April 2, 2012 – 4:33 am

The almost-neglected genre.

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BBC In Concert 2011 [no label, 1CD]

Live at BBC Maida Vale Studios, London, UK; September 15, 2011 and broadcast September 22, 2011 by BBC Radio Two, “Radio 2 In Concert”. Ex FM stereo.

Laura Marling believes in the song as a form of artistic expression not the road to glory, although that helps pay the bills. She explained the process in an interview with the Guardian UK.

“I think I stew over ideas for a long time. And I can get fixated on an idea, it will probably start with something from a book I’ve found interesting, and then I’ll probably think about it and then I’ll have conversations with myself about it, and then obviously it seeps into my conscious(ness) and a song will be written about it”, she told The Guardian. “The songs had been written, or more accurately there was nothing left to say, but I think I waited for a month or so before I did anything with them. Then most of them were demoed sitting here, with a microphone hanging there”, she added. - wikipedia

Fans have heard echoes of Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake in her work. The former for her lyrics while the latter for her odd melodies. She is more folk singer than indie pop. Lyrics are important. They are written, chewed over, rewritten and then embraced. No pop hooks for this up-and-coming artist. Others compare her to Joni Mitchell, they share the same gender.

Certainly no videos yet of Marling in her swimsuit by the pool. This was shared at Dime by paul_b35_uk, to whom we gratefully thank.
- The Little Chicken

BBC Radio 2; DVB-T (192 kbps/48 Khz) > Nebula DigiTV > Hard Disk MP2 > mp3DirectCut

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Introduction (Jo Whiley) (1.0MB)
Track 02. Rambling Man * (4.8MB)
Track 03. Alpha Shallows * (5.3MB)
Track 04. Alas I Cannot Swim (3.4MB)
Track 05. Ghosts (4.4MB)
Track 06. (Laura Speaks) (759k)
Track 07. The Muse + (5.2MB)
Track 08. Hope In The Air * (7.1MB)
Track 09. (Laura Speaks) (733k)
Track 10. Don’t Ask Me Why  + (5.2MB)
Track 11. Salinas + (6.6MB)
Track 12. Night After Night + (6.8MB)
Track 13. Wrote He Wrote * (6.1MB)
Track 14. Sophia + (6.9MB)
Track 15. All My Rage + (4.4MB)
Track 16. I Speak Because I Can * (5.7MB)

* songs from the album I Speak Because I Can
+ songs from A Creature I Don’t Know

A Creature I Don’t Know is the third album by British singer-songwriter Laura Marling, released on September 9, 2011. Buy it here.

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  1. 2 Responses to “SINGER-SONGWRITER”

  2. Laura Marling is awesome–it’s amazing she’s not better known in the States (though, admittedly, I’ve personally profited by her lack of popularity by easingly snagging a front row spot to see her at the World Cafe in Philly just a few months back…).

    By YogaforCynics on Apr 2, 2012

  3. Well worth a listen and worthy to be stuck in anyone’s collection. Lets hope she keeps going as there is definitely talent here. Also an excellent sound quality broadcast.

    By Creatist on Apr 4, 2012

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