Diamanda Galas - Malediction and Prayer

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The Thrill is Gone

Diamanda Galas’ CD of live covers (of B.B. King, the Supremes, Johnny Cash and Billie Holiday songs, among others) is one of her most accessible works to date. Her screaming, demonic, cacophonous vocal style has been tamed, and throughout Greek anti-ballads to blues, spirituals, and flamencoclassical hybrids, Galas’ voice is shown to be a stunningly flexible instrument. Galas croons, intones, grooves and laments with enormous agility and beauty, and accents her singing with minimalism, classical, blues and improvised piano. “Si La Muerte,” the highlight of this recording, is an old-style Spanish ballad with hints of flamenco vocal rhythm, enhanced by both classical and minimalist piano. 1998’s celebrated Malediction and Prayer is a dynamic, phenomenal recording.. . . . .

Catalog Number: ASP 0984
Release Date: April 5, 1998

Track Listing

  1. Iron Lady
  2. Thrill Is Gone, The
  3. My World Is Empty Without You
  4. Abel Et Cain
  5. Death Letter
  6. Supplica A Mia Madre
  7. Insane Asylum
  8. Si La Muerte
  9. Twenty Five Minutes To Go
  10. Keigome Keigome
  11. I'M Gonna Live The Life
  12. Gloomy Sunday