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Laid Bare: Love Songs

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@techbot From the humorous to the gut wrenching, the genre bashing trio blend technical excellence with soul.

For such a familiar tune 'Goodnight Irene gave me a lump in my throat'

Highly recommended. Favorite track: Goodnight Irene.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "...close-harmonies that melt the heart...” (Richard Morrison, The Times)

    Following their critically acclaimed debut album Songspin the Juice Vocal Ensemble release their eagerly awaited second album on the Nonclassical label.

    "The all female vocal trio, Juice, are something special....these three are feisty and will take on anything....the variety and virtuosity are astonishing, and rewarding" Ivan Hewett (BBC Music Magazine)

    “quirky, wry and virtuosically genre-hopping” (The Times)

    “It’s rare that an album hits our desks here at So So Gay that turns out to be literally flawless…this album goes beyond simple harmonisation, packing a killer punch with its breadth and depth.” (Sosogay)

    "trawls the post-postmodern condition in search of fresh things to say about an eternal subject. Its contents, deal with strong emotions, digging beneath than the self-interested surface of sexual passion to reveal parts of the psyche usually clothed in darkness.” (Sinfini.com)

    "...amazing razor-sharp tuning and purity of tone...they held their audience spellbound" (Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph)

    Laid Bare: Love Songs is a set of specially commissioned love songs from diverse composers from the worlds of classical, jazz, folk and avant-pop integrated and juxtaposed with a series of covers and adaptations of classic love songs including Rihanna’s 'Only Girl In The World', Erasure's 'A Little Respect' and 'You Don't Love Me (No No No)’ by Dawn Penn.

    Commissioned composers include Gavin Bryars, Errollyn Wallen, Anna Meredith, Mica Levi (Micachu and the Shapes), Jim Moray (award-winning folk artist), Phillip Neil Martin and Dai Fujikura. For the covers and adaptations of the classic love songs Juice Vocal Ensemble collaborated with MaJiKer, producer and co-writer of the French avant-pop sensation Camille.

    The album also includes remixes by acclaimed producers including Devil Dandy (Quebec based sound designer and composer), THiMK (British composer specialising in film, videogames, modern dance and theatre ), Broken Hours (based in Portland, Oregon and presenting the album with an beautiful ambient remix) and Clay Gold (author, librettist, sound artist, audio engineer and compulsive field recordist).

    Laid Bare: 10 Love Songs was commissioned with the financial support of the Arts Council England, the PRS Foundation for New Music (PRSF), and the Vale of Glamorgan Festival.

