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Sophie Solomon — Lazarus
Album: Poison Sweet Madeira
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Released: 2007
Length: 3:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
If I only knew where you're taking me
Maybe I would know who I'm meant to be
If I only knew where you're taking me
Would I be afraid?

If I'd had the time to pack a bag
To say goodbye, to not look back
If I'd picked out those precious things
That I'd hold close as the night draws in
Would I be afraid?

If we hadn't left in the dead of night
Two silent shapes in the endless black
If the hazy ray of dawn
Had lit the path of your frightened pawn
Would I be afraid? Would I be afraid?

The sea and the storm rock our boat
Our beautiful peagreen boat
The sea and the storm rock our boat
So surrender me to the whim of the waves
Surrender me, surrender me.
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Beautiful voice.
not about the song, just that I can't listen. odd
such a pretty song!
Such a beautiful Song - and such a wonderful album! Don't miss it!
Love the violin. Guess that's what that is. LOL
 gmichaelt wrote:
If this is an instrumental, Sophie is doing an amazing job with the horse hair. Really amazing.
 
Ooops. Lyrics now posted.
If this is an instrumental, Sophie is doing an amazing job with the horse hair. Really amazing.
Have enjoyed this song on RP for years, but am I really the only one to appreciate the 'Owl and the Pussy-Cat' reference (Edward Lear poem)?
Well done
 Lazarus wrote:

Dang, she sounds interesting—  Sophie Solomon (born June 6, 1978) is a British violinist, songwriter and composer who fuses many different musical influences into her music...

Solomon began playing the violin at the age of two. At four she met Yehudi Menuhin and was taken to see the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. For the first five years she played totally by ear, learning to read music at the age of seven...

I am glad I have not rated this song yet— there is still time to resurrect it... it be growing on me...  hmmmm...



 
I know exactly what would have happened if I had given my son a violin at age two... and it would have ended with me thinking "That's why we can't have anything nice around here!"
KT's voice is chocolate for the ears.
 ziakut wrote:
I like this, but I wish it were 'Lazarus' by Porcupine Tree instead.

 
Bill should follow up with Lazarus by PT and David Bowie. {#Cheesygrin}
Very nice
 
 Misterfixit wrote:
                                 ×–×™ האט אַ מעכייַע קול, זייעך ׹ו, מאכט מי׹ טךאַכטן ׀ון אונדזעך קאַנטא֞ך א־נהייב די סעדעך.

 
Google Translate and IMTranslator come up a little short...unless you're dropping some good acid, MisterF:

"She has a wonderful voice, very calm, makes me think of our warehouse start the seder" 

Happy Hannukah! 

 
Has a magical mood :)
{#Wave}.... got my attention
Gostei bastante dessa banda, muito boa.
 
I Like It. 

I am partial to this song... hmmmm...
 
 ianthursby wrote:
not Papa John Creech who I love. Her violin work sounds good but the song didn't move me
 
Dude take your pulse.  I have concerns.
not Papa John Creech who I love. Her violin work sounds good but the song didn't move me

Dang, she sounds interesting—  Sophie Solomon (born June 6, 1978) is a British violinist, songwriter and composer who fuses many different musical influences into her music...

Solomon began playing the violin at the age of two. At four she met Yehudi Menuhin and was taken to see the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. For the first five years she played totally by ear, learning to read music at the age of seven...

I am glad I have not rated this song yet— there is still time to resurrect it... it be growing on me...  hmmmm...



I like the title of this song... other than that, yuck...


 neckbone wrote:

Surprised nobody else replied to this. This is KT Tunstall on guest vocals. Sophie Solomon is playing the violin.
 
Thanks for that. I had sort of guessed it as I'm a big fan of KT, and I don't think Sophie Solomon does much singing. Lovely song, lovely singer, dreamy instrumentals. Beautiful :o)
I like this, but I wish it were 'Lazarus' by Porcupine Tree instead.
 rjewyo wrote:

I think it's actually a viola...a step up from the violin!

 
https://www.allmusic.com/album/poison-sweet-madeira-mw0000404291/credits

If so, then that's Bruce White playing the really sweepy, melancholy bits.

