Patricia Barber – Cafe Blue (1994) [MFSL 2002] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Patricia Barber – Cafe Blue (1994) [MFSL 2002]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:06 minutes | Scans included | 2,914 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,14 GB

Patricia Barber, who is both a fine keyboardist and an atmospheric singer, contributes roughly half of the material to her Premonition debut. Her dark voice and the generally esoteric program takes awhile to get used to (listeners will have to be patient), but after two or three listens, this thought-provoking and rather moody set becomes more accessible. The music ranges stylewise from sophisticated pop sensitivities to the avant-garde and even touches of minimalism, while not fitting securely into any category. Barber gives a new slant to “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Ode to Billy Joe,” and even “A Taste of Honey,” and her vocals are all quite haunting and contemporary. An added plus to this unusual music is adventurous guitarist John McLean.


01 – What A Shame
02 – Mourning Grace
03 – The Thrill Is Gone
04 – Romanesque
05 – Yellow Car III
06 – Wood Is A Pleasant Thing To Think About
07 – Inch Worm
08 – Ode To Billy Joe
09 – Too Rich For My Blood
10 – A Taste Of Honey
11 – Nardis
12 – Manha De Carnaval



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