She Talks to Rainbows [US]

She Talks to Rainbows [US]

by Ronnie Spector

CD

Overview

After lending the eternal ache in her voice to recordings by Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and lesser luminaries over the years, Ronnie Spector finally got some help with a project of her own. On her new EP, SHE TALKS TO RAINBOWS, Spector worked with co-producers and longtime fans Joey Ramone and Daniel Rey (the Ramones, White Zombie, the Misfits), who captured on disc what anyone knows who's seen Spector in concert recently: The lady still has a singular way with a song. Spector's first solo record in 12 years is a solid, oft times exhilarating showcase for her interpretive artistry. Check out the tender caressing she gives Brian Wilson's lyrics in "Don't Worry Baby," a song Wilson wrote after observing the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" recording session. Even better is her measured, winsome reading of Johnny Thunders' sad "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory" and the Ramone-penned title song, which blends snarling guitars and a heartbreaking lyric about "a little lost girl," to which Spector brings some informed passion. Add a live version of the soulful "I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine" and an unconventional duet with Joey Ramone himself ("Bye Bye Baby"), and you've got a memorable outing. Now, how 'bout an album?

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/1999
Label: Kill Rock Stars
UPC: 0759656034821
catalogNumber: 60348

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