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New From Song Stylist Barb Jungr

Waterloo Sunset Barb Jungr
A Linn Records recording AKD 222.

"a contemporary amalgam of Nina Simone and Peggy Lee"

A long awaited follow up to Every Grain of Sand: Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan from the acclaimed song stylist, Waterloo Sunset sees Jungr continue to explore the art of the songwriter, with tracks by Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson and Ray Davies alongside original compositions by Barb Jungr and Christine Collister.

"The Manchester born and London-based chanteuse is one of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on this angst ridden planet today." The Village Voice

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Winner of the New York International Artist of the Year (Backstage Awards, 2003) Barb Jungr has one of the most original voice since Nina Simone or Edith Piaf and carves a unique path through the art of song. This "world-class female vocalist" (Daily Telegraph) has written three original songs for Waterloo Sunset. Do You Play Guitar, the album's elegaic opening track, Written Down In The Dark Again, a disturbing exploration of sex, and Lipstick Lips Lament, a wonderful evocation of classic American song-writing. Barb Jungr writes of the title track of her third Linn album:
Waterloo Sunset "Ray Davies is just a brilliant song writer. I have loved this song for such a long time, and sung it for years. Living near the river, it’s a sunset I know. When John took the pictures for the cover a heron landed on the bank of the Thames below the embankment, and stayed with us till we packed in at Sunset."

Elsewhere in the tracklisting, Jungr spins the naivety of the Everly Brother's Cathy's Clown into a love story of complex sensuality and manipulative deceit. Leon Russell's This Masquerade resonates with the regret and pain that comes at the end of a love affair and Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone is stripped of its spleen and transformed into an intense psychoanalytical interrogation.

Bridging musical styles Barb makes each song her own, from the jazz inspired When Do The Bells Ring For Me, through the deep blues of Dylan's High Water For Charlie Patton, to the high wire excitement of Richard Thompson's The Great Valerio. The title track is a shimmering version of Ray Davies’ masterpiece, long a favourite of Barb’s live audience.

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  • Artist / Group Name: Barb Jungr
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