Stina Nordenstam's commercial strategy won't win her many new fans: having given only a handfull of interviews over the years and never toured except one show 14 years ago in London, the Scandinavian singer - songwritter seems to be all about creating the art but not really giving that much energy to promote it out there. At least, a rather pretty site made it's appearance on the net recently. Still, this Kate Bush-like resclusiveness bounds harmonically with the fragile, mysterious nature of her music. Nordenstam made her first appearance in the music scene in 1992 with the jazzy, eerie Memories Of A Colour, then shortly after that she released And She Closed Her Eyes, a track of which (the tender "Little Star") was included in the Romeo & Juliet soundtrack, introducing the artist to a wider audience. Three, significally more downbeat and melancholic albums followed.
This is Music: The Singles 92–98 is a singles compilation album by the English alternative rock band The Verve. The compilation was released in November 2004 and included two previously unreleased tracks: "This Could Be My Moment" and "Monte Carlo". The album was named after a track by the same name off their 1995 album A Northern Soul. The album cover is based on the cover of their 1992 single, "She's a Superstar".
The first time June Tabor and Maddy Prior made a duo recording, it was released under their names and was entitled Silly Sisters. On this, their second album, Silly Sisters is the name of the group. Officially, it still consists of just Tabor and Prior, but most tracks also feature Breton guitarist Dan Ar Braz, Welsh harpist and keyboardist Huw Warren, and various other guests. As with their first album, the program is a winning mix of traditional and modern British folk music. An eerie and haunting arrangement of Andy Irvine's "Blood and Gold" is followed immediately by an almost African-sounding instrumental by Ar Braz; Tabor and Prior perform a brief a cappella "catch" by Henry Purcell entitled "Cakes and Ale"; and the traditional "Hedger and Ditcher" shows up in an arrangement that features both bagpipes and soprano saxophone. But interesting as things get instrumentally, Tabor and Prior's almost telepathic musicality and sharp, reedy voices are always at center stage, and the songs are always well served by the arrangements.