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Genya Ravan Undercover

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  • Released: July 27, 2010
  • Label: Collectables Records

Description by OLDIES.com:

Undercover is the long-awaited new recording from Genya Ravan. The legendary rocker brings her fabulous voice to fifteen of her favorite songs. Joining Genya are a number of friends including Elliott Randall, Ian McLagan, Nile Rogers and Lenny Kaye. Felix Cavaliere also joins Genya on a soulful version of Lowell George's "Long Distance Love." Also included is a brand new studio version of Genya's own beautifully haunting autobiographical "202 Rivington Street."

Genya is the iconic former lead singer of The Escorts, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, and Ten Wheel Drive. She also hosts a radio show on Steven Van Zandt's Underground Garage radio channel on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Tracks:

  • 1.Essence
  • 2.Snake In The Grass
  • 3.One More Day
  • 4.I Don't Want To Talk About It
  • 5.Love Me All The Way
  • 6.You Got Lucky
  • 7.Long Distance Love
  • 8.Drunken Angel
  • 9.The Body Song
  • 10.I Who Have Nothing
  • 11.For Your Precious Love
  • 12.Right In Time
  • 13.Moonlight And Music
  • 14.Everything You Did
  • 15.202 Rivington Street (New Studio Version)

Product Description:

Personnel: Rik Mercaldi (guitar, mandolin); John Lee Cooper, Joshua Radin (guitar); Dennis Dibrizzi (keyboards); Bobby Chen (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Genya Ravan.
Liner Note Author: Little Steven.
Recording information: Bafoonaville; Chen Sound Labs.
Photographer: John Lee Cooper.

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Rating 5.0 The Great Genya Ravan is Back Music Lover: from new york -- July, 2, 2010

Genya Ravan, one of rock n' roll's greatest female singers/musicians has released this amazing new album. Fans will be elated with this album, which is filled with great songs. Genya's music is rock, R&B, blues, and Americana all rolled into a brew of pure , real music. Genya's vocals are as soulful and passionate as they were on her classic 60's and 70's albums. The album is called UNDERCOVER because almost all of the songs are favorites of hers written by other artists. The songs are fresh and alive, with most being songs I've never heard before. Genya has an affinity for Lucinda Williams' songbook , and there are 3 songs here that fit her perfectly: ESSENCE, RIGHT IN TIME and DRUNKEN ANGEL. The material is diverse, with a broad range of sounds, played by an ace band of musicians. Genya's production is crisp and clear, with Genya doing the background vocals, just as she did on her seminal albums URBAN DESIRE and AND I MERAN IT! She also chose some songs by the songwriter Thomas Jefferson Kaye, who like Genya recorded for ABC/Dunhill for a time. SNAKE IN THE GRASS is a rocker with some great hooks and good use of tambourine, something you don't hear much anymore. Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals , who like Genya, is still releasing new albums, joins her on LONG DISTANCE LOVE. Of the more familiar songs that Genya chose, I WHO HAVE NOTHING is a killer, given a new arrangement. Always a dramatic song, Genya puts her own spin on it, not an easy thing to do given the previous versions by other great singers like Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones. YOU GOT LUCKY is a wise choice, and Genya does the Tom Petty song justice from a female point of view. Perhaps, most telling of her influences is the song, MOONLIGHT AND MUSIC, a doo-wop song from the 50's that Genya does every vocal part on herdelf. If you know the song NIGHT OWL from AND I MEAN IT!, this one is right up the doo wop alley. The album closer is a 6 minute studio version of her own 202 RIVINGTON STREET. Previously only avaliable as a live version, this autobiographical song is heartbreaking and beautiful. The girl from New York City, who became a singer, musician & producer, known over the world in a career that started in 1962 is back. There aren't too many still making vital new albums, but Genya Ravan is. You'll love this new release. Whether you know her from The Escorts, Goldie and The Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive or her classic 70's albums , you'll be pleased to know that this rock queen is back. And if you don't, it's time you do. She's an American rock 'n' roll original.


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  • UPC: 090431164327
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