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Rachael Sage | Ballads & Burlesque

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Ballads & Burlesque

by Rachael Sage

"Sage writes a love song with the verve & edgy introspection of Joan Armatrading & Sarah McLachlan...& love, whether joyous or heartbroken, has rarely sounded better for it." AMPLIFIER
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Sacrifice
4:18 album only
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2. Leah
2:54 album only
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3. It's So Hard
3:24 album only
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4. Why Not Love
4:34 album only
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5. Even Love Dies
3:35 album only
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6. One True Thing
3:55 album only
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7. Jane's Dimitri
5:24 album only
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8. Obvious
4:09 album only
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9. Ferris Wheel
4:04 album only
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10. Bravest Fear
4:23 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Ballads & Burlesque is the sixth release from DIY Maverick and John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize winner Rachael Sage.

The follow-up to 2003's critically acclaimed Public Record - which debuted at #2 on CMJ's AAA Most Added Chart in addition to charting on Commercial AAA stations nationwide - Ballads & Burlesque is self-produced and mixed by Kevin Killen (Peter Gabriel, Paula Cole, Elvis Costello).

On her latest CD Sage enlisted NYC musicians including Doug Yowell (Duncan Sheik), Richard Gates (Patty Larkin) and Ben Butler (Dar Williams) to flesh out her trademark "folk-noir" sound.

Having appeared on stage with Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Ani DiFranco, Melissa Ferrick, Eric Burdon & The Animals and at Lilith Fair, Sage continues to tour over 150 dates a year, earning a sizable, passionate fanbase as a result.
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"Sexy, self-possessed and impressive...Sage has earned a place as a performer to be taken seriously, a force to be reckoned with." - PERFORMING SONGWRITER

"melodies that will break your heart without making you feel manipulated in the process....Where there's poignancy there's also subtlety.unforced passion and knowing observation." - ROLLINGSTONE.COM

"Wildly expressive...moody, edgy folk." - PASTE

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William Renk

Another solid effort
The music here is a little softer than on her Public Record album, and therefore I do not like it quite as much. That said, it is still another fine effort from the very talented Ms. Sage and well worth having.
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Silly Dreamer

Excellent!
I've always been a big fan of female singer songwriters and I came across Rachael a couple of years ago when I heard her wonderful song "Sacrifice" on the radio, sadly it took me a long time to buy one of her CDs and boy was I not diserpointed, highly recomended to anyone who enjoys good female preformed music!
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Deborah

Another excellent album
Rachael Sage has produced yet another excellent album in a very short space of time. The style of her songs remains much the same, but when she's still able to write songs like 'Sacrifice', 'Leah' and 'Even Love Dies', why change a winning formula?! If you like any of her other albums, especially 'Illusion's Carnival' or 'Public Record', you'll love this. If you don't have any of her other albums, you should!


P.S. Rachael, come and play in England...
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Matthew Lyon

Excellent.
This CD is awesome. You should buy it.
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James W. Hamilton

Sage is not quite smothered
Rachel Sage's B&B is so lushly filled with talented orchestration that her edgy, plaintive, beautiful voice loses the stark central place it had on her more wonderful Public Record and Illusion's Carnival works. If "B&B" calls to mind "Bed & Breakfast," so does this album with its instrumental overkill make her own part feel domesticated. I hope her next album lets us hear her solo work, which would be an antidote to this overly rich agglutination.
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Gypsy

WOW!
True to the title---fabulous ballads to lull you to your lover's arms--funky beats to tap your feet to--just love it!
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