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Up there with her very best. What is her best song?
Good Intentions Paving Company
or clam, crab, cockle, cowrie
I think Baby Birch might be one of her best, pretty much because of this video
is incredible. I can see why people recall Kate Bush when discussing Joanna Newsom but they are very different artists and Newsom wins in the emotive stakes hugely.
with a decent speaker. Fantastic. Love the Good Intentions.. video too. Is there a better YouTube video? Her live performances can be spellbinding.
On a Good Day
Bridges and Balloons
On a Good Day is very sad too, but in a different way to Baby Birch etc. - sometimes the sadness is baleful, sometimes it's cathartic in a very uplifting way - for me at least.
Lyrically at least, On a Good Day is far from joyful I'd say...
3. Ca' the yowes (trad.)
Emily is a good shout
But I think my favorite is always going to be Peach Plum Pear
I think that's my favourite.
is top of the list for me
i remember just buzzin off the fact that she was so happy playing it at her RFH gig
you can see that joy in the austin city limits performance on youtube
emily and the live version of peach, plum, pear would be a close second/third
that and Cosmia
it's glorious. an absolute masterpiece
Think she's the only musician about whom the prospect of a new album would really excite me.
could take or leave everyone else
Sawdust & Diamonds
Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
Peach Plum Pear
I like a lot of her songs, but this is the one that always gets me.
Sat here with tears rolling down my face rn. I mean, there are Reasons this tune does this to me, but it - and Newsom - take the credit. Fuck.
Can't wait to hear some new stuff!