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Juicy Judee

November 15, 2005

This summer we reported that a vicious collection of unreleased, unfinished Judee Sill jamz had been salvaged and mixed by Jim O'Rourke (we wonder if that project is what got the Wilco and Sonic Youth holmie in the mood to produce the new Beth Orton rekkid?). Regardless, Water (perhaps this time through Elektra or something? we can't really tell) has now re-re-released Judee Sill and Heart Food, the two albums that did come out in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

If you like Joni Mitchell or any sunny Cali hippie folk with a dark underbelly (Judee lived hard, like Cobain-hard), then you should get hip. One of the two speakers in our office is totally fucked, but right now we're settling into the afternoon to the smidge of a beautiful pedal steel guitar solo that's not panned into the broken speaker. Whoever re-mastered these jams would probably be shitting if he/she were here right now, but fuck it—it doesn't take two channels to know Judee Sill's the bizness.

Posted: November 15, 2005
Juicy Judee