This is Annie Barbazza’s first solo album. She is a rising star of the international Avant / Prog scene. she was on stage with Greg Lake and plays bass with Paul Roland Band. She performs with Henry Cow’s John Greaves as a duo and she already has an album on Manticore records, produced by Greg Lake, Moonchild, with pianist Max Repetti.
This album has a long history: Lake originally wanted Annie to played all the instruments, but the record slowly turned into an all-star friends collaboration for most of them asked Annie to be part of it, from Fred Frith to John Greaves, from Lino Capra Vaccina to Daniel Lanois and Paul Roland. All tracks are original with the exception of two tracks written for her by John Greaves and Paul Roland and a cover of the splendid Blegvad / Greaves classic, How Beautiful You Are.
Who know Annie is aware of her elusive, shy nature. By these songs she gave voice to her inner ghosts and dreams, desires and fierce creativity.
An intimate, courageous, innovative album in which the many influences and musical styles of Annie melts together. Producer Max Marchini wanted to keep as immediate as they were conceived and played, avoiding overengineerings and over arrangements. The result is a collections of songs that span over the years working on which the many sides of the sparking, incredible voice of Annie Barbazza are the main character.
The album cover is visual artist William Xerra’s design.
The album was recorded and produced at legendary Elfo Studios in Tavernago (Italy), in demonstration-like quality and this first press is released on Audiophile golden CDs. Grab it while you may: this first limited edition is of 500 copies ONLY
Lino Capra Vaccina
Produced by Max Marchini
01. Ys (Barbazza) 4:12
02. June (Barbazza) 3:52
03. From Too Much Love Of Living (Greaves/Swinburne) 2:39
04. Time (Barbazza) 1:25
05. Nebulæ (Barbazza) 3:00
06. Wrote Myself A Letter (Roland) 6:23
07. How Beautiful You Are (Greaves/Blegvad) 4:22
08. Lost At Sea (Barbazza) 2:35
09. Phantoms (Barbazza) 3:20
10. Tide (Barbazza ) 2:10
11. Les Ruines Du Sommeil (Barbazza) 4:10
12. Lotus Flower (Barbazza) 3:33
13. Boîte à Tisanes (Barbazza) 3:42