Elyse CD (2001)

Artist: Elyse

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Product Overview


Label Orange Twin
SKU 60490439
UPC 656605600123
UPC 14 00656605600123
Format CD
Release Date 7/11/2001
Author Elyse
Technical Info
Producer Gene Shiveley; Gene Shiveley
CatalogID OTR 001CD
Lable Name Orange Twin
Released 01/23/2007
Original Release 1968
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 39m : 50s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00656605600123
Musical Guests
Neil Young
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Elyse, Neil Young.
Originally released in the late 1960s.
Personnel: Elyse (vocals); Neil Young (vocals, guitar); Collin Walcott (sitar, tabla).
Audio Remasterer: Derek Almstead.
Liner Note Author: Andrew Rieger.
Recording information: 1968.
Unknown Contributor Role: Joey Newman .
Arranger: Don Gallucci.
This long-overlooked record is primarily composed of quietly plucked acoustic guitars overlaid with Elyse Weinberg's hearty vocals, which bear some resemblance to other endearingly hoarse performers like Janis Joplin and Melissa Etheridge, and her Toronto contemporary Joni Mitchell. The air of psychedelia is fairly faint, springing up in the mystical traces of sitars that appear in songs like "Deed I Do," and in lyrics that refer to lovers with names like "Sir John Velveteen." In its day, sometime in 1968, the record drew praise from many circles and even earned Elyse a spot on The Johnny Carson Show. Quiet acoustics only occasionally take a backseat here, including "Spirit of the Letter," which is a full-on rock song, and somewhat surprisingly, largely better than many of the quieter songs. Perhaps the record's most noteworthy track is "Houses," a gorgeous song about the impossibility of trading places; beautiful on its own, its brilliance is amplified by featured guest Neil Young. ~ Karen E. Graves
Professional Reviews
CMJ (8/01, p.80) - "...Elyse's raw, pitch-imperfect voice is [like] Janis Joplin's, with phrasing rooted in post-accident Dylan....The music is even less predictable, with the singer's 6 and 12-string picking pitted against string arrangements, saloon piano and an earthy rhythm section..."
Disc 1
1 Last Ditch Protocol
2 Deed I Do
3 Iron Works
4 Spirit Of The Letter
5 Here In My Heart
6 Band Of Theives
7 Sweet Pounding Rhythm
8 Meet Me At The Station
9 Simple Minded Harlequin
10 Painted Raven
11 Mortuary Bound
12 If Death Don't Overtake Me
13 House - (featuring Neil Young)
14 What You Call It
Product Attributes
Artist Elyse
Music Format Compact Disc
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