Medusa is the second solo album by the Scottish singer Annie Lennox, released in March 1995, and consists entirely of cover songs. It entered the UK Albums Chart at number 1 and peaked in the United States at number 11, spending 60 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. It has since achieved double platinum status in both the United Kingdom and the United States and sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.
In the early 20's there's a group on anarchic artistic yugoslawian yahoos traipsing around the rural never-lands of what then was the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The leader of the pack is a Serbian futurist/dadaist poet and bohemian Ljubisa Micic, who with his friends, lovers and partners, starts the highly ephemeral, Balkan's own avant guard movement the Zenith(ism)! Odd things happen as they get mired in our lovely, mostly Panonian muddy roads, while the cablegrams and exchanges keep pouring from the source so diverse (and equally famous) as a Tristan Tzarra (auf Zurich!), Vladimir Vl. Majakovsky (auf Moskau!) or the beloved Italian futurist Marinetti!
In this wry retelling of the ancient Medusa myth, strange, clothed statues of men are appearing all over Greece. Only Perseus, a leader of a gang of modern Athenian thieves, with a strange childhood, holds the answer to the mystery–and it has something to do with beautiful, long-haired women in black. One night his group breaks into the house of one such creature. Filled with low-key humor and suspense, Medusa unfolds in a simple and tantalizing way.
Medusa is the second solo album by the Scottish singer Annie Lennox, released in March 1995. It consists solely of cover songs, all originally recorded by male artists. It entered the UK album chart at No. 1 and peaked in the US at number 11, spending 60 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and selling a total of 1,900,000 to date in the United States. It has since achieved double platinum status in both the U.K. and the U.S.
The Japanese edition includes bonus track - "Heaven".
Ripe is essentially the album Medusa’s Disco has been waiting to create. Like the metaphor with fruits (Their Previous release was titled “Fruit From A Timeless Planet”), everything is right where it needs to be. One can sink their teeth into the perfectly crafted fruit. The album was recorded in Black Bandana Land, a studio in New Holland PA, and recorded by the brilliant David Patterson II. He has also recorded Medusa’s previous release mentioned above and also recorded a live session titled “The Prava Sessions”. Ripe is a more psychedelic/progressive direction for the band, and was recorded in a totally relaxed and experimental atmosphere to make sure everything sounded right.Experiments include playing a guitar through a 1950’s Doric organ amp (Which ended up catching on fire during Twisted Dentist), singing backup vocals through a zube tube into a bucket, having multiple people turn guitar pedal knobs during a take to get the effects sounding just right, using a handmade leslie that David made himself, using a trucker mic for vocals, and many more! David and Medusa created a playground of sound to record in, and you can feel that in the album, the spontaneity, the fire and zest.