Monday, 8 March 2021

Monday Long Song

In the years leading up to her 1991 debut LP 'On the Way Down From the Moon Palace', Lisa Germano recorded for such diverse acts as Simple Minds, Indigo Girls, The dB's, Bob Seger and John Mellencamp, predominantly as a session violinist. Latterly, she's continued to contribute to albums by the likes of David Bowie, Eels, Howe Gelb, Sheryl Crow, Crowded House and Iggy Pop. Germano's second LP 'Happiness' was released in 1993 on Capitol in the States, later catching the ear of Ivo Watts-Russell, who remixed and reissued the album on 4AD in the UK the following year, the first of four long players she'd put out on the label. The reissued 'Happiness' was proceeded by the 'Inconsiderate Bitch' EP, which, confusingly, includes this haunting and greatly extended version of the LP's title track.

Lisa Germano - Happiness


Brian said...

One of those names you see everywhere. I probably know her best through Neil Finn. I have to admit I don't really know her vast solo work. My loss, I'm sure. Seeing this album cover above, it took about two seconds to guess she was on 4AD. The label has a certain aesthetic. Looking forward to giving this a good listen. Thanks, Swede.

The Swede said...

Hi Brian. This EP and the first couple of 4AD albums are well worth picking up if you see them on your travels.

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