October 30, 2008
Sara Bareilles v. 2008
I've just discovered a new Sara Bareilles track called Winter Song that she's done for a Christmas album. It's a duet with Ingrid Michaelson and it's truly beautiful - the kind of song that doesn't leap out at first, but soon overtakes you. I was just thinking how, if Sarah had been on American Idol, she might have won, and they would have destroyed her in the studio. Instead she made her album on her terms and was lucky to build a slow, steady fanbase. And it comes down to sheer talent.
I didn't know until today that Sara just released a live DVD / CD called Between The Lines: Live At The Fillmore. A bit unnecessary at this point, with just one album out, but whatever. Her website says it was filmed in summer 2007, but I doubt that is correct, as she was just being launched then and would not have been headlining the Fillmore. The show is presented along with behind-the-scenes footage from what may or not be Sausalito. Anyone* know?
I've written a lot about Sara, including this review of her debut album, Little Voice. I recommend, in particular, the Fillmore version of City.
Sara Bareilles /Ingrid Michaelson Winter Song trailer:
Sara Bareilles Live At The Fillmore trailer:
*Ron Woloshun where the hell are you!? Why-oh-why am I blogging without you?