Joanna Newsom: New Songs and Jimi Hendrix Cover
"...this new one, I approached it from the beginning - um, I hope this doesn't sound too pretentious, but sort of with an "album-ic" approach, you know, like thinking about how each of the song's connected to the others, and thinking of there being an overarching story from the first song to the last one where there were also these self-contained stories within each one."
--Joanna Newsom, discussing her next album
As I was making my '05 "Best of" lists, I was looking back at my favorites from 2004. As it turns out, Joanna Newsom's Milk-Eyed Mender was one of my 3 favorite records of the year, and I still love it dearly. I think she is just amazing. Just to give you some perspective, if Mender was released this year, it very well could have vied for my number 1 spot.
Coincidentally, I just recently discovered the excellent Joanna Newsom fan site, Milky Moon, where I found some gorgeous little gems, including this new song that Newsom's been playing live:
Joanna Newsom Emily (live) mp3
...and a couple of cover songs:
Joanna Newsom Angel (Jimi Hendrix cover) mp3
Joanna Newsom Man's Road mp3 (America cover)
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