Voices/Shameless

Voices/Shameless

by Judy Collins
     
 
Two lesser-known albums by folk-pop chanteuse Judy Collins are paired up on this special reissue. Released in 2005, Voices finds Collins revisiting some of her best and best-known compositions, performed solo with Collins accompanying herself on the piano. The performances on Voices find Collins in fine voice, and the spare, languid feel suits the tone

Overview

Two lesser-known albums by folk-pop chanteuse Judy Collins are paired up on this special reissue. Released in 2005, Voices finds Collins revisiting some of her best and best-known compositions, performed solo with Collins accompanying herself on the piano. The performances on Voices find Collins in fine voice, and the spare, languid feel suits the tone of songs like "My Father," "Since You've Asked," and "Houses," and if these don't surpass the original recordings, they certainly confirm her continued strength as a performer. And 1995's Shameless is a unique project; that year, Collins had published a novel set against the backdrop of the music business (also titled Shameless), and this album features songs written for the characters in the book, in effect creating a soundtrack for the story. These songs are drawn from a more eclectic palette, ranging from moody ballads dotted with strings ("Risk") to contemporary pop songs with electronic flourishes ("Wheel Rolling") to new age-influenced meditations on life and nature ("Wind, Water, Fire and Stone"). While overlooked by many of her fans, Shameless is a brave experiment if nothing else, and demonstrates Collins' willingness to follow new paths with her music.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2014
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157172126
catalogNumber:
1721
Rank:
17482

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judy Collins   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Korg,Piano (Grand)
Eric Weissberg   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar
Gerre Hancock   Conductor
Joseph Joubert   Keyboards
Ira Siegel   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
St. Thomas Boys Choir   Vocals
Russell Walden   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Judy Collins   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Piano Arrangement
Tony Beard   drum programming
Joseph Joubert   Choir Arrangement
Alan Silverman   Producer,Engineer
Steve Skinner   Arranger
Dave Thompson   Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer

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