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Let It Die [Import]

Feist Audio CD
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1. Gatekeeper
2. Mushaboom
3. Let It Die
4. One Evening
5. Leisure Suite
6. Lonely Lonely
7. When I Was A Young Girl
8. Secret Heart
9. Inside And Out
10. Tout Doucement
11. Now At Last

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Feist is a Canadian songstress, hailing from Toronto. Her first album 'Let It Die', is produced by Renaud Letang & Gonzales. Feist has been Gonzales' fellow for years. Part of the Canadian collective band, Broken Social Scene, Gonzales convinced her to come to Paris to record this first album. The journey started in an out of time, out of norm atmosphere, whose lush grooves are offset by a thoroughly enjoyable live performance, with members of the Germany via Toronto Kitty-Yo crew such as Peaches, Gonzales, & Taylor Savvy. Features 11 tracks including the singles 'Mushroom' & 'One Evening'. Universal.

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Canadian singer Leslie Feist has served as a guest vocalist for Norwegian folkies Kings of Convenience, Toronto power-pop troupe Broken Social Scene and - under the frightening name 'Bitch Lap-Lap' - the hairy female rapper Peaches. But her unruly resume hardly prepares you for the emotionally rich, softy sensual music on her major label debut. Moving from tortured torch songs such as "Lonely Lonely" to pulsating originals like "Mushaboom", it also contains stunning remakes of Ron Sexsmith's "Secret Heart" and the Bee Gees' "Inside and Out," tunes Feist not only makes her own but effectively uses to dissect her romantic desolation. "Don't you wish we could forget that kiss?" she smolders on the title track. Not in this lifetime. --Aidin Vaziri --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let it live Jan. 1 2006
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Does Leslie Feist sound familiar?

If she does, it's because of her musical resume, which includes Canadian indie-popsters Broken Social Scene, rapper Peaches and the Kings of Convenience. That sort of resume also makes you wonder: what will her second solo album, "Let It Die," sound like?

Well, this is what it sounds like: Stripped down, sensual pop music, with a little bit of jazz and trip-hop around the edges. It kicks off with only an acoustic guitar, before Feist jumps in like an orphaned torch singer who wants you to hear her. "Well it's time to begin/as the summer sets in/It's the scene you set for new lovers," she croons.

From there on, Feist doesn't even slow down. She ventures into cheery, catchy pop like "Mushaboom," sensual slow ballads, rippling trippy songs, and smooth torch songs. There's even -- surprisingly -- a cover of the Bee Gees' "Inside And Out," which she gives a funky spin, and a delicately catchy cover of Ron Sexsmith's underrated "Secret Heart."

Additionally, there are several bonus tracks, including a remix and a piano version of one song. But these aren't quite up to the level of the main body of music here. Pretty, yes, but not outstanding.

Feist's music isn't the sort that sets off fireworks and sets you raving about how much fun it is, quality be damned. "Let It Die" is the sort of album that is periodically hailed as being the real deal -- no studio tricks, only a dab of musical polish, and strong reliance on good songwriting and tunes rather than hooks. In other words, this is not a studio creation, but pure music.

But if the music is lovely, Feist is even better. Her vocals are front-and-center, and she makes good use of them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing March 29 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
i love this cd so much. its just amazing in the way that it can just take you up, up away from daily life. it just makes you so happy its ridiculous. even if you don't like lo-fi music, you'll still fall for it because of her flowy voice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Let it live March 4 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
If Lesie Feist sounds familiar, it's because of her musical resume -- it ranges from Canadian indie-popsters Broken Social Scene to female rapper Peaches to the Kings of Convenience. That sort of resume also makes one wonder -- what will her solo debut, "Let It Die," sound like?

The answer: Stripped down, sensual pop music, with a touch of jazz and trip-hop around the edges. It kicks off with only the strums of an acoustic guitar, before Feist jumps in like an orphaned torch singer. "Well it's time to begin/as the summer sets in/It's the scene you set for new lovers," she croons.

From there on, Feist doesn't even slow down. She ventures into cheery, catchy pop like "Mushaboom," sensual slow ballads, rippling trippy songs, and smooth torch songs. There's even -- surprisingly -- a cover of the Bee Gees' "Inside And Out," which she gives a funky spin, and a delicately catchy cover of Ron Sexsmith's underrated "Secret Heart."

