Medusa

Medusa

by Annie LennoxAnnie Lennox

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Overview

The critics savaged Annie Lennox's sophomore effort when it first came out, and it's easy to see why: it's not that an all-covers album was a bad idea, but she did pick some rather large shoes to fill and she did kind of run roughshod over the songs themselves, taking gritty material by the likes of Neil Young and the Clash and turning it into super-slick electro-pop ear candy. But on the other hand, candy sometimes really hits the spot, and Lennox's rendition of "No More I Love You's" by the ultra-obscure British pop band the Lover Speaks is ravishingly, heartbreakingly lovely. Those who have never heard the Clash's original version of "Train in Vain" might not find her version as objectionable as the critics did, either. But there's no arguing with the critics when it comes to her anemic take on the Al Green classic "Take Me to the River" or her equally numb rendition of Neil Young's "Don't Let It Bring You Down." Those who have given up on looking cool, however, might find themselves able to enjoy her gentle arrangement of "A Whiter Shade of Pale." Don't pay full price for this, but snap it up if you find it in a bargain bin somewhere.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/1995
Label: Imports
UPC: 0743212571721
catalogNumber: 952171
Rank: 8266

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Annie Lennox   Primary Artist,Flute,Keyboards,Vocals
Tony Pastor   Guitar
Anne Dudley   Bass,Strings
Marius de Vries   Keyboards
Mark Feltham   Harmonica
Judd Lander   Harmonica
James McNally   Accordion
Andy Richards   Keyboards
Peter Vetesse   Keyboards
Doug Wimbish   Bass
Neil Conti   Drums
Louis Jardim   Bass,Percussion
Dinesh   Tambourine
Dann Gillen   Drums
Matthew Cooper   Keyboards
Stephen Lipson   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Marius de Vries   Programming
Heff Moraes   Engineer
Joseph Hughes   Composer
David Freeman   Composer
Rob Poindexter   Composer
Stephen Lipson   Programming,Producer

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