FOSTER, JOSEPHINE & THE SUPPOSED

ALL THE LEAVES ARE GONE (FIRE RECORDS)

FOSTER, JOSEPHINE & THE SUPPOSED - ALL THE LEAVES ARE GONE 137244
Format:
1 CD
Release:
29.11.2019
Label:
FIRE RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
137244
Barcode:
0809236142627
In 2004, only the truly informed and forward-thinking heads "got" this mini masterpiece. Critics scratched their heads and usually resorted to comparisons of past artists, like Grace Slick and her Great Jefferson Society, Fairport Convention (but which era? SURELY Judy Dyble's early reign?), and at best, Shirley Collins.

A few fans attempted to connect the record to even more obscure "freak folk/rock" like Mellow Candle, Fear Itself, or Trees.

"All the Leaves are Gone" was made by unique personalities not concerned with influences or copying any bygone era.

Surely, some things are in our DNA or even early childhood, as Josephine Foster's roots in opera manifest themselves as much as any other influence in this organic song cycle.

Sure, guitarist Brian Goodman may have heard Richard Thompson before, but his alchemical and molten guitar spray is purely his own, in tunings and intervals still not meant for normal humans to understand, mostly because his 2004 guts were poured into every sublime note .

That fiery emotion is also in every nuance of Foster's songs--like life, there's disquieting, jagged moments of unease, and there's calm both before and after the storm.

There are moments of utter gentleness along the journey---because yes, every concept album should be a voyage, and this is one everyone should take.

- Steve Krakow.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WELL-HEELED MEN
  • 1.2. THE MOST LOVED ONE
  • 1.3. ALL THE LEAVES ARE GONE
  • 1.4. NANA
  • 1.5. DEATHKNELL
  • 1.6. SILLY SONG
  • 1.7. JAILBIRD (HERO OF THE SORROW)
  • 1.8. WORRIED AND SORRY
  • 1.9. WHO WILL FEEL BITTER AT THE DAYS END?
  • 1.10. JOHN AVE. SEEN FROM THE GRAY TRAIN
  • 1.11. DON'T WAIT MARY JANE
  • 1.12. (YOU ARE WORTH) A MILLION DOLLARS