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Emiliana Torrini: Fisherman’s Woman

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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

This is one of the finest albums of any genre I have heard in a very long time. Almost the whole album consists of Emiliana’s beautiful voice and acoustic guitar.

It’s everything Norah Jones should be, and would be if she wasn’t so obsessed with very poor cover versions of inappropriate songs and over-cooked commercialism. Emiliana has an absolutely amazing voice, and a song-writing skill that blows me away.

This is certainly worth a listen, and I’d definitely recommend buying it.

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Comment from Dave Buxton


by Dave Buxton

Comment posted at 22:09 on 31st March 2005.

Undoubtedly one of the greatest albums of all time from this amazing artist.


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