New Moon Daughter
1995: Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32861 2 6
Engaging. Enchanting. Unsettling. Very, very touching. My friend Rob introduced me to Wilsons voice via this record and one other which impressed me less. This one really takes some thoughtful listening time to get into, but when Im in Im so cozy and brooding that I never want to get out. That said, I should add that I always start the CD playing at track 3: I do NOT care for her version of Strange Fruit (which is a song I rarely care to listen to in any case, to be fair to her), and Love Is Blindness is just too maudlin for my tastes.
Also, after I had the extreme pleasure of seeing her in concert in 2003 (thanks to Rob and his wife) with the Seattle Symphony, I finally knew how she counted that funkily unbalanced tempo in her ultra-cool cover of Last Train to Clarksville.
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.