30 maggio 2014


Cordelia Records pubblica un'estesa riedizione di un album del 1987 di R. Stevie Moore, il suo settimo, con il titolo (1952-19??) scelto allora come se l'autore a trentacinque anni dubitasse un po' di arrivare alla cinquantina. Moore invece è tuttora attivo e prolifico, prolisso e sregolato come sempre - pur senza la verve di un tempo - e ancora in giro per concerti, quando la salute glielo consente: per esempio a Londra o Copenhagen, pochi giorni fa.

A scattershot collection of 1976-1986 recordings by Nashville-born, New Jersey-based home recording pioneer R. Stevie Moore, (1952-19??) focuses on Moore's stranger material instead of his more straightforward pop songs. However, unlike 1985's Verve, which was released by a related label, this 22-track collection also avoids Moore's noise collages and most aggressive experiments. The songs mostly stick to traditional verse-chorus-bridge structures, but they're full of unexpected melodic shifts, idiosyncratic arrangement choices, and playfully bizarre lyrics.
This is a CD reissue of R. Stevie Moore's seventh L.P. which Cordelia originally released in 1987. In collaboration with the artist himself the new version has been remastered and expanded to about 77 and a half minutes. It comes in a digipak with, this time, a colour photograph on the front.

http://www.cordeliarecords.co.uk
http://www.rsteviemoore.com
http://www.rsteviemoore.com/cd/1952.html