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Joan As Police Woman

The Classic

Play It Again Sam


Released: 10th Mar 2014



Released: 10th Mar 2014


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new york’s dazzlingly original joan wasser unveils a collection of quirky, eclectic pop songs that take inspiration from the sound & atmosphere of classic soul albums.

wasser has looked to the legacies of aretha franklin, tammy terrell & marvin gaye to create an album that marries her emotional lyrics with lush, upbeat arrangements. reggie watts & joseph arthur pop up on the album’s joyful doo-wop accapella title track. watts can also be heard scatting on ‘holy city’, a motown influenced number inspired by new love & a trip to jerusalem. elsewhere on the album other ‘classic’ influences are audible, such as the barry white-esque sensuality of ‘good together’ & the gentle reggae of album closer ‘ask me’. for fans of cat power, st.vincent & feist. "a deeper turn into a sparse, less hurried take on '60s southern soul" 4/5 - q "a fascinating & rich record" - nme.

The Classic

  1. Witness
  2. Holy City
  3. The Classic
  4. Good Together
  5. Get Direct
  6. What Would You Do
  7. New Year’s Day
  8. Shame
  9. Stay
  10. Ask Me