NOT IN STOCK
Finally "out" in the US (these used to be Japanese-only releases, then licensed to Rhino's ridiculous "online-only" Handmade series); now anyone walking down the street thinking about death can just wander into a shop and buy them -- capitalism at its finest. "Judee Sill's debut album (as well as the debut of the Asylum label) heralded a major new talent in the airy, contemporary folk world of the early '70s. The album employed the production skills of ex-Turtle, ex-Leaves Jim Pons and Graham Nash (on the album's sole single, 'Jesus Was A Crossmaker'). Judee Sill featured all original compositions, many of which relied on Sill's unique cosmological imagery to make their point. By turns spare and lavishly orchestrated, there is a cohesive feel to the album; her lyrics are exceptionally poetic and her smooth voice gives every song a shimmery feel. The essence of the music is folk, the execution pop: the songs feel like a comfort blanket, a statement of hope from a troubled soul. New detailed liner notes by Michael Crumsho."