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Reprieve CD (2006)

Artist: Ani Difranco

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Every new Ani DiFranco album gives listeners a reason to get excited about music all over again, and her latest is no exception: 13 more tastes of her signature blend of poetry, politics, and dazzling musicianship. It's just the Little Folksinger and bassist Todd Sickafoose at her home in New Orleans this time, offering up a picture of what's been on her mind lately during turbulent times on the personal, cultural, and global front. Reprieve finds Ani speaking her truth, singing from her heart, and playing music like her life - like all of our lives - depended on it.


Label Righteous Babe
SKU 202762862
UPC 748731705220
UPC 14 00748731705220
Format CD
Release Date 8/8/2006
Author Ani Difranco
Featuring Ani DiFranco
Artist Bio
Ani DiFrancoAni DiFranco is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist perpetually on the move. From the raw "folk punk" of her early albums through the jazz/funk grooves she created during her years touring with a five-piece band to the twists and turns of her current work as a solo artist, Ani's restless creativity continually leads her and her listeners into ever more exciting territory.Born in Buffalo, New York, DiFranco was already singing and playing guitar in public before she was old enough to drive. As a teenager, the poems she'd been writing in "long skinny columns" soon evolved into lyrics, and music became a way for the teenager to talk about the things that mattered most to her: the power dynamics of romantic entanglements, the fragmentation of her family, the choices she watched her friends making, and the state of life in her hometown and her country.Ani DiFranco's career has been full of surprises - for her, and for the rest of us - and she's no stranger to change, both sudden and slow. But some things remain unchanged, like her commitment to speaking the truth, as she sees it, without fear or concession. Bruce Cockburn recently observed in Performing Songwriter that Ani considers it part of her job description "to try and reflect real life in [her] songs. The life of the streets; the life of nations; the lives of people coping with power or its absence, looking for joy through the loneliness and pain and the complexities of relationship; the life of the spirit. All these are the stuff of human experience, and human experience is what we all share."She does so with two basic instruments, both of which are also constants in her ever-evolving world: her trusty guitar and her unforgettable voice. Vanity Fair describes the latter as "astonishing...coolly, permanently urgent, tugging at the sleeve or close at the ear, like the murmur of a lover who knows every last secret and decides to stay."
Review Reprieve is another 'back to basics' affair, with DiFranco only accompanied by regular touring partner Todd Sickafoose on bass, and the stripped down approach works as beautifully as ever...Although this won't be a commercial hit (as if she was ever going to be bothered about that), and probably won't attract any more converts to the DiFranco cause, this is another reassuringly exceptional album from the self-styled 'lil folk singer'. As she sings in Subconscious - "I know where I'm going, and it ain't where I've been". Long may she continue to travel.
Reviewer John Murphy
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Artist Difranco,Ani
Label Righteous Babe Records
Music Format Compact Disc
Entertainment Weekly It's beautifully committed music--the kind that's as essential now as it has ever been.
Paste Magazine Intimate and organic.
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