Gorgeous song tho.  Sophie is a great composer! 
Ha Ha! Just found this on her website. This gal is so cool. {#Cool}
Elements sound like Firefly series soundtrack?
Very nice regardless...to Amazon we go...again {#Hug} 
 sajitjacob wrote:
I thought it was KT Tunstall for a second there. very nice.
 

Thats because it was.
 tboyer wrote:
Nice song, haunting. Her vocal style is too much of a ripoff of KT Tunstall though. Like they had the same vocal coach or something.
 
Surprised nobody else replied to this. This is KT Tunstall on guest vocals. Sophie Solomon is playing the violin.
I like the song well enough, but it playing it less often would make me appreciate more.
 sub-arctic wrote:

Nä, men nu får ni väl ändå ge er!
 
Ja, nån jävla måtta får det väl vara!
Nice song, haunting. Her vocal style is too much of a ripoff of KT Tunstall though. Like they had the same vocal coach or something.
                                 ×–×™ האט אַ מעכייַע קול, זייעך ׹ו, מאכט מי׹ טךאַכטן ׀ון אונדזעך קאַנטא֞ך א־נהייב די סעדעך.
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:

OK, auch von mir eine Reaktion in Deutsche Sprache: Geil!. Ik vraag me af of zij de zangeres is die ook zingt bij Oi va Voi?
 
Nä, men nu får ni väl ändå ge er!
 Landsberger2511 wrote:
Hör ich diese Stimme fang ich an zu träumen. Einfach bezaubernd.

 
OK, auch von mir eine Reaktion in Deutsche Sprache: Geil!. Ik vraag me af of zij de zangeres is die ook zingt bij Oi va Voi?

Does she sing with Oi va Voi as well? Or did she?
I thought it was KT Tunstall for a second there. very nice.
Mmm, forgot I had this.  Must revisit.
 Landsberger2511 wrote:
Hör ich diese Stimme fang ich an zu träumen. Einfach bezaubernd.

 
Agreed. Then the violin sweeps me away.

Nae bad but I prefer PT's 'version' {#Think}
 Landsberger2511 wrote:
Hör ich diese Stimme fang ich an zu träumen. Einfach bezaubernd.

 

Jo, traumhaft. Augen zu und wegfliegen ist angesagt.


8 {#Arrowu} 9

 michaelgmitchell wrote:
What's she so pissed off about? And what kind of an outfit is that? Circus attire?
  What a dumb comment.

Stopped in to upgrade from an 8 to a Nine!
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
What's she so pissed off about? And what kind of an outfit is that? Circus attire?
 
You ask a lot of questions.  Are you from the RCMP or something?

 Landsberger2511 wrote:
Hör ich diese Stimme fang ich an zu träumen. Einfach bezaubernd.
 
Easy for you to say.

Hör ich diese Stimme fang ich an zu träumen. Einfach bezaubernd.

What's she so pissed off about? And what kind of an outfit is that? Circus attire?
I'm ashamed to say that this is my first listen, and I heard "If I Were A Rich Man" from "Fiddler on the Roof."  Not a bad comparison, though - and this is mournful, evocative, and rather achingly beautiful.
Beautiful song   {#Daisy}
must get this.  delish!
 rjewyo wrote:

I think it's actually a viola...a step up from the violin!

 
Um... maybe its a step down... tonality wise?  Kinda in between the cello and violin...

A-HA! I thought for a moment it sounded like KT Tunstall...

... Turns out KT's a vocalist on the track. As I'm a devout fan of all things KT, they should consider this purchased by me already (having only heard this for the first time now, shamefully).

Another excellent pick Bill!


Tasty cello.


Thanks Bill..I am working late, but your music is making it alright  {#Wink}

Does anyone know where I could buy and download an MP3 of this song? RP has a link to iTunes, but it's not available there, atleast not in the U.S.
Thanks!
—D
 a_genuine_find wrote:
I thought I heard KT ... {#Heartkiss}
 
Same here, but KT does guitar rather than violin. They are both excellent, expressive singers. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

I thought I heard KT ... {#Heartkiss}
 fingerpin wrote:
fingerpin wrote:

That cello breaks my heart.
 rjewyo wrote:

I think it's actually a viola...a step up from the violin!