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1.
02:24
I don’t know anymore, if it’s you I adore Unbelievable, unbelievable Will you leave, probably, it won’t end properly I don’t care, I give up. Take a chance, any chance, we could be too advanced in this misery, you’re better than me Get with you, get a screw, give me time all the time Any time all the time. Never great, never good, never clean, never you Never right, never win, never leave, never nice Never speak, never hear, never said, never clear Never off, never on. Never like, never strong, never wrong, never test Never more, never less, never lie, never guess Never sick, never bitch, never take, never share Never care, never shout, never end, never end... Never new, never fun, but you are still the one Ever us, ever done, ever numb, ever more Adore you, adore me, adore through, adorely We adore....
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03:41
come to me as if wounded and I will bathe your face with milk and sew your wounds with silk and I will heal you
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Io amai sempre (Petrarch: Rime Sparse 85) I have always loved and still I love and shall day by day love even more that sweet place where weeping I return many times when Love saddens me; And I am fixed in loving the time and the hour that removed every love care from around me, and above all her whose lovely face makes me in love with doing well, thanks to her example. But whoever thought to see them all together, to assail my heart now from this side, now from that, these sweet enemies that I so much love? Love, with what power today you vanquish me! And, except that hope increases with desire, I would fall dead, where I most desire to live.
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Into deep water I wave my arms and sing And swim I wave my arms like this, trouble in mind, like this I slip between the waves, I see them, turquoise and blue, Like jewels I swim with the fish Endolphins swim to the shore Jet-lag geese fly above us Everything’s a wave Feel the place where your fins were Everything’s a wave Then why can’t you behave? First you took my hair and placed it on your desk While you told the stories of the water Then you took my soul and placed it on your chest And swam and swam and swam. Now that you are dead and gone I sing this song again Into deep water, into still water I dive I live Into the deep I fly Come in; Everything’s a wave. I was born to love and be a mermaid. I loved a man A mortal man, A troubled man Followed him into the deep. I troubled him into the deep. I troubled him into the deep.
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The wind does blow today, my love, And softly falls the rain I never had but one true-love, In cold grave he lies slain. I’ll do as much for my true-love As any young girl may I’ll sit and mourn all at his grave For twelve months and a day. My true love’s face was porcelain fair His eyes of emerald green His body like a wax-work there No equal could be seen They sent him off to Flanders field All danger to defy And soon his blood did stain the field That used to grow so high But twelve months and a day being up The dead began to speak Who sits there weeping at my grave And will not let me speak It’s I who sits there at your grave And will not let you rest I crave one kiss of your cold-clay lips And to hold you to my breast If you’d one kiss of my cold clay lips Your time would not be long So make yourself content my love Till angels call you home So make yourself content my love Till angels call you home For life is only short my dear But love will linger on But twelve months and a day being up My time on earth is done And all around was whispering rain And she was left alone
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No, no, no You don’t Love Me and I know now No, no, no You don’t Love Me and I know now That you left me and I got no place to go now No no no I’ll do anything you say boy and if you ask me baby I’ll get on my knees and pray boy Anything
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02:09
finding writing hiding finding writing wanting empty wanting habit hiding habit overlooked empty empty empty he has come we go But I know that she stops him blocking him she stops him coming cannot do anthing he cannot come cannot do he is always here going away magic ticking ticking magic when we play we and I love to slide and seeing in Mercedes I draw pictures it’s amazing funny daddy laughing on the I draw pictures have such fun and I love swinging and we tickle seeing films and when we go to smaland I draw pictures and so I love singing laughing on the go to smaland in Mercedes doing dancing tumble with my funny daddy fight and tickle love to tumble it’s amazing I draw pictures funny daddy funny daddy when we play we have such fun and have such fun and fight and tickle films and when we in Mercedes and we have fun and I love to funny daddy go to smaland slide and seeing have fun dancing seeing films and laughing with my funny daddy in Mercedes go to smaland laugh and tickle have such fun and when we play we have such fun and I love swinging and I love to fight and tickle laughing on the slide and seeing films and when we go to smaland I draw pictures and we have fun doing dancing it’s amazing and I love to tumble with my funny daddy and I do love him. and I love to and I love to see him
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I try to discover A little something to make me sweeter Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart I'm so in love with you I'll be forever blue That you give me no reason Why you're making me work so hard That you give me no That you give me no That you give me no That you give me no Soul, I hear you calling Oh baby please give a little respect to me
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Sometimes I live in the country Sometimes I live in town Sometimes I have a great notion To jump into the river and drown Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene I'll see you in my dreams I asked your mother for you She told me you was too young I wished to God I'd never seen your face I'm sorry you ever was born Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene I'll see you in my dreams I love Irene, God knows I do I'll love her till the seas run dry If Irene should turn me down I'd take morphine and die You cause me to weep, you cause me to mourn You cause me to leave my home But the very last words I heard you sing where "Please give me one more song" Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene I'll kiss you in my dreams
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03:40
Traditional Sanskrit Verse
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Take me for a ride, ride Oh baby, take me high, high Let me make you first, first Oh make it last all night, night Take me for a ride, ride Oh baby, take me high, high Let me make you first, first Make it last all night I want you to love me, like I'm a hot guy Keep thinkin' of me, doin' what you like So boy forget about the world cause it's gon' be me and you tonight I wanna make you beg for it, then I’mma make you swallow your pride make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love Like I'm the only one who knows your heart Only girl in the world... Like I'm the only one that's in command Cause I'm the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love Like I'm the only one who knows your heart Only one...
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released June 2, 2014

Produced by Gabriel Prokofiev and Halász Gábor

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