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DONOVAN, EMMA & THE PUTBACKS

Dawn

Model:
HS015CD
SKU:
633143
PLU: 659123042222

Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks come together to bring you 'Dawn,' an new album of hard hitting and heartfelt soul songs telling stories of grief, struggle and redemption. 'Dawn' is a gritty, uniquely Australian record, simultaneously classic and contemporary.

Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks come together to bring you 'Dawn,' an new album of hard hitting and heartfelt soul songs telling stories of grief, struggle and redemption. 'Dawn' is a gritty, uniquely Australian record, simultaneously classic and contemporary.

Format - CD
Genre - Funk & Soul
Release Date - 07/11/14

Not yet reviewed.

Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks come together to bring you 'Dawn,' an new album of hard hitting and heartfelt soul songs telling stories of grief, struggle and redemption. 'Dawn' is a gritty, uniquely Australian record, simultaneously classic and contemporary.

The songwriting is in turns optimistic, angry and melancholic, and on occasions bruisingly honest. The music is fluid, live and raw, recorded in one room on eight channels of analog tape and the electric connection between Emma and the band comes through in every beat. 'Dawn' takes some cues from the burgeoning soul revival, but it's a far looser interpretation than many releases in the style.

This is no attempt at reviving a bygone era. There's no horn section. There's more rock in there. There's more country in there. There's more, in Emma's words, "blackfella music" in there. The songwriting is more akin to classic Aboriginal bands like Coloured Stone than it is to Sharon Jones. The sentiment is personal, for both Emma and the band, and forward looking, rather than revivalist.

Shades of every soul record you ever liked sneak through: Al Green's Hi Records era? Check. Aretha's Classic Atlantic recordings? Check. Stacks of Stax? Check. It's all there, but all different. 'Dawn' is it's own thing, indigenous Australian soul.

From the ferocious opening salvo of Black Woman to the sweet and gentle comedown of Over Under Away, Dawn is above all a journey through Emma's life written in song.

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistDONOVAN, EMMA & THE PUTBACKS
LabelHope Street Recordings
Music GenreSoul
Music Genre PrimaryFunk & Soul

CD

  • 1. Black Woman
  • 2. My Goodness
  • 3. Dawn
  • 4. Mother
  • 5. Daddy
  • 6. Keep Me In Your Reach
  • 7. Come Back To Me
  • 8. Voodoo
  • 9. Over Under Away
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