 
You'd think, if nothing else,  I coulda' figured it out from the pics....and my ignorance is embarrassing. {#Stupid} {#Wave}
 

And from her wiki page, she plays the violin! 
Really love the melancholic mood the cello creates. {#Clap}
fingerpin wrote:

That cello breaks my heart.
 rjewyo wrote:

I think it's actually a viola...a step up from the violin!

 
You'd think, if nothing else,  I coulda' figured it out from the pics....and my ignorance is embarrassing. {#Stupid} {#Wave}

a light that never dies by *thicktheo
Thodoris Markou  ©2006-2010 *thicktheo
https://thodorismarkou.com

Sophie Solomon, live at Gagarin 205, Athens, 04 Nov 2006.

"I love her eyes, she seems lost in the music pathways of her mind. best place to be."

I just love, love, love this tune. Solomon's playing + Tunstall's voice + the lyrics = heartbreakingly beautiful.

Don´t miss Oi Va Voi. https://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wzfwxq8aldae~T1
 fingerpin wrote:
That cello breaks my heart.
 
I think it's actually a viola...a step up from the violin!

That cello breaks my heart.
 dynamaniak wrote:
It IS KT singing!  And anything with KT's gorgeous voice is alright by me!
 
It is KT?  I guess I needs to check me some internets.

Sounds like we need Angela McCluskey and KT in a concert set or album together.  Maybe with Brandi Carlile?  {#Smile} 
Nice
what a voice and its great that there is a symphony behind her
This is such a great song...
Wow, really nice.  Had to stop and see who this was. Play it again, please!
7 => 8
very in the moment love hearts
STOP playing all this great music.  it is keeping me from working.  I have to comment on all this great music.  But then again, it is a welcomed distraction........(Keep it up, my bosses will never know)
I knew it had to be KT in there.  Great addition to the song.
Isn't it Martha Wainwright singing?
It IS KT singing!  And anything with KT's gorgeous voice is alright by me!
kyleminor wrote:
Totally thought this was Angela McCluskey from Wild Colonials. The vocal resemblence is uncanny.

Well, I totally thought that it was K.T.Tunstall.
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
Does Sophie sing for Oi Va Voi as well?
 
She sings with the violin, both there and for Oi Va Voi.
Does Sophie sing for Oi Va Voi as well?
Super excited about this one.  I love new music.
Totally thought this was Angela McCluskey from Wild Colonials. The vocal resemblence is uncanny.
Is there any reputable place to get this without paying crazy import prices?
God I love this tune!

that was much too short
Nice voice.

Reminded me of the soundtrack from Unbreakable, which, by the way, was excellent. That means that this was excellent also.
Man, I need to get this.  I love everything Bill plays off of it.  And it's perfect for a gray, snowy afternoon in Erie...

A fine pairing of two excellent musicians!

 

distinguished singer, a well elaborated style and until sophisticated to make songs.

** 8 / 9 **



 bokey wrote:
Musical genius can't be taught. It just is.
You can't live the music unless you find it on your own.
 
Yes sir Mr bokey.

I am happy to entertain myself with my own bits of musical hackery, but oh to have such as is hers.


 pierpod wrote:
7)pour la douceur de sa voix, pour les arrangements (violons)
 
