ANNA CALVI – ” Anna Calvi ” (10th Anniversary Edition)

Posted: February 2, 2021 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Anna Calvi’s debut for Domino was set to be one of the most talked about records of the year. Brian Eno has championed her as the most visionary female artiste since Patti Smith, Nick Cave took her out around Europe as special guest of Grinderman, and Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey’s right hand studio man) produced the music. An inspired guitarist influenced by Django Reinhardt as much as Jimi Hendrix, and with vocals inspired by Nina Simone and Mariah Callas, Anna Calvi’s music is a passionate and incredibly original mix. The live shows with her permanent three piece band are  wowing audiences across the land.

An astonishingly confident record; Anna Calvi showcases the unique strengths of her song writing, singing and virtuoso guitar-playing all jumping out of the speaker together. Calvi drew on the ghosts of Nina Simone and Maria Callas for influence to create a stunningly modern sound.

The LP which includes the likes of “Desire”, “Blackout”, “Rider To The Sea” and “Suzanne And I”, will be reissued for the first time on red vinyl, it also features brand new cover artwork and a signed 8-page booklet containing previously unseen photographs.

Commenting on the milestone, Calvi said: “10 years ago, my life was cast open. All the things that I dreamed of, when I was little girl wishing to be a little boy, learning David Bowie songs on my first guitar, being brave enough to start my first band at 14, learning to sing by hiding behind closed curtains when everyone was asleep at 25, trying to ingest the craft of song writing as I wrote my first album – all of this life’s work of learning to be close to what I dreamt of – all of this was realised when I released my first album.”

To date, Anna Calvi has released three studio albums (Anna Calvi, One Breath and Hunter), a collaborative EP with David Byrne (Strange Weather) and the most recent Hunted – a seven-track reworking of Hunter. Additionally, Calvi wrote and performed the score for season 5 of BBC One’sPeaky Blindersand wrote the music for the opera The Sandman, directed by Robert Wilson. Anna is the first solo artist to achieve three consecutive Mercury Prize nominations and has also received a Brit Award nomination. Throughout her career, Calvi has worked with Brian Eno, Marianne Faithfull, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joe Talbot (Idles), Dave Okumu (The Invisible), Johnny Flynn, Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Courtney Barnett.

Released on May 14th,

  • 10 year Anniversary edition
  • The debut LP reissued for the first time on red vinyl
  • Featuring brand new cover artwork
  • 8 page booklet featuring previously unseen photographs
  • Not the signed version

The eponymous debut album from Anna Calvi is an astonishingly confident record; the unique strengths of her song writing, singing and guitar-playing all jumping out of the speaker together.

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