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Judee Sill Heart Food 2LP 45rpm 180 Gram Vinyl Kevin Gray Asylum Intervention Records RTI 2017 USA

Artist: Judee Sill
Title: Heart Food
Catalog Number: IR-017
Label: Asylum Records
Reissued by: Intervention Records
Barcode: 707129301413
Original release year: 1973
Reissue year: 2017
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 45 rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 703gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Collection: ir (Re)Discover Series
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
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Unit Price: 62,51 €

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The second album Judee Sill made proved to be her last. A notoriously slow songwriter, this enjoyable outing took its toll on Sill during its making, turning her back to her recently kicked heroin addiction and away from the desire to create more music. The supporting cast of top L.A. studio musicians solidifies Sill's unique brand of country-flavored pop-rock.

 

 

  • Limited Edition
  • AAA cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes
  • Double 45rpm LP for Extreme Sound Quality
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
  • 180 Gram Vinyl Pressed at RTI, USA
  • Gatefold Cover by Stoughton Printing
  • 4 page booklet attached to center gatefold

 

 

"And then I heard "The Kiss" from 1973's Heart Food. If ever there was a song that lived up to the glorious, simultaneous heartbreaking and mending I might expect from a symphony to God, it's this." - Pitchfork


"The second album Judee Sill made proved to be her last. This brief though enjoyable outing took its toll on Sill -- a notoriously slow songwriter -- during its making, turning her back to her recently kicked heroin addiction and away from the desire to create more music. Instead of using an outside arranger for the strings (as she did on her previous album), Sill did all of the work herself. Her lack of formal training and the immense amount of orchestral overdubs certainly would have made such an outing a hardship for anyone. The album doesn't suffer much from its sometimes syrupy exterior, though -- the songs are almost as strong as any of those from her debut. To wit, Heart Food suffers only in comparison to its predecessor; otherwise, it's a stellar example of the kind of singer/songwriter fare the music industry was mining in the early '70s. The supporting cast of top L.A. studio musicians solidifies Sill's unique brand of country-flavored pop, which moves from introspective meanderings to loping rock, often within a single song." - Alex Stimmel, All Music


Sill's life was tragic personally and professionally. Her father and brother were killed when Sill was young, and her tempestuous relationship with her alcoholic (and remarried) mother resulted in her leaving home at 15. She committed robberies and began a battle she was destined to lose against drug addiction. When stardom didn't follow the critical acclaim of her first two albums her career never recovered. Sill was dead from a drug overdose in 1979 at just 35.


The brevity of Judee's musical legacy is outweighed by the emotional power and weight of her first two extraordinary albums, Judee Sill & Heart Food. AAA mastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, the master tapes are in beautiful shape, and listeners will be blown away by the revelatory inner detail and three-dimensionality retrieved from these achingly gorgeous recordings. This Intervention reissue represents THE definitive listening experience for this classic album! The original LP art has been beautifully restored by IR's Tom Vadakan and the old-style, "tip-on, brown-in" gatefold jackets are printed by Stoughton.

 

 

Track Listing:


Side A
1. There's A Rugged Road
2. The Kiss


Side B
1. The Pearl
2. Down Where The Valleys Are Low
3. The Vigilante


Side C
1. Soldier Of The Heart
2. The Phoenix
3. When The Bridegroom Comes


Side D
1. The Donor
2. "Jig"

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 


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