Various Artists - Bearded Ladies (Music CD)

Release Date: 26 November 2007
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While listening to Bearded Ladies, Vol. 1, it's hard not to get the feeling that Jane Weaver, who compiled the set, couldn't decide if she wanted to put together a set of contemporary freak folk or a collection of vintage singer/songwriter oddities in the manner of Numero Group's acclaimed Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies from the Canyon -- so she did both at the same time. Bearded Ladies faces modern day acts such as Speck Mountain, Jane Weaver, and Lispector off against tracks from '70s cult heroines like Wendy & Bonnie, Susan Christie, and Brigitte Fontaine. Unfortunately, most of the older acts are considerably more interesting than the contemporary artists, who for the most part sound like they're struggling to be eccentric in a way that came naturally to their forebears. In addition, the vintage tracks on this set lack a great deal in the way of major discoveries -- unlike Ladies from the Canyon, there aren't many tunes here that make you eager to hear what the rest of the performer's album was like, and given the relatively wide availability of some of the "hard to find" numbers, this disc isn't likely to appeal to the crate diggers. Nearly everything on Bearded Ladies is pleasing enough, and listeners with a taste for the more offbeat end of the singer/songwriter spectrum will be entertained, but there just isn't enough of lasting interest on this compilation to merit more than a spin or two. ~ Mark Deming
Release Date: 26 November 2007

1. Hey Moon - Speck Mountain
2. Paisley Window Pane - Wendy & Bonnie
3. Horses - Magphai
4. Martin And Me - Tricca, Emma
5. Gesi Baglari - Selda
6. Peachtree Street - Lispector
7. Milk And Honey - Dobson, Bonnie
8. Lat Mig Se Dig - Turid
9. Coli Laith - Jones, Heather
10. Branches Low - Lights
11. Rainy Day - Christie, Susan
12. All These Rivers - Weaver, Jane
13. Le Goudron - Fontaine, Brigitte
14. Refuge - Heaven & Earth
15. Disappear - Le Bon, Cate

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Catalogue No: 4EGGSCD