Rebecca Pidgeon – The Raven 180g – QRP

$46.50

"Originally released in 1994, The Raven was the solo recording debut of actress and singer-songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon. ... With a pure, breathy soprano, Pidgeon is reminiscent of both early Joni Mitchell as well as Sandy Denny, and the mostly self-penned tunes on The Raven — some were co-writtten by her husband, David Mamet — encompass a ra...

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    "Originally released in 1994, The Raven was the solo recording debut of actress and singer-songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon. … With a pure, breathy soprano, Pidgeon is reminiscent of both early Joni Mitchell as well as Sandy Denny, and the mostly self-penned tunes on The Raven — some were co-writtten by her husband, David Mamet — encompass a range of pop, folk, and jazz-inflected styles. Yet for many listeners, the standout tune here is Pidgeon's excellent cover of Phil Spector's "Spanish Harlem." Newly mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and plated and pressed at QRP, The Raven holds up very well musically, and the minimally-miked recording, using a custom 128x  oversampling DAC and tube gear designed by George Kaye, is outstanding in a natural as opposed to a spectacular way. Pidgeon's lovely, somewhat delicate voice is very nicely captured and surrounded by cushions of studio air." — Music = 4/5; Sonics = 4.5/5 — Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, April 2017.

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