Music

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Judith Owen

Ebb & Flow

Judith Owen’s new album Ebb & Flow (her 10th studio release) evokes the spirit of the halcyon days of the great 1970s troubadours.  Available May 6th 2014 from Twanky Records, Ebb & Flow features the great Russ Kunkel (drummer), Leland Sklar (bassist) and Waddy Wachtel (guitarist). Judith remains an unflinching singer-songwriter, bearing her soul as the core of her creativity.

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Judith Owen

Some Kind of Comfort

With worldly wisdom beyond her years, Judith Owen turns suffering into divine lyrical melodies, as she draws on her life-long battle with depression. This lays the foundation for the thirteen songs on SOME KIND OF COMFORT which Owen herself describes as her “most intimate and confessional recordings to date”.

SOME KIND OF COMFORT is in part a companion to last year’s critically acclaimed THE BEAUTIFUL DAMAGE COLLECTION. Both CD’s feature songs from the very successful West End show ‘Ruby Wax-Losing It’. On SOME KIND OF COMFORT, Owen once again delivers what the The New York Times describes her as having ‘the kind of wailing folk-jazz voice that slices away surfaces to touch the vulnerable emotional nerve endings and leave you quivering.’

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Judith Owen

The Beautiful Damage Collection

The songs on The Beautiful Damage Collection are emotion-wrapped packages, hand-picked as the best from Owen’s six previous albums including her cover of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”. The album also features 3 brand new studio recordings: “Water”, “Cry Me A River” and “When I Am Laid” (Dido’s Lament by Henry Purcell). 16 tracks total.

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Judith Owen

Happy This Way

A layered homage to Owen’s native Britain, Happy This Way culminates a longstanding preoccupation with her homeland and the ways it has contributed to her current worldview, which includes “ a really profound sense of the present, of grasping what is wonderful.” The new recording ranges in mood and style from the fun British Invasion pop-rock of “Painting by Numbers” to the wistful chamber-pop of the strings-laden “Conway Bay, & features guest performances by 3 fellow countrymen and constant collaboraters: Richard Thompson, Julia Fordham & Ian Shaw. The Los Angeles Times described Happy This Way as “whip smart, soulfully cool and deeply introspective”; USA Today has called the album “a gem” and The Washington Post referred to it as “the latest reminder of Owen’s rare talent for effortlessly crossing genres” adding, “her alluring vocals are a gift that keeps on giving.”

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Judith Owen

Mopping Up Karma

The seeds of Mopping Up Karma grew from a set of recordings Owen created in 1998 for an album she was making with Glen Ballard. His discovery of Owen performing in the Hollywood club, Luna Park, led to her signing with his Capitol imprint label, Java Records. Sadly, the CD was never released due to the unfortunate demise of this label in 2000. Despite the set back, Owen fought for and regained ownership of the masters. Eight years and six CD’s later, she listened to the songs with a seasoned ear at the behest of fan emails. She was struck by how relevant and moving they continued to be. She then spent two months stripping the songs of their “major label clutter,” even directing the ‘tongue-in-cheek’ photo shoot and CD cover art. As the title indicates, Mopping Up Karma is a revisit and cleansing of the past.

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Judith Owen

Here

“Here” finds acclaimed singer/songwriter/pianist Owen performing at the top of her creative game. From the yearning title track “Here”, to haunting tunes like the Ray Davies classic “I Go To Sleep”, to the sophisticated Bacharach-esque “Best Friend”, and the mesmerizing song “Worship” (with vocals by k.d. lang)…

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Judith Owen

Lost and Found

“Lost And Found” is the new CD by Judith Owen, the jazzy Celt with whip-smart lyrics and a penchant for giving cocktail treatments to hard rock tunes. Album features Keb’Mo’, Richard Thompson and Cassandra Wilson. Judith’s distinctive style coupled with her diverse collaborators broaden her appeal and attracts fans…

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Judith Owen

Twelve Arrows

Probably the most raw and emotionally uplifting of all 3 CD’s – a collection of ‘one-takes’ with her trio and special guests, Julia Fordham and Richard Thompson, that establishes Owen as an artist who knows who and what she is…

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Judith Owen

Emotions On A Postcard

Judith’s first North American release, written & recorded soon after she came to the US. ‘I’ve never been to Texas’ features Larry Klein on bass — it was due to their friendship that Judith met Julia Fordham…

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