Lhasa

Lhasa

29 May 2009
0825646904839
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Five years after the release of The Living Road, the album that won her a BBC World Music Award, critical acclaim, and over 10,000 UK sales, Lhasa is back with a new offering, simply called Lhasa. Written entirely in English and produced by Lhasa herself (she collaborated with Patrick Watson, Freddy Koella and Sarah Pagé on the music of some songs), recorded entirely to tape, her third album feels like a singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer coming into her own.
The instrumentation is simple yet unusual - harp, guitar, pedal steel, bass, drums, piano. The melodies are familiar and irresistible, yet totally original. The lyrics are written in a strikingly transparent and image-laden English. The style draws from Country, Gospel, Blues and Folk, and manages to feel ancient without a hint of nostalgia, and modern without a drop of technological wizardry.
Far from all of the sound and fury of the modern music business, Lhasa has been quietly going about becoming one of the most fascinating songwriters of her generation.
It is good to have her back.
TRACKLISTING:
1. Is Anything Wrong
2. Rising
3. Love Came Here
4. What Kind Of Heart
5. Bells
6. Fool's Gold
7. A Fish On Land
8. Where Do You Go
9. The Lonely Spider
10. 1001 Nights
11. I'm Going In
12. Anyone And Everyone