It always helps. Her voice is a warm hug to the soul. Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg are minor deities, etc. Favorite track: all of 'em Pete Brown. Explore music. Seasons On Earth by Meg Baird. Ayal Senior. Jason Liggett. Joshua Harris. Sam S. Michael Murray. Album Reviews. Likewise, her thematic approach has never been panoramic; instead her albums tend to feel like private journals, wherein a particular mood is set and then sustained and refined.
The same holds true, with a few subtle but important variations, for Baird's third solo album, Don't Weigh Down the Light. Her past albums have featured several interpretations of traditional folk standards and well-wrought covers of such obscurities as House of Love 's "Beatles and the Stones".
Baird's first solo album, 's Dear Companion , featured mostly cover songs, and while Seasons on Earth contains mostly originals, there are two cover songs here, and they're great. Baird takes "Beatles and the Stones," a song by the British band The House of Love, and shows it to be a brilliant example of the alchemy of song — the words, which don't really make logical sense to the brain, feel true and immediate to the heart. Baird's version of the Mark-Almond band's song "Friends" wisely stays close to the simple directness of the original.
Highlights of Baird's Seasons on Earth originals include the lovely move to a major key in the chorus of "Share," the exultant, odd-metered rhythms in "Stream," and the subtle additions of pedal steel, dobro, harp and electric guitar tastefully sprinkled throughout by Baird's assisting musicians.
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We merely counted! Newswire Powered by. Close the menu.If the name Meg Baird is familiar to you then chances are it’s as one of the founding members of cultish psychedelic group Espers, who released a trio of great albums of dreamy and doomy folk over the last decade. In-between which Baird released one solo album in , Dear Companion, which combined unique takes on traditional folk songs and cover versions for the most part.