Graphic As A Star

Josephine Foster

9th November 2009 - Album - FIRE136

Josephine Foster‘s album Graphic as a Star is based upon the poems of the 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson. Josephine lays stairsteppy melodies beneath a collection of Dickenson gems and sings them with a burnished soulfullness like the purple sunsets so often described in the poems.

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Fire Records are very excited to have Josephine Foster on the roster. Her album Graphic as a Star is based upon the poems of the 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson. Josephine lays stairsteppy melodies beneath a collection of Dickinson gems and sings them with a burnished soulfullness like the purple sunsets so often described in the poems. Massachusetts mountains pearled spiderwebs and folk heroe William Tell are all present in this unforgetable meeting of Dickinsons posey and Fosters music making a natural and inevitable whole.
Ms. Foster is a Colorado-born artist whose songwriting draws from far corners of the musical spectrum to form a truly singular body of work. While sometimes compared to such singers as Shirley Collins or Tiny Tim, it is difficult to pigeonhole her arresting vocal style. She says her craft is strongly shaped by “Tin Pan Alley on my maternal side, rock and roll on my paternal side, Western folk music by birth, art-song and classical music via my adolescent passions”.

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Tracklist

Trust In The Unexpected - 1:56
How Happy Is The Little Stone 1:00
She Sweeps With Many-Colored Brooms - 2:30
Ah, Teneriffe! 1:14
Who Is The East? 0:37
They Called Me To The Window 1:45
This - Is The Land - The Sunset Washes - 0:54
Like Mighty Foot Lights - Burned The Red 1:08
Exultation Is The Going 0:46
In Falling Timbers Buried - 2:37
With Thee In The Desert 0:29
I See Thee Better - In The Dark - 2:09
Your Thoughts Don't Have Words Every Day 0:52
My Life Had Stood - A Loaded Gun - 4:49
Eden Is That Old-Fashioned House 0:59
Beauty Crowds Me Till I Die 0:34
I Could Bring You Jewels - Had I A Mind To - 2:12
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 1:54
Only A Shrine, But Mine - 2:27
Tho' My Destiny Be Fustian - 1:28
What Shall I Do - It Whimpers So - 1:49
Heart! We Will Forget Him! 1:20
Strong Draughts Of Their Refreshing Minds 1:01
Tell As A Marksman - Were Forgotten 2:52
The Spider Holds A Silver Ball 2:42
Whoever Disenchants 1:13
Touch Lightly Nature's Sweet Guitar

Description

Fire Records are very excited to have Josephine Foster on the roster. Her album Graphic as a Star is based upon the poems of the 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson. Josephine lays stairsteppy melodies beneath a collection of Dickinson gems and sings them with a burnished soulfullness like the purple sunsets so often described in the poems. Massachusetts mountains pearled spiderwebs and folk heroe William Tell are all present in this unforgetable meeting of Dickinsons posey and Fosters music making a natural and inevitable whole.
Ms. Foster is a Colorado-born artist whose songwriting draws from far corners of the musical spectrum to form a truly singular body of work. While sometimes compared to such singers as Shirley Collins or Tiny Tim, it is difficult to pigeonhole her arresting vocal style. She says her craft is strongly shaped by “Tin Pan Alley on my maternal side, rock and roll on my paternal side, Western folk music by birth, art-song and classical music via my adolescent passions”.

Description

Fire Records are very excited to have Josephine Foster on the roster. Her album Graphic as a Star is based upon the poems of the 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson. Josephine lays stairsteppy melodies beneath a collection of Dickinson gems and sings them with a burnished soulfullness like the purple sunsets so often described in the poems. Massachusetts mountains pearled spiderwebs and folk heroe William Tell are all present in this unforgetable meeting of Dickinsons posey and Fosters music making a natural and inevitable whole.
Ms. Foster is a Colorado-born artist whose songwriting draws from far corners of the musical spectrum to form a truly singular body of work. While sometimes compared to such singers as Shirley Collins or Tiny Tim, it is difficult to pigeonhole her arresting vocal style. She says her craft is strongly shaped by “Tin Pan Alley on my maternal side, rock and roll on my paternal side, Western folk music by birth, art-song and classical music via my adolescent passions”.

Tracklist

Trust In The Unexpected - 1:56
How Happy Is The Little Stone 1:00
She Sweeps With Many-Colored Brooms - 2:30
Ah, Teneriffe! 1:14
Who Is The East? 0:37
They Called Me To The Window 1:45
This - Is The Land - The Sunset Washes - 0:54
Like Mighty Foot Lights - Burned The Red 1:08
Exultation Is The Going 0:46
In Falling Timbers Buried - 2:37
With Thee In The Desert 0:29
I See Thee Better - In The Dark - 2:09
Your Thoughts Don't Have Words Every Day 0:52
My Life Had Stood - A Loaded Gun - 4:49
Eden Is That Old-Fashioned House 0:59
Beauty Crowds Me Till I Die 0:34
I Could Bring You Jewels - Had I A Mind To - 2:12
Wild Nights - Wild Nights! 1:54
Only A Shrine, But Mine - 2:27
Tho' My Destiny Be Fustian - 1:28
What Shall I Do - It Whimpers So - 1:49
Heart! We Will Forget Him! 1:20
Strong Draughts Of Their Refreshing Minds 1:01
Tell As A Marksman - Were Forgotten 2:52
The Spider Holds A Silver Ball 2:42
Whoever Disenchants 1:13
Touch Lightly Nature's Sweet Guitar

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