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Hard Rain

Barb Jungr

Hard Rain

...great original interpretations
KLDB1 (Kristalyn Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
Blowin' In The Wind

Blowin' In The Wind

Composer Bob Dylan
Soloist Barb Jungr
04:43 Play $1.70
2
Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

Composer Leonard Cohen
Soloist Barb Jungr
03:55 Play $1.70
3
Who By Fire

Who By Fire

Composer Leonard Cohen
Soloist Barb Jungr
03:54 Play $1.70
4
Hard Rain

Hard Rain

Composer Bob Dylan
Soloist Barb Jungr
04:32 Play $1.70
5
First We Take Manhattan

First We Take Manhattan

Composer Leonard Cohen
Soloist Barb Jungr
06:16 Play $3.40
6
Masters of War

Masters of War

Composer Bob Dylan
Soloist Barb Jungr
07:07 Play $3.40
7
Its Alright Ma

Its Alright Ma

Composer Bob Dylan
Soloist Barb Jungr
06:24 Play $3.40
8
1000 Kisses Deep

1000 Kisses Deep

Composer Leonard Cohen
Soloist Barb Jungr
06:55 Play $3.40
9
Gotta Serve Somebody

Gotta Serve Somebody

Composer Bob Dylan
Soloist Barb Jungr
07:25 Play $3.40
10
Land Of Plenty

Land Of Plenty

Composer Leonard Cohen
Soloist Barb Jungr
06:14 Play $3.40
11
Chimes of Freedom

Chimes of Freedom

Composer Bob Dylan
Soloist Barb Jungr
09:24 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 67 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
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Often referred to as ‘the politicised chansonnier' and long regarded as ‘one of the best interpreters of Bob Dylan alive' (Village Voice, NY) on 'Hard Rain', Jungr has deliberately chosen Dylan's hardest hitting political songs and Leonard Cohen's most extraordinary songs of conscience and given them her own unique interpretation. This album is exclusive to Linn in Studio Master.

Licensed for download from Kristalyn Records.

Download includes - cover art

All of the arrangements on the album are by Barb and her long-standing collaborator and accompanist, the pianist Simon Wallace, who also produced the album. And, Barb's selection for 'Hard Rain' reflects her despair with the political times that we live in and she has deliberately chosen songs that resonate as strongly today as they did when they were originally written: 'Blowin' In The Wind' is now 51 years old and its sentiments are as relevant today as they ever were.  

Barb states: 'The space in between has always been my default position. Between song and singer, lyric and music, arrangement and performance. So I am amazed to be so clear about this collection. I knew right from the start it was all the tougher songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen that I wanted to sing. I knew there was somehow a through thread to them - that the world they described and the actions they rejected and celebrated were of as much importance today as the day those songs were penned. There's something in both writers that transcends the material itself, as though the words and music have powers beyond the paper and the groove, beyond the voice and the piano. So I'm entering a new decade with singing a clutch of special songs that have moved and shaken, caressed and struck me. I hope you'll love the glorious music of both of these writers as much as I do....if that's possible.... and let's watch the dawn of the new day together.'

5 stars 'Jungr's mastery of jazz and cabaret vocal arts is undisputed.' The Independent

'The most literate of singers, Jungr is the perfect interpreter of this kind of material.' The Times

8/10: 'Superlative arrangements refresh songs as daunting as "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" and "First We Take Manhattan".  To give such standards precious new life is quite some achievement.' Uncut

4 stars 'Investing everything she sings with telling insight, Jungr's complete affinity with the material lends the collection a galvanising power.' Jazzwise

'Jungr's attention to timbre and nuance brings new depth to every syllable.' The Sunday Times

'Jungr puts her own spin on some of the most loved music by singer / songwriters Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen...Jungr is a very expressive singer.' BMans Blues Report

'It's a fierce and poignant interpretation of some of the twentieth century's most powerful calls to arms.' Beige Magazine 

'This is not an album from the perspective of age old politics. This is Barb knowing full well a sharp lyric and musical point can be done afresh. And in creating a real performance of an album, Barb's Hard Rain show is an utterly immersive and special thing.' Mark O'Connell

Produced by Simon Wallace
Recorded and mixed at Underhill Studios by Simon Wallace
Tracks 4 + 7 mixed by Simon Wallace and Richie Stevens
Arranged by Simon Wallace and Barb Jungr
Mastered by Dick Beetham at 3670 Mastering

Bass: Neville Malcolm
Bass on tracks 1, 3, 8 + 10: Steve Watts
Percussion: Gary Hammond
Shakuhachi: Clive Bell
Talking drum and additional percussion: Richard Oletunde Baker
Piano, hammond organ and synthesisers: Simon Wallace
Vocals: Barb Jungr

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19 July 2014 to 02 August 2014
North America
The Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Center, Conneticut, USA
Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan The O'Neill Cabaret Conference

09 August 2014 to 09 August 2014
England, London
Vortex Jazz Bar, London, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014
Northern Ireland
TBA, Corby, Northern Ireland
Deep Roots Tall Trees - 136 Flags with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014
England, London
Crazy Coqs, London, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr and friends

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014
England
The Courthouse, Otley, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

14 September 2014 to 14 September 2014
England
The Brunswick, Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

18 September 2014 to 18 September 2014
England
Komedia, Bath, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014
England
New Greenham Arts Centre, Newbury, England, United Kindom
Barb Jungr special

30 September 2014 to 30 September 2014
England, London
Crazy Coqs, London, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

01 October 2014 to 05 October 2014
England, London
Crazy Coqs, London, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

28 October 2014 to 09 November 2014
North America
59E59th Theatres, Theater B, New York, USA
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: The songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

21 November 2014 to 21 November 2014
England
The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, England, United Kingdom
Barb Jungr Hard Rain: the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen