Sally Dworsky (With Richard Dworsky) | Start It All Over Again

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Start It All Over Again

by Sally Dworsky (With Richard Dworsky)

singer/songwriter sally dworsky (formerly of the band "uma"), along with pianist (and brother) richard---with evocative and vulnerable interpretations of some of the last century's great songs. disarmingly honest---sweetly soulful.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Picture
3:40 album only
2. Heart Of Gold
3:09 album only
3. Start It All Over Again
3:19 album only
4. Lazy
2:37 album only
5. All I Want
3:30 album only
6. Time Of No Reply
3:13 album only
7. Because I Told You So
3:36 album only
8. If I Laugh
3:43 album only
9. Broken Bicycles
3:12 album only
10. Way Back Then
2:58 album only
11. Till There Was You
3:07 album only
12. Red, Red Robin
3:24 album only


Album Notes
"Sally Dworsky is the angel of pop song, and if you wrote a great one, she's who you'd want to sing it. Every note, every word , simple and elegant and moving. It doesn't get better than this."--Garrison Keillor

"It's a magician's trick--to embody songs the way she does."--Joe Henry

*Singer-songwriter Sally Dworsky has made a new record with her brother (the pianist and musical director for A Prairie Home Companion), Richard Dworsky. It is a naked collection, this one: interpretations of should-be-familiar songs by some of the last century’s most deftly evocative musical reporters; all sent up with spare arrangements that cast big-screen emotion onto a stretched bed sheet--”The Best Years Of Our Lives” done with hand shadows.
As a young girl growing up in Minnesota, Sally was immersed in music, falling asleep underneath the piano while her older brother Richard connected the dots between Chopin, folk, rock, and dime-a-dance show tunes. It proved to be a subliminal yet well-rounded education. As a grown person, she has been embedded in Los Angeles for years now, where she’s fronted her own band, been a member of the band Uma, and survived recording dates and tours with the likes of R.E.M., Peter Gabriel, Don Henley, Jonatha Brooke and Peter himmelman, to name a few. Her singing voice can also be heard in leading roles for such animated films as “Shrek,” “Prince of Egypt,” and “The Lion King.”
When Sally returned to Minnesota a year and a half ago, during the last months of her mom’s terminal illness, brother and sister found themselves with both the opportunity and motive to collaborate. Having led musically separate lives for years; Sally writing melancholy songs of love and lost direction, Rich pursuing a song craft that was almost hopelessly "hopeful"--they began to explore songs together. First on the radio, when Sally was a guest on A Prairie Home Companion, then in a series of home recordings, the two found a common tone in songs they’d both grown up with or grown into.

What began, then, as a personal document began to feel like something with broader possibilities; suggesting a record was there in skeletal form, wanting only for a few missing pieces and a decent suit of clothes to unite the pair’s disparate sensibilities. So Sally and Rich turned to friends, and fleshed out the proceedings with contributions from pedal steel master Greg Leisz (who has played with everybody you’d care to know), cellist Tony Ross (of the Minnesota Orchestra), clarinetist Butch Thompson, and singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke.
The album that resulted is "Start It All Over Again". It is vivid and visceral, spontaneous and fully realized. Garrison Keillor has said of Sally, “ ...every note, every word, simple and elegant and moving. Sally is the angel of pop song, and if you wrote a great one, she is who you'd want to sing it.”
There are, in fact, great ones here: songs by Tom Waits, Loudon Wainwright, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Irving Berlin, among others. Songs that, as sung by Sally Dworsky, identify us to ourselves and to strangers. Songs of great emotion and unassuming character. Songs that simply and almost mysteriously…succeed. Songs that may well outlive all of us.



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sally is amazing. i found her on prairie home companion (NPR program, on which her brother is a regular) - and she truly made me realize that there is always a new sound. her sound is lovely and virginal and clear and thought-provoking. she has moved me...and i'm hard to move!

Michael Mossey

Full of wonder
Sally Dworsky's voice is so tender and moving. She is a miracle. I've heard her before on the Prairie Home Companion radio show, and I was just waiting for a solo CD packed full of wonderful singing, and this is it. I give her 5 stars for the singing, but this album loses one star, becasue the way she was miked, there is too much sibalence. The ess sounds and throaty high harmonics are way too prominent.

Jody Seltzer

Buy this CD now!
Sally's nuanced singing will leave you moved and asking all the deepest questions. I grew up in MN with Sally and Richie and am quite impressed with where they have taken their talent. Beautiful!

Olive Provost

Liked the CD. Loved your marketing but I missed the gold box. Will serch your offerinfs when I order cd's again.

Dan Bedrock IDF Radio

Simple moving and beautiful
Sally has a voice that makes you want to send her money.

Daniel L Davilla

Great Covers Album
If you are looking for a Fantastic Covers album this is it. Sally and Richard do justice to every song. Sally with her beautiful voice and Richard with his wonderful piano playing. Sally does such a great job finding just the right emotion for each song. Do yourself a favor and add this album to your collection. You won't regret it.


Get it
Very moving, full of feeling. I defy you not to cry listening to "the picture." Covers that add up to something more than the originals, and all tunes that make you go "wow, I should have paid more attention when it first came around." A great way to impress someone with your depth.

Beth Rosenschein

We listen again and again
I'm so glad my children are growing up on these beautiful old songs. These are now my favorite versions. Thanks, Sally and Richard!


American Idol has nothing compared to this
Great songs, great voice, great instrumental. Most charming and evocative performances from singer and brother. Loved the first and last song; Red Red Robin is one of a kind - gives a cute sense of simple beauty and pureness so lacking in modern performances. Good collection for all ages, and that last song may be the only recording since it was off the Prairie Home Companion, where I first heard it.

Susan Higby

beautiful voice
Sally's voice paired with Richard's piano is wonderful. Her phrasing is excellent & she brings tears to my eyes on the 1st song. Every song is beautiful, she makes each her own. Red Red Robin will never sound the same to me again!
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