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Various Artists / Bearded Ladies - Volume One
Album:Bearded Ladies - Volume One Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:10/2008

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Add Date:2008-12-07 Pull Date:2009-02-08 
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Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2009-01-27 
Psych folk and folk pop. A curious collection of female folk artists. The tracks are split up pretty evenly as a mix of old and new. I think the idea is to have the influential female folk artists circa around the 70s back to back with the modern folk artists they’ve influenced. It is a very loose collection, and a few of the songs definitely feel a little out of place. The booklet is very informative and interesting to consult with for a background on the songs and artists. Some of the songs are pretty good, but some of them are just not that great. It is definitely a strange idea for an album, but some of this could be solid radio material. No FCCs noted.

*1. Speck Mountain-psychadelic folk, guitar effects, light sleigh bells, hypnotizing, repetitive guitar and vocals, unidentifiable instrument with solo during bridge (3:07)
2. Wendy & Bonnie–loungey, dreamy folk with grooving percussion, vocals transition to choral, sort of, with a walking bass in the left channel (3:01)
3. Magpahi-bells, synths augment gentle folk guitar in this short number (1:53)
4. Emma Tricca-fragile vocals with relative uptempo pretty folk, (4:12)
5. Selda-again, an unidentifiable language to my ear, with woodwinds and some sort of predictable Indian-sounding structure (3:32)
*6. Lispector-very catchy guitar parts, riffage, strong pop song (2:48)
7. Turid-longest track by far, harmonica, bluesy rock, some strings, interesting guitar work, funky at times, foreign vocals(8:09)
8. Heather Jones-a capella vocals in some unidentifiable language (3:18)
9. Lights-spacey guitar effects frame a trippy tune with smooth vocals, fuzz bass on chorus, poppy(4:40)
*10. Susan Christie-sounds sort of 60s with opening riff, strings, solemn delivery, poppy structure, a blistering solo and bridge, galloping percussion (3:11)
11. Jane Weaver-Violins rapidly strike notes in a slow pop tune with percussion (3:10)
12. Brigitte Fontaine-French vocals, psych, almost Indian folk (4:12)
13. Cate Le Bon-warm pop folk with light percussion and rich, atmospheric guitar layers on top (4:11)
14. Heaven & Earth-very quick plucking in a warm folk tune, guitars in right channel, vocals in left (2:36)
15. Misty Dixon-synthesizers dominate this track with overdubbed vocals, sort of out of place on this compilation, lush track with drums, breaks down at the end (5:33)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Speck MountainHey-Moon
2.Wendy & BonniePaisley Window Pane
4.Emma TriccaMartin And Me
5.SeldaGesi Baglari
6.LispectorPeachtree Street
7.TuridLat Mig Se Dig
8.Heather JonesColi Laith
9.LightsBranches Low
10.Susan ChristieRainy Day
11.Jane WeaverAll These Rivers
12.Brigitte FontaineLe Goudron
13.Cate Le BonDisappear
14.Heaven And EarthRefuge
15.Misty DixonAre You Lost