Medusa

Medusa

by Annie Lennox

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Overview

The critics savaged Annie Lennox's sophomore effort when it first came out, and it's easy to see why: it's not that an all-covers album was a bad idea, but she did pick some rather large shoes to fill and she did kind of run roughshod over the songs themselves, taking gritty material by the likes of Neil Young and the Clash and turning it into super-slick electro-pop ear candy. But on the other hand, candy sometimes really hits the spot, and Lennox's rendition of "No More I Love You's" by the ultra-obscure British pop band the Lover Speaks is ravishingly, heartbreakingly lovely. Those who have never heard the Clash's original version of "Train in Vain" might not find her version as objectionable as the critics did, either. But there's no arguing with the critics when it comes to her anemic take on the Al Green classic "Take Me to the River" or her equally numb rendition of Neil Young's "Don't Let It Bring You Down." Those who have given up on looking cool, however, might find themselves able to enjoy her gentle arrangement of "A Whiter Shade of Pale." Don't pay full price for this, but snap it up if you find it in a bargain bin somewhere.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
Label: K2 Hd
UPC: 0888430868021
catalogNumber: 8680
Rank: 88789

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Annie Lennox   Primary Artist,Flute,Keyboards,Vocals
Tony Pastor   Guitar
Marius de Vries   Keyboards
Mark Feltham   Harmonica
Judd Lander   Harmonica
James McNally   Accordion
Andy Richards   Keyboards
Peter-John Vettese   Keyboards
Doug Wimbish   Bass
Neil Conti   Drums
Louis Jardim   Bass,Percussion
Dann Gillen   Drums
Matthew Cooper   Keyboards
Pandit Dinesh   Tabla
Stephen Lipson   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Kirampal Singh   Santoor

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Green   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Joe Strummer   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Gary Brooker   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Anne Dudley   String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Orchestral Arrangements
Paul Buchanan   Composer
Danny D   Programming
Marius de Vries   Programming
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
Mick Jones   Composer
Heff Moraes   Engineer
Keith Reid   Composer
Steve Sidelnyk   Programming
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Laurence Stevens   Sleeve Design
Richard Poindexter   Composer
Joseph Hughes   Composer
Jackie Members   Composer
David Freeman   Composer
Stephen Lipson   Programming,Producer

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