Jane is the epitome of Madonna and Tori Amos in one pure skin of genius. She has the sexuality that Madonna embodied in the early 90s and the eccentric ingenuity and musicality of Tori. Her inflections were sometimes so complicated that I would be afraid I might destroy the cassette from constant rewinding and playing certain phrases over and over again. But I had to get them perfect. After all, I had an imaginary audience to impress. ;o)
If you'd like to have a listen, why not try one of my favorite tracks of hers:
Have you ever heard of Jane Siberry? What did you think of Sail Across the Water?
Listening to this again has just set off the waterworks ...
Of COURSE I've heard of Jane Siberry! I grew up with Mimi On The Beach. Siberry was way ahead of her time back in those heady days and she rode the top of the charts with that song here in Canada. I was thrilled to see you mention her on your blog today.ReplyDelete
God, I totally know that name from somewhere, but I'm not famillier with the music. Did she do a theme for a TV show?ReplyDelete
I'd like to throw my name in the ring for the Blog Tour, if you're interested. I'm afraid that it wouldn't reach much of a new audience, since we're traveling in the same circles, but I'd be honored to have you, none the less. You can let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. Cheers!
Not familiar with her work. I can see you moving the furniture around to make a stage though!ReplyDelete
I'm not familiar with her. I tried to listen, but my laptop plugins are working properly. (REALLY need a new laptop!) What I was able to make out sounded beautiful!ReplyDelete
I have never heard of her before. Her voice in beautiful. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Never heard of her, but that's quite a tune!ReplyDelete
I've never heard of her but liked her unique sound.ReplyDelete
You're right, I've never heard of her before but wow - I love her voice. :) Thanks, Jess.ReplyDelete
I've heard of the song before but not of the singer. She sounds wonderful though.ReplyDelete
Wow, you are bringing back some major memories. I remember listening to her CD, but I can't remember which one it was. She has such an ethereal voice. I can see why you love her so much!ReplyDelete
I can't say I've heard her before. The layers she uses are unique. Nice tribute.ReplyDelete
Are we not stumbling, are we not wondering...the water will hold us when we drown. LOVE this. I haven't heard of her but just added her to my list. Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow, blast from the past. I listened to When I Was a Boy when I was in high school. I would rewind "Love is Everything" over and over. Thanks for the memories!ReplyDelete
I caught her on PBS one day by accident and was instantly enchanted. Part poetry, part theater, part jazzy folk. Like a fragile rare bird who can hear the angels.ReplyDelete
And holy crap - I just read up on her at Wiki to try to find the name of a song, and discovered she offers all her albums for free on her website. Good golly.