effective results. The Ugly One With the Jewels, a recording of a live performance of readings from her book Stories From the Nerve Bible, returned her to speaking instead of singing, and it was her best album since

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On her later albums, Laurie Anderson had moved from her earlier spoken word-plus-effects style to a more overtly musical approach, with less effective results. The Ugly One With the Jewels, a recording of a live performance of readings from her book Stories From the Nerve Bible, returned her to speaking instead of singing, and it was her best album since Big Science. The 18 stories reflected Anderson's extensive travels, including forays into the Third World and to convents, although she made Los Angeles and Houston sound just as exotic. In fact, telling her stories over sounds from birds, guitars, and electronic beeps, she seemed an anthropologist from another world, always finding the natives friendly but strange. And she didn't fail to recognize that she could appear just as odd to them: "The Ugly One With the Jewels" was a name used by one of her subjects to describe her.

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Release Date:
03/14/1995
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
0093624584728
catalogNumber:
245847

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The Ugly One with the Jewels and Other Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I was just hypnotized by her! A friend played the CD for me on a recent road trip that we took and I have been dying to order it since then!