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Marjorie Fair - Self Help Serenade album

Marjorie Fair - Self Help Serenade album Performer: Marjorie Fair
Title: Self Help Serenade
Size MP3: 1570 mb
Size FLAC: 1308 mb
Rating: 4.9

Self Help Serenade is the debut album by indie rock band Marjorie Fair, first released in the United Kingdom and Europe on May 31, 2004, and in the United States on July 19, 2005. The album was produced and mixed by Rob Schnapf, "Empty Room" was mixed by Tom Lord-Alge, and the album features guest contributions from Jon Brion and Joey Waronker. Empty Room" was not included on the UK pressings of the album. Empty Room" was featured in the One Tree Hill episode "An Attempt to Tip the Scales" (. ).

Album by Marjorie Fair. Hold On To You. Silver Gun. My Sun Is Setting Over Her Magic.

Majorie Fair's debut album deals with all the things that you might expect from an album titled Self Help Serenade, but in a soft and comforting way. The LA based band are classic creepers in the same vein as The Thrills, but with lyrics that address you, the listener. They ask questions like "how can you laugh, when you say the same as me", and they offer up words of encouragement: "Please don't be afraid of all you're made of, and what you are". Marjorie Fair is also the name of a crimson and white hybrid musk rose, a hardy flower with good resistance to disease, described thus: "The colour of the blooms are very intense though some may have problems placing it. Otherwise, plant it and enjoy. Likewise this album: Reach for it when needing words of reassurance and encouragement, or just when it's hot outside. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.

The opening track on Self Help Serenade contains a breathtaking few moments - two bars of Red House Painters guitar dramatics, followed 10 seconds later by two bars of Abbey Road-era Beatles melodic invention - as if to announce: hey, we can do anything. Sadly, the album never scales these heights again. Perhaps the songs of the band's front man, Evan, aren't really supposed to. They may well be gentler creatures. The production aims for big, anthemic choruses (the sort that might get you a support slot with Coldplay), but the songs just aren't anthems.

Self Help Serenade is not an unpleasant listen; it has simply and unfortunately been played out over the years by scores of other bands.

Exclusive Prime pricing. Originally recorded in 2002, "Self Help Serenade" was an album definitely worth waiting for. As smooth, rich and eerie as a dream, this may well be a future hit in the world of indie rock.