je suis d'accord, surtout les violons ...
 Atlantis wrote:
Sounds like KT Tunstall and not even any better, unfortunately. Make it a 2.
Well, it is KT singing, Sophie is doing the fiddling.
Not half bad though this and holy devil are by far the best tracks on the album.
Sounds like KT Tunstall and not even any better, unfortunately. Make it a 2.
bokey wrote:
She's got a nice unspoiled voice. :yes:
Aha- I KNEW it!!! "Solomon began playing the violin at the age of two. At four she met Yehudi Menuhin and was taken to see the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. For the first five years she played totally by ear, learning to read music at the age of seven"-- wikipedia "was never completely satisfied by the classical world alone, I felt constrained by the fact that the music was written down and the strict parameters of the repertoire. I felt I had to step outside of that and find my own voice. "--Sophie :notworthy: Musical genius can't be taught. It just is. You can't live the music unless you find it on your own.
She's got a nice unspoiled voice. :yes:
Lovely voice, lovely melody. First time I've heard her... looking forward to hearing her again. I am just REALLY loving the mellow set this AM!
spaceman wrote:
So... you dig Lazarus? Dig?
HA! Now that's funny... I love this tune more and more every time I hear it.
Danimal174 wrote:
I've just started listening to KT Tunstall's stuff, so I was digging this.
So... you dig Lazarus? Dig?
Papernapkin wrote:
Beautiful. I just wish her mom would dress her better. Love the song and her voice.
:lol:
Boy...really liked this. I've just started listening to KT Tunstall's stuff, so I was digging this.
Just checked, this cd is in my local library. Got to loan it tomorrow. Thanks for letting me know that this music excists, Radio Paradise.
Beautiful. I just wish her mom would dress her better. Love the song and her voice.
7)pour la douceur de sa voix, pour les arrangements (violons) :heartkiss:
Very Nice :arrowu: 8
I like the violin that she is holding.
She looks like she wants to kick some butt in the CD cover photo.
the only thing good about this song is the violin.
I don't like everything on this CD, but this song is very beautiful. As is Sophie, by the way. People who like this may want to check out Laughter Through Tears (2004) by Oi Va Voi. At that time, she was as violinist more or less the leader of that band, and KT Tunstall does some singing on that CD too. It's different, more dance-influenced, but it's good music, and there are lots of Balkan- and klezmer-like similarities. But skip Oi Va Voi's self-titled current CD, it's not good at all, probably because Sophie has left.
She's extremely talented
And the lovely K.T. Tunstall on vocals on this track. Oh yes!
brandog wrote:
Reminds me a bit of Tina Dico and K. T. Tunstall - hmmm
definitely! thought it was kt
meloman wrote:
Upset? Hardly. I was simply replying to someone who posted that she was "purty," which in high school graduate English is "pretty." However I do appreciate your pledge to fight for my rights to speak out. Thanks, Cripple Cities, there in America!
Not a problem – FYI "purty" or "purdy" is colloquial English. Sometimes I prefer this Americanization to some of the stuff spoken on the grad level. OMG they're so illiterate! Cheers from the home of the factory here in America!
prickelpit96 wrote:
What a nonsense... First of all there is nothing more slavic with this song than with tons of others.
A bit extreme to say the "most", but not really nonsense at all. Mrs Solomon is quite partial to such music and incorporates such themes in her music quite liberally. Wow ... it's been several days with out too much craziness here. Maybe the bickering will finally die. We can only hope.
lalamandala wrote:
Wow. I was listening to this song thinking "what a beautiful sound. i think i'll click back to rp and find out who this is." i've never heard of her so i clicked the song and found this incredibly disappointing discussion. oh well. Still love the song. And i'm happy to hear an artist new to me. thanks, bill. :cheers:
I concur...excellent, melodic song uncommonly weak discussion
Reminds me a bit of Tina Dico and K. T. Tunstall - hmmm
lalamandala wrote:
Wow. I was listening to this song thinking "what a beautiful sound. i think i'll click back to rp and find out who this is." i've never heard of her so i clicked the song and found this incredibly disappointing discussion. oh well. Still love the song. And i'm happy to hear an artist new to me. thanks, bill. :cheers:
People will squabble over the silliest things while we sit back and enjoy the music. :music:
Wow. I was listening to this song thinking "what a beautiful sound. i think i'll click back to rp and find out who this is." i've never heard of her so i clicked the song and found this incredibly disappointing discussion. oh well. Still love the song. And i'm happy to hear an artist new to me. thanks, bill. :cheers:
wferrier wrote:
Warsaw you seem really upset about this woman who looks like a man in drag, and whose tunes are some of the most Slavic sounding tunes found here on RP. However here in America we will fight for your right to be upset with these things.
What a nonsense... First of all there is nothing more slavic with this song than with tons of others. And the right to be upset is no longer provided in the 'free' western world. Open your eyes and ears and watch the development we've all taken since 9/11. Stay critical and have an eye on politics and the world BEHIND the obvious. :fight:
take a picture smiling,sophie. you will sell more albums for sure.