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Bar Scott - Parachute


Bar Scott

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A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic

Evoking a much more compelling Sarah McLachlan and the iconic Joni Mitchell (rich, organic melodies and vocal harmonies), Scott's sixth disc weaves a sumptuous musical tapestry, each song even more beautiful than its predecessor.

Written after the death of her three and a half year old son from liver cancer, Scott's piano based songs become meditations on the fragile threads we consistently strain at getting from one end of the day to the next and the small beauties and great loves we miss while on that constricted, linear pursuit. Textured with strings, notably keyboardist David Sancious elegiac arrangement for World on Fire and tempered with Tony Levin's ever fluid bass, Scott, co-producer Kevin Bartlett and engineer David Cook, create a welcoming atmosphere for the weary to stop, rest and listen; either to your own heart or the universal heart beating in all the songs.

Pin-pointing favorite tracks on Parachute is like shredding a whole cloth, but for those of you with short attention spans, start with the opening title track, then try the exquisite Sarah. Then program Come to Me, the above mentioned World on Fire and Oh God. Then be kind to yourself and let the disc play full. You'll hear what I mean.

Other recommended Scott discs include: 2000's Grapes and Seeds; 1995's Confession; and the 2002's live Sweets For The Soul' with Erica Cohn and Jen Starr.

All discs available through CDBaby and

Track List:

  • Parachute
  • More
  • Everyday People
  • Sarah
  • Come to Me
  • Here I Am
  • Blinded by the Love
  • Remember Love
  • World on Fire
  • Oh God
  • Tree
  • Wintertime
  • Valentine
Produced by Bar Scott & Kevin Bartlett

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2006, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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