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Artwork: Front, Back, CD
1. Spanish Harlem
3. Texas Rangers
4. 24 Hours of Love
5. Fhear a Bhata
6. Seven Hours
7. Primitive Man
9. Four Marys
11. MacDougall's Men
12. Hey How My Johnnie Lad
13. Auld Lang Syne/Bring It on Home to Me
Retrospective by Rebecca Pidgeon, September 10, 2005
By R. Rotondi "http://www.archivalfilmresearch.com"
Over the past few years, I have become a fan of Ms. Pidgeon's work on film, stage and recordings. I became aware of her beautiful voice during the end credit sequence of OLEANA. Recently I looked up information and was surprised pleasantly to learn she has made some recordings. Her voice has a high haunt count; it draws you in, like her acting, in a subtle way. She has a real talent for light jazz and folk music. She is a solid songwriter and lyricist. I highly recommend this CD and her others. Her cover of Spanish Harlem, her original songs and her covers of traditional folk songs are all done impeccably, and with a depth of feeling that is unique in this current day world of overamplified, pseudo-talented, or as my friends like to call them "the screaming vagina singers". Take a break from mediocrity and revel in a true, largely undiscovered musical talent!
Outstanding voice, October 8, 2006
By Martin J. Guyotte "Martin Guyotte" (Newport, RI)
Rebecca Pidgeon excells at singing jazz / blues / folk because she is more than just a singer. She is an actor. She seems to become part of the song itself and tell each story as if she were there, sometimes as an observer, some times as a participant. On top of that she is either superbly trained or a natural talent or both. She has a vocal range matched by few other women. On top of THAT is the quality of the songs themselves. Whether written by her alone or with David Mamet all her songs are amazing - taking experiances ranging from the everyday to the dramatic and making them sublime.
Vocal diversity, April 6, 2008
By M. Jaeger "music explorer" (Port Washington, WI)
Rebecca Pidgeon has a down-to-earth tone to her voice that immediately draws your attention -- and demands to be listened to. Rather than relying on vocal tricks, her clear voice -- especially as captured on this Chesky CD -- just sounds "real, honest and unpretentious." This retrospective shows her range of ability, and should delight fans of folk music turned off by the studio-produced conenders.