It's not very often to witness the importance of a new artist when their debut album gets released. From time to time, these initial works will become as legendary as their lifetime careers are. The great Phoebe Snow and her debut album simply titled Phoebe Snow are an example of this rare phenomenon. Filled with nine extraordinary songs, seven of those written by a 23-year-old Phoebe Snow, including the smash hit single Poetry Man, truly became the catalyst for a legendary career which lasted for many years.
In addition to the aforementioned Poetry Man, all of the radio formats found a new love affair with the artist and her new album. This occurred as more tunes developed into top album tracks like the hipster uptown blues found on the masterful Harpo Blues, which also features the jazz great Teddy Wilson on a piano, plus the equally solid and soulful sounds of I Don't Want The Night To End.
The album went onto reach the upper rungs of the music and radio charts and set off a chain of successes for the artist as she was soon singing and touring all over the world with her natural soul/jazz/folk and rock voice and superstar persona. From this debut release, Phoebe Snow also proved how she could collaborate with her fellow musicians as seen on tracks like No Show Tonight with Traffic's Dave Mason, Either Or Both with David Bromberg, and It Must Be Sunday with jazz superstars Bob James and Zoot Sims. These collaborative efforts paid off as she soon became the toast of the industry with a bevy of invitations to perform duets and guest vocals with the likes of Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Dave Grusin, Linda Rondstat, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald and many others. Obviously, the world fell in love with Phoebe Snow. We did too...
It is now with great honor for Friday Music to present the great debut album by the Phoebe Snow on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Shelter/EMI tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing album is fully realized in the audiophile domain as it shows off the brilliance of this sorely missed songstress. To honor this brilliant American original, we are also presenting this fine album in a rare gatefold album cover, featuring all of the original artwork and lyrics from this once in a lifetime masterpiece. We are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your LP cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your vinyl in mint shape.
Phoebe Snow's legendary debut Phoebe Snow... on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl... Relive and rediscover how much you dug this artist and album... Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.
Guest Musicians: David Bromberg, Steve Burgh, Chuck Delmonico, Chuck Israels, Bob James, Dave Mason, Hugh McDonald, Ralph McDonald, Steve Mosley, The Persuasions,
Margaret Ross, Zoot Sims, Teddy Wilson.