Leonard Cohen came up during her concert and sang “Bird On A Wire”. Don McLean asked her to be in his new documentary, “American Troubadour” Judy Collins wrote that she is a gifted songwriter. Who would have thought that the artist, best known for “Killing Me Softly” all those years ago, would tap into a whole new level of inspiration with her 15th CD, “Bricks Against The Glass”, her finest work to date. Each song, finely honed and more poignant than the next, reflects the songwriter who has seen it all but continues to learn, grow, and change.
That stellar voice still exists, but the variety, breadth, and range of each song reminds one of a classic masterpiece- how long has it been since there was a collection of songs that beckoned us to sit and listen from start to finish and follow along with this magnificent journey?
Musicians adding to their talents are: Lyle Workman, (Beck, Sting), Jason Orne (Alanis Morisette), Ryan MacMillan (Matchbox 20), Timothy Drury (The Eagles), and mastered at Wisseloord Studios, Netherlands, by Grammy Award winner, Darcy Proper.
Lori Lieberman debuts “Water”
Lori Lieberman debuts “Water” her English recording of the well-known “Watermensen” , originally performed by the popular group in the Netherlands, The 3JS.
The song, “Watermensen” was a huge hit for the group, The 3JS, in the Netherlands. When Lori Lieberman heard it for the first time, she contacted Jan Dulles, the group’s lead singer, to inquire about writing an English lyric to the classic melody. While the original song, he explained, details the stories of how the people in the Netherlands are challenged by its waters, Lieberman spoke to him about how in the U.S., water has presented its own terrifying challenges with the recent Hurricanes on the East Coast and New Orleans. Hence, “Water” came to be. A new recording of a classic song, from the artist who inspired another timeless song, “Killing Me Softly”.
Watermensen van 3JS krijgt Amerikaanse cover
This is what the 3JS had to say:
Concert at The Grammy Museum
Thank-you, L.A., for a sold-out concert at the Grammy Museum. It was such an honor to play there, along with my wonderful bandmates (Ryan MacMillan of Matchbox 20, Dan Lavery of Tonic and The Fray, John Krovoza of The Dixie Chicks, Michael Eisenstein of Melissa Etheridge, and from the Netherlands, Denise Jansen-Brand). Read the whole story here.
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