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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Emily - Emily (1972 us, amazing vocals in an acid psych folk rock trip, 2011 Kismet release)



Emily Bindiger is a NY singer who has performed on hundreds of recordings, including commercials, movie soundtracks, industrials and records, as well as concert stages worldwide. 

She started out as a teenager playing clubs in Greenwich Village, then moved to France at 16 where she recorded and released in the spring of 1972, this extremely rare album that has been acclaimed as a psychedelic folk masterpiece. With sensitive backing from local progressive rockers Dynastie Crisis, the eight self-penned songs feature delicate arrangements and lyrics that show remarkable maturity and depth. A firmly established rarity in its original incarnation.

By her returning to US she made her Broadway debut in "Shenandoah," immediately followed by the revival of "Hair," and for seven seasons she starred as "Frannie" on the Peabody Award-winning children's TV show, "The Great Space Coaster." Emily has recorded and/or performed with such diverse artists as Leonard Cohen, Buster Poindexter, Ann Hampton Callaway, Joan Osborne, Lou Reed, Steve Van Zandt, Oscar Brand, Mary Fahl, Andy LaVerne, The Klezmatics, Peter White, Kevin Mahogany, Deodato, Michael Amante, Lesley Gore, Kathie Lee Gifford, David Friedman, Christine Lavin, Ben Vereen, Bobby Caldwell, Black 47, Laurie Beechman, Patti Austin, Ronnie Spector, Catherine Russell, Julie Gold, and the legendary Neil Sedaka, with whom she toured for several years.


Tracks
1. Confession - 2:28
2. Sunflower Seeds - 1:55
3. Jesus Said -  3:52
4. My Mother’s House - 4:00
5. Song For Steven (lyrics by Jeanne Claire Severac) - 2:35
6. Born Again -  2:39
7. Song Of Decision - 2:22
8. Old Lace (To John) - 9:26
Words and Music by Emily Bindiger except where indicated.

Musicians
*Emily Bindiger - Vocals, Guitar
*Jacques Mercier - Vocals, Guitar
*Jacky Chalard - Bass
*Philippe Lhommet - Keyboards
*Geza Fenzl - Drums

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