Jennifer Warnes 20th Ann Famous Blue Raincoat RI


has anyone heard this? I ordered it yesterday - it has 4 previously unreleased track. Also, below is an interview with Jennifer (thanks to the Poster on VA) that's interesting, and gives insight into Jennifer's interest in production and recording quality.

Jennifer Warnes Interview

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bdgregory
I expected this may appeal to JW fans (which I believe there are a number of on this site based on prior dialog). I wanted a good CD of this album because my original CD copy is poorly mastered and leaves a lot to be desired. I also have it on vinyl and it's excellent - more like the usual JW production.
Yeah, Lenny can be a downer for sure.
I have this on original and gold cd's and have had many copies on vinyl - and I don't see what all the hullabaloo is about. It's a better than average recording, but there's still much compression evident. Jenny is a great singer, and I like L.C. a lot, but this is not even in my top 100. If I had to keep one or the other, I'd go with L.C.'s I'm Your Man anytime.

My even more frank opinion - I think FBR is chronically overrated by middle aged audiophile men because of the allure of Jenny's very sexy voice.
I don't know where I was when it first came out, but I missed the original hullabaloo. I bought the recent reissue (Cisco I think) and find it "interesting." I "discovered" her on the Wasserman "Duets" CD which had her doing "Ballad of the Runaway Horse".

Anyway, IMHO, this is a good album, but not great. LC's lyrics are pretty bummer in general, so it doesn't get repeated listening by me.

Dave
I think FBR is chronically overrated by middle aged audiophile men because of the allure of Jenny's very sexy voice.

what is wrong with loving Jenny's voice? i admit that i listen to many many female vocalists because their voices sound heavenly. not necessarily in a sexual context but i suppose there is likely some biology involved.....the world would be a less enjoyable place without women's voices. the attraction of any vocal is part of the enjoyment of any music and does not disqualify music as not worthy. musical value is in the mind of the beholder.

FBR is a bit of an aquired taste and i've been hot and cold on it over the years. i enjoy 'The Hunter' more among Jennifer's albums.

my fav Jennifer Warnes song is the duet with Joe Cocker 'Up Where We Belong'. her soaring vocals on that made me a fan for life.