Dreams Of Breathing Underwater

Eliza Carthy

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Format: CD

Cat No: TSCD571

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Release Date:  23 June 2008

Label:  Topic

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  714822057127

Genres:  Folk  Singer Songwriter  

  • Description

    Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Winner of 2 Nationwide Mercury Prize nominations and innumerable other accolades over a 15 year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists from Paul Weller to Rufus and Martha Wainwright, from Nick Cave to Joan Baez.

    This latest album is her second which is self-penned (bar one track,'Hug You Like A Mountain' by Rory McLeod). Released via her long standing (and truly independent ) label, Topic Records, it has been co-produced by Ben Ivitsky in Edinburgh. The 12 tracks not only showcase an inventive, innovative singer and fiddle-player, but also reveal Eliza as a gifted musical conceptualist. Powerful, vital and exuberant rhythms, absorbed from her travels around the globe, characterise this highly original album. Percussion, bass, brass and a chamber orchestra weave a rich tapestry against which to display her incomparable voice.

    A range of accomplished performers and fellow musicians, including Eddi Reader and Toby Shippey (Salsa Celtica), provide excellent support. Describing herself simply as a 'modern British musician', she has become one of the most dazzling musicians of a generation. She has more than most, revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance. Fearless, colourful and maverick in the best tradition of English songwriters, this release presses Carthy's many and varied skills into action.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Follow the Dollar
      • 2. Two Tears
      • 3. Rows of Angels
      • 4. Rosalie
      • 5. Mr Magnifico
      • 6. Like I Care (Wings)
      • 7. Lavenders
      • 8. Little Bigman
      • 9. Simple Things
      • 10. Hug You Like A Mountain
      • 11. Oranges & Seasalt