Judee Sill

Judee Sill: Heart Food

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Artist: Judee Sill

Artist: Judee Sill
Title: Heart Food
Product Type: VINYL LP

Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. The astonishing Judee Sill was the first artist signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records, and Heart Food is her second and unfortunately final album. Sill's music is intensely spiritual, redolent of both mysticism and divine imagery, yet grounded by great songwriting and a pure but powerful singing talent. Her songs impart incredible intimacy that is enhanced and not diminished by her sometimes complex string/orchestral arrangements (remarkably Sill arranged and conducted the strings/orchestra on her albums!). Sill's life was tragic personally and professionally. Her father and brother were killed when Sill was young, and her tempestuous relationship with her alcoholic (and remarried) mother resulted in her leaving home at 15. She committed robberies and began a battle she was destined to lose against drug addiction. When stardom didn't follow the critical acclaim of these two albums her career never recovered. Sill was dead in 1979 at just 35. The brevity of Judee's musical legacy is vastly outweighed by the emotional power in these two extraordinary albums.

1.1 There's a Rugged Road
1.2 The Kiss
1.3 The Pearl
1.4 Down Where the Valleys Are Low
1.5 The Vigilante
2.1 Soldier of the Heart
2.2 The Phoenix
2.3 When the Bridegroom Comes
2.4 The Donor
2.5 Jig

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