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Alanis Obomsawin - Bush Lady (1985) - New Vinyl 2 Lp 2018 Constellation 180gram Reissue Pressing with Foldout Inserts and Download - Folk / Indigenous / World

Alanis Obomsawin - Bush Lady (1985) - New Vinyl 2 Lp 2018 Constellation 180gram Reissue Pressing with Foldout Inserts and Download - Folk / Indigenous / World

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Street Date: 6/15/18

Bush Lady is the only recording ever made by Alanis Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki First Nations and best known as one of Canada's most accomplished and decorated documentary filmmakers. Less well known is that Obomsawin began her artistic career as a singer-songwriter in the 1960s, part of a broad movement of Indigenous artists from across North America rallying in new assertions of cultural consciousness, political rights, and reckonings with oppressive colonial history. She was invited by Folkways to perform at Town Hall in New York City in the early 1960s and spent that decade primarily identifying as a singer, channeling traditional songs hand-in-hand with modern composition. Twenty years later, amidst her burgeoning film career, Bush Lady was born of sessions sponsored by CBC Radio in 1984. Unsatisfied with these recordings, Obomsawin reclaimed the master tapes, remade the album, and issued it on her own private press in 1988. This unique, profound, magical record has been out of print and gaining cult status ever since. Constellation is honoured to be working with this legendary Canadian cultural icon to issue a newly remastered version of Bush Lady on audiophile 180gram vinyl - and for the first time on CD.

Tracklist

A1 Odana 3:40
A2 Bush Lady 12:49
B1 Of The Earth And Of The Sea 0:25
B2 Théo 16:08
B3 Nzi Waldam 1:06

Credits

  • Arranged By – Dominique Luc Tremblay (tracks: A2), Jean Vanasse (tracks: A1, B1 - B3)
  • Cello – Mario Giroux
  • Design – Leo Yerxa
  • Flute – François Richard 
  • Mixed By – André Riopel (tracks: A1, B1 - B3)
  • Oboe – Marie-France Richard
  • Producer – Alain De Grobois
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Richard Bélanger (tracks: A2)
  • Violin – Dominique Luc Tremblay
  • Written-By, Vocals – Alanis Obomsawin