Lorenzo Wolff – “The Phoenix” (featuring Bobby Hawk and Kate Ferber)
Producer Lorenzo Wolff’s Down Where the Valleys Are Low: Another Otherworld for Judee Sill reinterprets seven songs by the legendary singer-songwriter. Assisted by a circle of singers and musicians associated with his Brooklyn studio, Wolff replaces the period LA soft rock, semi-classical, ethereal sounds of Sill’s original recordings with what he calls “dirtier, more earthbound elements.” Judee Sill’s first album was released on David Geffen’s Asylum Records, but after her second album, she fell out of favor with Geffen, was dropped from the label, drifted into obscurity, and died at 35 from a drug overdose. For Wolff, the original pristine Sill recordings didn’t seem to be the right platform to support the demons and gods that dueled in her head; he’s used Sill’s words and melodies as parts of a portrait illuminating the angry, cruel, beautiful, complicated, dangerous woman that she was.
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