Wendy Webb | Moon On Havana - Vinyl LP

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Moon On Havana - Vinyl LP

by Wendy Webb

COLLECTOR'S CLASSIC 180 gram VINYL - Inspired by visits to Cuba 2007 & 2008. Songs about love and the longing for freedom, themes that mirrored my life at that time. Piano & guitar solo live. Like early Norah Jones, Carole King, Joni Mitchell.
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1. The Way We Are
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2. Foolish Heart
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3. In The Blue Light
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4. Moon On Havana
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5. Rhythm Of Your Love
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6. My Country
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7. Nashville Can Wait
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8. Camden Town
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9. If You Were Here Tonight
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10. The Fall
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
COLLECTOR'S LIMITED EDITION 12” 180 gram VINYL with Lyric Insert. Also available on CD. Photos taken in Cuba.
YouTube video 'MOON ON HAVANA" from 2008 on WendyWebbChannel.

Whether backed by a full band or a few musicians, while accompanying herself on acoustic guitar and piano, Webb’s presence remains authentic and powerful. She has received honors in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Lilith Fair Songwriting Competition. Webb has performed in Cuba, Paris and New York. Originally from Iowa, Webb now resides in Florida.

ALBUM NOTES:
“ I was inspired to make this record after visiting Cuba, a place all about love and the longing for freedom. The songs on Moon On Havana are about my life and my experiences within that context.
All ten songs were recorded in a three day session, mostly first takes, in a seaside cabin on a Florida Indian mound built by contemporaries of the Maya. It’s an ancient place; a pre-Colombian complex of burial mounds, canals and a ceremonial plaza where, for more than two thousand years, people sang songs and told stories. At night alone, sitting at the piano, I felt a powerful connection to the people who built the mounds and who -- according to archaeologists -- fled to Havana in the late 1700s, only to vanish into extinction.
I decided to record in the same space where I had written the songs because I wanted the music and my performance to come alive, unadorned, to be a true representation of what I do. The music is not about an extinct people, it is the voice of my own solitude.
Long after midnight, as I wrote and recorded, it was energizing to know my music floated among the mounds, and could be heard on the dock that inspired the song In The Blue Light. I think the music will speak for itself. ”
-Wendy


AUDIOPHILE RECORDING DATA

These songs were recorded over a three day stretch, almost all first takes, in a cabin atop an Indian Mound on Florida’s Gulf Coast. To do justice to the setting, and to the music, classic recording equipment was employed – a list of which, Audiophiles may find interesting.

MICROPHONES

Vocal: Neumann U87 AI on voice with Focusrite ISA 220 Channel Strip into Manley Vari Mu Compressor

Piano: Stereo Matched Pair Neumann KM 184’s on Mason & Hamlin Model BB 7’ Grand

Guitar: single Neumann KM 184 on Taylor Acoustic 914-CE

We used PreSonus Anthony Demaria Labs ADL 600 Tube Preamp on Piano

Recorded & Mixed by David Arnold at Pineland Fl. & Stump Sound Recording in Louisburg N.C.
Mastered by Kent Bruce and Wolf Stephenson
Malaco Records - Jackson, Mississippi
Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at AcousTech, pressed at RTI


CREDITS

All songs written and performed by Wendy Webb
Lyrics ‘The Fall’ & ‘Nashville Can Wait’ by Mark Keller
Design –r studio, Matlacha
Photography by Randy Wayne White, Cuba & Florida

wendywebbmusic.com
Wendy Webb Publishing - ASCAP
All Rights Reserved.
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REVIEWS of Webb’s 4th album, THIS IS THE MOMENT.

"Platinum plated singer-songwriter AOR of the highest order...Had I not known otherwise, I could easily have been persuaded that that this was some long lost, undiscovered gem from the halcyon era of Laurel Canyon singer-songwriters.'Venus Is Rocking In The Cradle Of The Moon', prompted a vision of Webb as a female Jackson Browne, with the song conjuring, both in its music and lyrics ...the classic moments of 'For Everyman' and 'Late For The Sky". - Fatea Records - UK

"'Eleven gems, and I emphasize the word 'gem'." - Keys & Chords -BE

"This lady has made an album of absolute world class...an absolute must". - Moors Magazine - NL

"High class repertoire, sung with extreme grace and poetry,evocative and heartfelt".- Planet Country -Italy
















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Steve Grendon

A classic Singer Songwriter, a Classic LP
I heard Ms. Webb perform live, recently, and was blown away by her voice, her beauty, her stage presence and, most of all, her soaring musicality and drop-dead gorgeous lyrics, all original, she says, and I believe her because I have heard nothing like it before. The temptation is to compare Ms. Webb to Norah Jones or Joni Mitchell, but that is unfair to all three artists, because they are all powerful and mature and original in their ways. Listening to Moon on Havana is revisiting Ms. Webb on stage, the quality of the music is haunting and true and sometimes mystical -- sort of like meeting the artist in person. I left this review on the CD version but meant to leave it here because I listened to the vinyl and it truly is a classic.
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