Track of the Week

What can I say about this past week? Well between long days and long train journeys, this blog took the back-seat. But, in the words of Yazz; the only way is up! Just needed to get into the swing of this new routine – I have a track of the week for you though. One track I have been listening to loads recently is Peach, Plum, Pear, from Joanna Newsom‘s 2004 album The Milk-Eyed Mender (it’s better than the version found on Walnut Whales) – I just love the track. I think it is the self-confessed harper’s skills at their best. If you aren’t familiar with Joanna Newsom’s work, then I guess you could call it alternative folk with a heavy emphasis on the harp – give this a listen…

Joanna Newsom – Peach, Plum, Pear
>> download track (YouSendIt)
>> buy album @ Amazon US / Amazon UK
This download link will expire on 17th November.

However, Joanna’s new album (Ys) is to drop shortly and I have a track to share with you also. The new album (out on 14th November) contains just five tracks, but the running time is just short of an hour. This new album has seen Joanna work with Van Dyke Parks for the orchestral arrangement, and I have to say it really does sound beautiful. To look back now in hindsight it does seem like a natural progression to take her harp-folk onto a more cinematic level. It may take a few listens to get into Ys, but the time invested pays huge dividends – I think so anyway. Give Cosmia a go…

Joanna Newsom – Cosmia
>> download track (YouSendIt)
>> buy album @ Amazon US / Amazon UK
This download link will expire on 17th November.

I’m thinking that maybe for now I’ll aim to post blog entries on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – see how I go with that workload. Enjoy the Joanna Newsom tracks and have a great weekend!

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  • fiona

    I love peach, plum pear! Final fantasy did a cover of it that’s quite nice too. If you want it I can send it to you! Do you have the version from walnut whales? I don’t have that!

  • fiona

    I love peach, plum pear! Final fantasy did a cover of it that’s quite nice too. If you want it I can send it to you! Do you have the version from walnut whales? I don’t have that!

  • http://www.rayyansabet.blogspot.com/ rayyan

    joanna newson is amazing so is the album.

  • http://www.rayyansabet.blogspot.com rayyan

    joanna newson is amazing so is the album.

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  • SchoolBioy Billy

    hey, chili’s is doing this contest and i’m trying to help them get a lot of the great unsigned bands on myspace to enter. all you have to do is record your own 30-second version of the baby back ribs song and send it in through chili’s myspace page.

    if you win, you get a trip to los angeles to meet with a record label, so there could be good things in it for you.

    check it out here and good luck!

    http://www.myspace.com/chilis