Eliza Carthy, Angels & Cigarettes

Warner Brothers CDW 47698 (CD, USA, September 2000)


This CD released in the States and recorded between London and Edinburgh is very special. The atmosphere is psychedelic, somewhat muffled, which is unusual for folk music. The cover, designed by Gareth While on the basis of photographs by Tom Howard, is surreal, and, if we may say, rather kitsch. Excellent work by Barnaby Stradling on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9.


Questo CD pubblicato negli states e registrato tra Londra ed Edimburgo è assai particolare; le atmosfere sono psichedeliche, alquanto ovattate, inconsuete per la musica folk. La stessa copertina, disegnata da Gareth While sulla base di fotografie di Tom Howard, è surreale, per non dire kitsch. Ottimo il lavoro di Barnaby Stradling sulle tracce 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 e 9.


Whispers of Summer (4.37) - Train Song (3.59) - Beautiful Girl (3.24) - Whole (4.01) - Poor Little Me (5.22) - The Company of Men (3.34) - Perfect (3.52) - Wildwood (3.08) - Breathe (4.07) - Fuse (4.45) 

Tracks 1, 5 Eliza Carthy, Barnaby Stradling, Sam Thomas, Ben Ivitsky & Martin Green
Track 2 Eliza Carthy & Ben Ivitsky
Tracks 3, 4, 7, 9 Eliza Carthy, Barnaby Stradling, Sam Thomas & Ben Ivitsky
Track 6 Eliza Carthy, Ben Ivitsky & Martin Carthy
Track 8 Paul Weller
Track 10 Eliza Carthy
All songs published by Topic Records
Track 1 published by 4 Yr Face Publishing / Copyright Control;
Track 5 published by Topic Records / Copyright Control;
Track 8 published by NTV Music / Stylist Music Ltd;

Eliza Carthy: violin, viola, octave violin, tenor guitar, keyboards, vocals - Barnaby Stradling: bass, acoustic guitar on track 8, Rhodes piano - Ben Ivitsky: guitars, violin, whooshy noises, moog, vocals - Sam Thomas: drums - Heather Macleod, Lucy Adams: background vocals - Martin Green: piano accordion, moog, keyboards