Dory Previn: S/D?

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Where do I start?
I'm tempted by 'Mary C. and the Hollywood Sign', but myabe there's a better way to start?

Baaderoni (Fabfunk), Sunday, 17 October 2004 10:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

Hmm, so I gather that no-one's really interested in Dory...

Baaderoni (Fabfunk), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 11:31 (10 years ago) Permalink

I love Dory Previn. I'd recommend 'Mythical Kings And Iguanas' or perhaps 'Live at the Carnegie Hall', which contains an amazing reading of 'Moon Rocks'.

Momus (Momus), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 11:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

I've just discovered a couple of tracks of hers (The Final Flight Of The Hindenburg, The Veterans Big Parade), via the magic of CDR swapsies with a friend in Seattle. Great stuff, which I can't believe has fallen under my radar all these years.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 12:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm a fan of "Live at Carnegie Hall," which is the only recording of DP performing her own material I've heard. Used to be a good "clear the room" type of album for me -- even friends who were seriously into female singer-songwriters didn't feel it. Too showbizzy, which is exactly what's great about it. To me, DP is coming from the burnt-out end of musical extravaganza mythology, where the road leads back inward to Personal Artistic Statement. Randy Newman could have almost gone in this direction. Maybe Bjork still will.

briania (briania), Wednesday, 20 October 2004 14:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...
i can't stop listening to "Lady With The Braid" since i discovered it on Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey's "the Trip" mix. jesus, i love this song.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 17 October 2006 22:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

I only got 'Mary C. and the Hollywood Sign'after that initial investigation, but can't say I'm tempted to dig further...

Baaderonixx in the year of the locusts (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 18 October 2006 07:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

I fell in love with 'Lady with the Braid' when Jarv played it when he stood in for John Peel's Radio 1 slot once years ago. There's a good compilation out, 'In Search of Mythical Kings', which gives a good insight into the different sides of her songwriting...

braveclub (braveclub), Wednesday, 18 October 2006 09:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

"Beware of Young Girls" works extremely well, especially if you know the backstory. And "The Midgets Lament" earns its place next to "The Gnome," "The Elf," "The Laughing Gnome etc. etc.

zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Wednesday, 18 October 2006 15:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

The cosmic irony involved in "Beware of Young Girls" is astounding. The song is Dory Previn's take on twenty-four year old Mia Farrow's home-wrecking, and the fact that the act of husband-thievery came from a seemingly innocent family friend whom she would have never suspect. Well, Mia Farrow did steal Andre Previn away from Dory and the new couple soon adopted a young Korean girl who would go by the name Soon-Yi Previn - the same Soon-Yi who of course would later steal Woody Allen from adoptive mom Mia Farrow.

Cunga, Monday, 13 April 2009 21:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Dory Previn RIP

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tracyanne Campbell will be bereft

le ralliement du doute et de l'erreur (Michael White), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP. Lady with the Braid is all-time.

Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 06:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eerie. I just posted a link to her song "Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign" two days ago in the "women sing about death" thread.

Josefa, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah emil.y played me Lady With the Braid in the outloud.fm room and I've been playing it regularly ever since.

The Invisible Superstars (dog latin), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP Dory.

emil.y, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP. Lady with the Braid is all-time.

― Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL)

this^

one of the greatest songs ever written imo.

RIP Lady.

jed_, Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's just the night cuts through me like a knife (like a knife)
would you care to stay a while and save my life?
would you care to stay a while and save my life?

jed_, Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP. Love "Twenty-Mile Zone" too.

the box cutter killer from the calcutta gutter (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 16 February 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Mr Whisper' as well. That outro cuts me to ribbons. RIP Dory.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Thursday, 16 February 2012 12:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sad news

JacobSanders, Thursday, 16 February 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

What a great songwriter. RIP Dory Previn.

banjoboy, Friday, 17 February 2012 02:00 (2 years ago) Permalink


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