Monday, April 28, 2014

add 0984 Sonja Kristina

This 1991 recording marked a return of sorts for Sonja Kristina but not as the prog diva that she was known as during her tenure with Curved Air. Rather, Songs From the Acid Folk was a trail-blazing new acoustic project comprised mostly of Kristina's original songs, which are invariably profoundly personal and touching in nature. A sampling ofCurved Air's early favorites like "Melinda More or Less" and "Back Street Luv" is included but with Kristina's new stripped down arrangement. The chilling "Colder Than a Rose" recorded on her self-entitled debut is also revisited here. An excellent cast of supporting musicians contributes to this album: Tim Whitaker on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, his percussionist brother Simon Whitaker, cellist Ali McKenzie, and violinist Paul Silas. In addition to Kristina's rich, deep voice she also plays acoustic guitar and accordion.


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