CONELLY, CHRIS

EULOGY TO CHRISTA:TRIBUTE TO MUSIC AND MYSTIQUE OF NICO (EASY ACTION)

CONELLY, CHRIS - EULOGY TO CHRISTA:TRIBUTE TO MUSIC AND MYSTIQUE OF NICO 155304
Format:
2 CD
Release:
30.12.2022
Label:
EASY ACTION
Kat.-Nr.:
155304
Barcode:
5060446073674
Originally planned as a 10-song tribute featuring CHRIS CONNELLY'S versions of NICO songs, at the end of the recording, Connelly decided to write a parallel album of his own compositions spanning the life of one of the most unique, tragic and misunderstood female artists in the history of music.

The result is the 24-track EULOGY TO CHRISTA: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC & MYSTIQUE OF NICO, to be released on November 11th, 2022 (in the US by Shipwrecked Industries and in the UK by Easy Action).

Working again with producer CHRIS BRUCE, EULOGY TO CHRISTA sees Connelly purposefully adopting the personas of NICO, LOU REED, and JOHN CALE - even WARHOL makes a cameo! The album was inspired by the brilliant book, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ARE ALONE by author JENNIFER OTTER BICKERDICKE, who contributed to the liner notes for the album.

She writes, "This is a record to be played at full blast, all the way through, as a commemoration not just to Nico the person, the musician, but to art for art's sake, for making something because it is important and needs to be done - an idea that is as rare and precious as Nico herself." Even the photos used of Nico in the album artwork have particular significance: the cover shot was taken by author ALASTAIR MACKAY from the audience at the Nite Club in Edinburgh in 1981, where a 15-year-old Connelly was also in attendance.

The inside photo of Nico was taken in 1982 by Chicago photography legend HOWARD GOLDBLATT.

The Nico material spans from her first Jimmy Page-composed single B-side through The Velvet Underground, to her intense and unique solo recordings up until she died.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. RIPCORD, RIPCORD
  • 1.2. VIA MARGUTTA
  • 1.3. THE LAST MILE
  • 1.4. UNION SQUARE WEST
  • 1.5. ANDY, INCIDENTALLY
  • 1.6. FEMME FATALE
  • 1.7. EULOGY TO LENNY BRUCE
  • 1.8. OH JIM II
  • 1.9. FROZEN WARNINGS
  • 1.10. I CANNOT CARE FOR YOU
  • 1.11. THE FALCONER
  • 2.1. THE BLACK ROOMS OF RICHELIEU
  • 2.2. VALLEY OF THE KINGS
  • 2.3. REIMS 12/74
  • 2.4. A SLOW JONES IN NEW YORK
  • 2.5. 80'S BEAT BOYS
  • 2.6. RUNNING PURE
  • 2.7. SIXTY FORTY
  • 2.8. VEGAS
  • 2.9. DRAW FROM IT (LIKE A VAMPIRE)
  • 2.10. SAETA
  • 2.11. TANANORE
  • 2.12. FA MASSA CALOR
  • 2.13. HANGING GARDENS OF RUNNING