Maggie & Terre Roche: Seductive Reasoning

Maggie & Terre Roche: Seductive Reasoning

Thanks to their undeniable musical talent, which allowed them to be taken seriously in the folk scene, the industrious Roche sisters’ career began when they were young. The duo began by singing Christmas carols, doo-wop song syllable puzzles, and tricky barbershop harmonies. They finally caught the attention of Paul Simon, who brought the gifted girls in as backup singers on his LP "There Goes Rhymin’ Simon", and was primarily responsible for the birth of their first recording. The lavishly produced album achieved high critical acclaim. Although it was a worthy professional debut, the public was hesitant to buy the album. The specialist magazine Rolling Stone commented drily and somewhat at a loss that the Roches weren’t everyone’s cup of tea. Maggie and Terre Roche are a well-rehearsed vocal team however: with a range from hazy, finely balanced voices singing as one, right up to pearly, radiant brilliance, the Roche sisters enthusiastically penned a songbook which is almost without exception their very own creation. Mechanical bluegrass music ("Wigglin’ Man"), a steam-train character ("If You Emptied ...") and a somewhat crude and unrefined country aura make the subtle lyrics easily accessible to all, but the LP also offers the listener wonderfully ill-humoured verse ("The Mountain People") and story-like prose ("West Virginia"). This is a truly exceptional album, and well worth being discovered! This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under www.pure-analogue.com. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
  • VENDOR

    Fulfilled by Audio Note India. We offer a broad selection of curated records from all well know quality labels.
  • TERMS

    All orders are imported, hence take into account a lead time of 4 to 5 weeks,. So very short as you can enjoy your purchase for a lifetime. You can return records within 3 days after receipt when they are unused and still sealed. All records and CD’s are packed carefully and are shipped by DTDC premium Service.
  • PRODUCTION

    Recording: 1973 in the Morgan Studios, London, and 1974 in the Muscle Shoals Studios, Sheffield, Alabama Production: Paul Simon, Paul Samwell-Smith, David Hood and Jimmy Johnson
  • RELEASE DATE

    12/06/2012
  • ARTIST(S)

    "Seductive Reasoning" - Maggie Roche (p, g); Terre Roche, Paul Simon, Pete Carr, Jimmy Johnson (g); Barry Beckett (keyb); David Hood (b); Roger Hawkins (dr), a.o.
  • CATALOGUE#

    Columbia KC 33232
Speed / Pressing
Manufacturer
Type
Condition
Original Label
Genre

© 2016 by Audio Note India

Colaba, Mumbai