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Lissie – Live At Union Chapel (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lissie – Live At Union Chapel (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 52:23 minutes | 524 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Cooking Vinyl

Lissie – Live At Union Chapel Recorded 8th December 2015. Selling out in less than 24 hours, and performing with just her acoustic guitar, it was clear from the very start that this show was going to be a show to remember The event kicked off her ‘My Wild West’ album campaign, which saw her achieve her 3rd Top 20 UK album, perform on CNN News International, raise thousands of dollars for charity as part of International Women’s Day, gain three BBC Radio 2 playlist additions and receive huge critical acclaim. “Undoubtedly her best album yet” – Q. “Another bittersweet triumph” – The Independent on Sunday. “Wild West contains her most convincing songs yet” – Evening Standard. “Country rock calm flows through this album, her voice a mix of Stevie Nicks and Lana Del Rey” – Daily Express. “Lissie’s third album is the country-rocking belle’s fond farewell to Los Angeles” – Daily Mail. “Fits somewhere between the rustic charm of Emmylou Harris and a dash of Stevie Nicks” – The Times. “An album made by an artist who is still top of her game” – The 405. “Spellbinding” – Red Bull. “An intoxicating return” – Clash. This new live album truly captures the power and raw energy that Lissie possesses, demonstrating her ability to captivate 1000 people with just her voice and guitar.

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Lissie – My Wild West (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lissie – My Wild West (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:42:55 minutes | 466 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © Cooking Vinyl

There are both goodbyes and new beginnings throughout Lissie’s third album, My Wild West, reflecting her recent move from California back to her native Midwest. There is, therefore, a wistfulness, perhaps even a mournfulness, that makes the gentler country-flavoured songs like Together or Apart and Ojai extremely emotive. Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt come to mind on these numbers; some tracks equally boast some U2-esque rock sounds, including the title track and Don’t You Give Up On Me, although this is not where we see the best of the young artist. The nasal twang to her gripping vocals is among several redeeming features on an LP that is an admirable, if not spectacular, addition to the catalogue of an impressively consistent artist to date.

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Lissie – Castles (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Lissie – Castles (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 44:55 minutes | 506 MB | Genre: Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Cooking Vinyl

Fresh off her Twin Peaks cameo, singer-songwriter Lissie is back with her first release since 2016’s My Wild West. This time around the Illinois native strips the bluesy guitars at times, giving more space to expose her syrupy vocal melodies over simple piano (“Castles” and “Blood & Muscle”). One thing this album has in spades is its ability to be featured in just about any film/TV slot with its divine montage-esque delivery. What it’s lacking is a musical explosion to accompany that belting voice at this point something Lissie seems to intentionally avoid.

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