CD's

Lost Song's

An 18 track collection of previously unreleased songs.

A year or so ago I was cleaning out some cupboards and came across a taped up box I had carried around with me for so long I couldn’t even remember why.

On opening this box (which had done time outside in the garage with the bugs and spiders and was looking a little ragged) I found a whole bunch of DAT and cassette recordings of old live sessions, demos and studio work from 1990 – 2003.

Curious to hear them again, I headed to Stebbing Recording Studio where engineer Steve McGough carefully “baked” the old tapes and then resurrected them as clean, digital files.

On first listen I was just really pleased to hear the tunes again, and then a little sad that most had never been heard outside of the odd live gig, then I was annoyed at my younger self for not having the courage to stand up for these songs at the time.

Why hadn’t they ever been released? Just because me really…. I went through a lot of angst before and after my second album, Tremble. My fear was that I would be written off as rock chick and not appreciated as a songwriter. So post It’s My Sin, I vetoed a lot of really good rock songs.

(In hindsight, stoopid. Now I find myself quite enamoured with the rock sound and really quite like the idea of being able to rock like the best of them.)

I have chosen 18 tracks here and they all have their own story, told in the liner notes. The quality of the sound recordings is as good as it can be. You may find a few glitches and warps but they are what they were.  There is no way of getting back in to the recording studio to change them. The original studio session masters are long gone. I actually quite like the rawness and the honesty of the live recordings and other songs I would probably arrange differently now are perfect in their own imperfect way.

Lost Songs is not made for listening as you would a standard album. If I were to release this as a formal album I would have culled at least 7 songs. This is a collection of tracks I thought worthy of being heard and – even though I did withhold some that didn’t cut it technically – this project was all about putting them out there, warts and all, I make no apologies for any of them.

 

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All Grown Up

All songs written by Jan Hellriegel (Songbroker) except: 8, 13 Jan Hellriegel and Wayne Bell (Native Tongue) – 12 Words Geoff Matthews (Songbroker) Music by Jan Hellriegel and Wayne Bell (Native Tongue).

Nick Gaffaney: Drums. Mark Hughes: Bass. Brett Adams: Lead Guitar. Ben Fulton: Guitars and Acoustic 12 string. Wayne Bell: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Rhodes, Keys. Bells, Percussion, Piano Accordion, Vibes, Loops, and loads of other stuff. Horn and String Arrangements 3, 10, 12: Daniel Denholm. Conducted by Daniel Denholm and recorded at 301, Sydney.

Executive Producer: Geoff Matthews. Produced by Wayne Bell. Assistant Producer: Jan Hellriegel. Recorded at Roundhead Studios, Auckland. March 2009. Engineered and Mixed at Roundhead Studios by Neil Baldock. Assistant Engineers: Ben Knapp and Jol Mullholland. Mastered at Sterling Sound New York by Greg Calbi. Design and good counsel: Andrew B. White. Photography: Cover Shot, Michelle Cutelli – Male. Photography: Back Cover Shot – Lou Treherne. Manufactured by Blind Date Records Limited. Distributed within New Zealand by Rhythm Method.

Critically-acclaimed singer songwriter Jan Hellriegel is back.  The pioneer solo artist of the 90s has returned with a standout new album, All Grown Up – to the delight of fans and music critics alike.

The NZ Herald – Russell Baillie 5*

"This is one big, bold record. The much bigger impression is just how much fire there is to most everything here – Hellriegel’s singing and her words, the playing and the ambitious production ..not only Hellriegel’s best album yet but one the year’s best local releases.” 

The Dominion Post – Simon Sweetman 5*

"Hearing this album was a joy on first listen. But living with it for a few weeks only hints at the continued joy to come – the return of an artist who took the time to be sure she has something to say.  I think that’s pretty special.” 

The Waikato Times – Steve Scott 5*

"All Grown up reveals Hellriegel back, stronger and even more creative than before. All Grown Up is a wondrous return. It is filled with melody, cadence and a powerful balance of textures that will continue to resonate endlessly.”

St Elsewhere – Graham Reid  

"This is an album of great sonic breadth, boast an exceptional production to bring out the brittle country-rock edge of the band in places and gentle settings in others..it is big in every sense… she sounds more confident than she has ever been – she has every reason to be."

 

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Melusine

Melusine written by: Jan Hellriegel (Songbroker), Wayne Bell (Native Tongue) and Anthony Iosa (Sony). Love Me written by: Jan Hellriegel (Songbroker), Wayne Bell (Native Tongue), Anthony Iosa (Sony) and Simon Holloway (Deep Grooves). The Production Unit and Musicians: Jan Hellriegel, Wayne Bell, Anthony Iosa and Simon Holloway. Backing Vocals: Caitlin Smith. Remixes: Greg Churchill and Simon Holloway.

Recorded, mixed and Mastered at Beaver Studios, Auckland, New Zealand. Management: Blackout. Published by Mushroom/Control/Sony/Deepgrooves. Cover: Marissa Findlay. Photography: Tulia Wilson. Styling: Greg Murrell. Hair: Margaret Petchel. Make-up: Thanks to Zambesi.

 

 

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Cassandra's Ears Story

The Cassandra's Ears album on CD. CD artwork includes stories and photos and extensive liner notes about the bands history.

 

 

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