The flavour of Feist's music isn't the sort that sets off fireworks and sets you raving about how much fun it is. "Let It Die" is the sort of album that is periodically hailed as being the real deal -- no studio tricks, little musical polish, and a reliance on good songwriting and tunes rather than hooks. In other words, pure music.

The star of the music is Feist herself; her vocals are front-and-center, and she proves herself a rare kind of singer. No "American Idol" vocal explosions, no hyperdramatics. Instead, Feist flexes her vocals in all sorts of different ways -- breathy, husky, ethereal and coy, and and moving along with the music in perfect sync.

Not that Feist's good voice doesn't mean that the music isn't also good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Let it live Feb. 22 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
If Lesie Feist sounds familiar, it's because of her musical resume -- it ranges from Canadian indie-popsters Broken Social Scene to female rapper Peaches to the Kings of Convenience. That sort of resume also makes one wonder -- what will her second solo album, "Let It Die," sound like?

The answer: Stripped down, sensual pop music, with a touch of folk, jazz and trip-hop around the edges. It kicks off with only the strums of an acoustic guitar, before Feist jumps in like an orphaned torch singer. "Well it's time to begin/as the summer sets in/It's the scene you set for new lovers," she croons.

From there on, Feist doesn't even slow down. She ventures into cheery, catchy pop like "Mushaboom," sensual slow ballads, rippling trippy songs, and smooth torch songs. There's even -- surprisingly -- a cover of the Bee Gees' "Inside And Out," which she gives a funky spin, and a delicately catchy cover of Ron Sexsmith's underrated "Secret Heart."

The flavour of Feist's music isn't the sort that sets off fireworks and sets you raving about how much fun it is. "Let It Die" is the sort of album that is periodically hailed as being the real deal -- no studio tricks, little musical polish, and a reliance on good songwriting and tunes rather than hooks. In other words, pure music with no gimmicks.

The star of the music is Feist herself; her vocals are front-and-center, and she proves herself a rare kind of singer. There are no "American Idol" vocal explosions, no hyperdramatic wailing. Instead, Feist flexes her vocals in all sorts of different ways -- breathy, husky, ethereal and coy, and and moving along with the music in perfect sync.

Not that Feist's good voice doesn't mean that the music isn't also good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I love Feist's lyrics and she has a distinctive different voice and music. The whole package is a delight to listen to.
Published 20 months ago by M. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh Feist...
I'm not going to lie, I have a crush on Feist and this CD did nothing to lessen it. I now have Let It Die, The Reminder, and Metals. Read more
Published on Sept. 22 2012 by Seamus
5.0 out of 5 stars Real
I liked this album more than her next one (the reminder) because it sounded more true to Fiest to me. Read more
Published on Dec 10 2008 by Original D
2.0 out of 5 stars Vaguely mediocre.
For people who love Feist, I apoligize. I simply do not think her music lives up to the hype. All her songs seem to teeter on the edge of profound, only to crash back into... Read more
Published on July 4 2007 by Emily M. Hemmings
4.0 out of 5 stars Accidental Treasure
I saw that Feist was doing a show in my town, so I thought I'd check out her music to see if I wanted to go.

After listening to one track, I bought my ticket. Read more
Published on June 28 2006 by Shiloh
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Canadian Women
This CD blew my socks off! So centred and honest - it was a treat to discover and anyone who likes well written, thoughtful music with happy melodies will enjoy this album. Read more
Published on May 23 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Super!
I read a lot of music reviews and buy a CD or two each week. I think this is my favorite CD of the year. Sounds a bit like Norah Jones but I prefer Feist. Highly recommended.
Published on Feb. 23 2006 by Thinks-he's-an-expert Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
Any album that has a cover of Blossom Dearie's 'Now At Last' gets my approval. Her parents must have had 'Eclectic Circus' playing in the background while she was growing up. Read more
Published on Feb. 19 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars nice!
I don't normally listen to this kind of music, but when I heard the Inside and Out remake, I was amazed by its simplicity and creativity. Read more
Published on Nov. 1 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!
This album contains some of the best material and arrangements I have heard in years!. Catchy tunes and lots of fun to listen too. Read more
Published on Sept. 20 2005
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