World of Lady A

World of Lady A

by Anjali

CD

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Overview

World of Lady A

A photo accompanying Anjali's The World of Lady A pictures a busty, tattooed, pouting brunette in a retro-glamorous dress, and the voice heard on the opener is a breathy purr similar to Kahimi Karie (sample lyrics include "you can do what you want with me" and "king of hearts/oh, won't you take me"). Looking closer, however, it becomes clear that, in the photo, Anjali is standing in front of a mixing desk, and in the credits, she's the producer and songwriter for the entire album -- plus some guitars, plus synth, plus a string chart on one song. Obviously, this is not the sex kitten of 30 years ago, or even ten. Yes, Anjali's looks and sensual voice may draw listeners in, but the songs and productions on her third solo album, The World of Lady A, prove she's much more than just a passing fancy. Her songs come from an organic band rather than Kahimi Karie's sample-driven pop. And using the same musicians on most tracks, she quotes the grooviest sources for her songs: swinging '60s pop, Bollywood funk, Ennio Morricone, and the brassy bombast heard on many early-'70s rock records (the Who's "My Wife" comes to mind). The material is stronger than expected, as are Anjali's voice and singing instincts. Though it references some of the most ephemeral music forms of the last few decades, The World of Lady A has the unmistakable air of a fastidious pop craftsman.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Wiiija Records
UPC: 0614027113225
catalogNumber: 71132

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anjali   Primary Artist
Terry Edwards   Violin,Horn
John Ferguson   Guitar,Bass Guitar,wah wah guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Neil Sparkes   Percussion,Conga,Darbouka,Guira,Shaker,Tambourine Shakers
Bruce Brand   Drums
Count Dubulah   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Triangle
Sheema Mukherjee   Sitar
Marsha Skinns   Violin
Anjali Bhatia   Synthesizer,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vibes,electronics
Black Madonnas   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Wayne Urquhart   Cello
Jennifer Underhill   Violin
Malyn Strut   Viola
Spykid   Electric Guitar
Mister Patel   Tabla
Arnulf Lindner   Double Bass
Meena Mouse   Bongos

Technical Credits

Terry Edwards   String Arrangements
Mads Bjerke   Engineer
Anjali Bhatia   Programming,Producer,Artwork
Spykid   Programming,Producer

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