Sunday, December 19, 2010

Joanna Newsom: Baby Birch

Joanna Newsom's "Have One on Me", her third LP, is Uncut magazine's Album of the Year. It finds her occupying territory somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush.

This song, a lament for a child who is lost or never was, is described by the BBC Music review as "is lonesome country that builds into a majestic strut of spindly electric guitar and oriental melodies". This live performance was recorded in Amsterdam in May of this year.

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