Cruel Inventions

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Virgin Records Us #ad - With van dyke parks, marc ribot, phillips wafts above the cushioned din, and special guest Elvis Costello helping to shape the soundscape, gazing down on scenes that inspire incongruously harsh denouements. Cruel inventions is but the third in a gently swelling series of consistently creative, intriguingly off-center pop-rock recordings.

Cruel Inventions #ad - Songs such as "lying, " "raised on promises, " and "Now I Can't Find the Door" leave one feeling unsettled. And enthralled. Quietly, almost imperceptibly, Southern California thrush Sam Phillips has built up an exceptional body of work. As with all of her "sam" recordings prior to the mid '80s, this 10-song set from 1991 is branded by a kind of chamber psychedelia courtesy of her hubby, Leslie Phillips, she'd achieved considerable success in Christian music circles under her given name, producer T Bone Burnett.

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Indescribable Wow

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Virgin Records Us #ad - She went on to make entertaining, artier discs, but this is her most purely enjoyable. Sam phillips's first album of her post-contemporary Christian period is evocative, hooky big-beat folk-rock. With husband-to-be t-bone burnett contributing one of his most nuanced productions, The Indescribable Wow is full of varied settings for Phillips's love songs the Shirelles-style Latin lilt of "Out of Time" and spiritual doubts the raga-rockish "Holding On to the Earth".

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Martinis & Bikinis

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Omnivore Recordings, LLC 25828161 #ad - While sam phillips’ previous releases were regarded as pure pop treasures, everything seemed to completely fall into place for her fourth—1994’s Martinis & Bikinis. How could she not with amazing songs and a brilliant cast of musicians, including XTC’s Colin Moulding, R. E. M. S peter buck, and one, picked by sam herself, marc ribot, and arrangements from some guy named van dyke Parks! Omnivore’s edition is even more spectacular than the original, Marvin Etzioni and Don Heffington from Lone Justice, “Strawberry Road” 2012 version, as it includes four bonus tracks, Mickey Curry, Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, newly recorded for this release.

Martinis & Bikinis #ad - . Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. Available on cd and—for the first time ever—on vinyl! The first pressing of 1, 500 will be on double white vinyl future pressings will be on black vinyl. Shrink-wrapped. With then husband, t Bone Burnett once again behind the boards, Phillips delivered a masterpiece.

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Fan Dance

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Nonesuch Records #ad - For sam phillips, the days of star-making big-budget productions have passed. Steven stolder Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. Having moved from virgin, to nonesuch, her major-label sponsor throughout the '90s, Phillips and longtime producer and husband T Bone Burnett have set aside the Beatle-esque pop that marked her uncovered 1988 gem The Indescribable Wow and the effervescent exotica that informed 1996's Omnipop for a more subdued approach.

But the star of the show remains Phillips, whose vibrant personality shines brightly throughout this welcome comeback. Phillips/burnett collaborations have long been marked by sterling musicianship and Fan Dance is no exception: Van Dyke Parks, Marc Ribot, and Gillian Welch are among the contributors here.

Fan Dance #ad - Still, the cd boasts the kind of complex lyrical passion that is a Phillips trademark. Shrink-wrapped.

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A Boot and a Shoe

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Nonesuch Records #ad - On a boot and a shoe sam phillips fully realizes the sound she began exploring on her acclaimed Nonesuch debut, Fan Dance. Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe. Produced by t-bone burnett, the record's 13 songs unfold with the intimacy and organic coherence of a live show. Shrink-wrapped. Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow.

A Boot and a Shoe #ad - The new music is simple while sophisticated, rich but economical, deriving much of its power from restraint and subtlety.

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Omnipop It's Only A Flesh Wound Lambchop

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Virgin Records #ad - Jeff bateman Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. Shrink-wrapped. A disappointment after 1991's near-perfect Cruel Inventions. Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe. The dark, thudding opener "Entertainmen" is one of Phillips's most intriguing songs. Thereafter things get wonky as phillips and her cohorts Marc Ribot, husband T-Bone Burnett, Jerry Scheff, and others let their experimental urges run free on songs that are a little too clever and complex for most listeners.

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Don't Do Anything

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Nonesuch #ad - Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe. In fact, raising sand, one of the most highlypraised tracks on the new Robert Plant / Allison Krauss collaboration, Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us, was written byPhillips and appears on Don't Do Anything in its original form. With deft, the singer-songwriter chisels emotions, powerful strokes, in a review of Phillips 2004A Boot and a Shoe, The Los Angeles Times has said, impressions, yearnings and regrets.

Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. They're the perfect complement to phillips iconoclastic musical aesthetic: while everyone else is posting videos on youtube, like her listeners, confident that viewers, she offers these striking, enigmatic artworks, can discern the artistry and emotion within these pasted-together images.

Don't Do Anything #ad - She has assembled an enviable coterie of smart Los Angeles musicians, including the Section Quartet, a string ensemble renowned for its interpretations of the work of rock artists like Radiohead and David Bowie. This time she delves into the story of Depression-erapreacher Aimee Semple McPherson, whose evangelist empire was brought down by a mysterious disappearance and romantic scandal.

She s also been creating visual collages from vintage magazine advertisements, accessible on her website that have become the springboard for songs like Flowers Up. She's also joing by drummerjay bellerose Aimee Mann, Joe Henry, Rickie Lee Jones; bassist Paul Bryan Martha Wainwright. Shrink-wrapped.

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Push Any Button

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Littlebox Recordings #ad - Push any button is Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Sam Phillips' tenth studio album. Featuring musicians jay bellerose drums, this collection of songs is Sam's impressionistic take on pop music from the 20th century, Eric Gorfain guitar/violin, Benmont Tench piano, Jennifer Condos bass, The Section Quartet strings and Dave Palmer piano, but with an odd twist.

Push Any Button #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow. Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe.

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Zero Zero Zero: Best of

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Virgin Records Us #ad - Phillips's helium-high vocals and intriguingly cryptic lyrics, however, are the essential elements in these dizzying pop concoctions. Moreover, there are enough nifty extras tossed in to make it a worthwhile purchase for widely scattered Phillips fanatics. Zero distills new songs, alternate takes, remixes, and album favorites into an intoxicating label sign-off.

Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe. Shrink-wrapped. Phillips and producer t-bone burnett Phillips's husband teamed on all the Virgin releases, lovingly sculpting magical variations on Magical Mystery Tour-style psychedelia. In the end, one can't help pondering, What next? --Steven Stolder Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow.

Zero Zero Zero: Best of #ad - A wrap-up of sam phillips's decade-long stint with virgin Records that began in 1988 with the sublime Indescribable Wow, Zero Zero Zero offers marvels aplenty for anyone unfamiliar with the California singer/songwriter's sterling work.

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Pure Prairie League / Bustin Out / Two Lane Highway / Dance

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Bgo - Beat Goes on #ad - Includes four albums from 1972, '75 and '76 from Pure Prairie League. The band continued recording for RCA until 1979, and then switched to Casablanca Records. Over the years there has been many personnel changes, but Pure Prairie League still goes on with a couple of original long-term members. Digitally remastered and slipcased.

Digitally remastered two CD set containing a quartet of albums from the country rockers. Sam phillips- A Boot And A Shoe. Shrink-wrapped. All but pure prairie league made the US Top 100 albums with the single 'Amie' giving them an elusive Top 40 hit. Sam phillips- The Indescribable Wow.

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