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11:11 eleven eleven

by Regina Spektor

THIS CD IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON iTUNES... Little songs...Some crude. Some touching. Stories as seen through the keyholes and windows of New York City by a young red haired singer/pianist... inspired by Mozart, The Beatles, Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan...
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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1. Love Affair
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2. Rejazz
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3. Back of a Truck
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4. Buildings
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5. Marry Ann
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6. Flyin
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7. Wasteside
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8. Pavlov's Daughter
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9. 2.99 Cent Blues
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10. Braille
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11. I Want to Sing
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12. Sunshine
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...ONLY AVAILABLE ON iTUNES...


Regina Spektor is a New York based singer/ songwriter/ pianist. Born in Moscow, USSR, she has been described as a "monkey". She has also been described as "a girl". And also "ummmmmmmm".

The CD 11:11 is full of pop, jazz, and blues influences.

Recorded by Richie Castellano, with Chris Kuffner on bass.

Regina performs in many small NYC venues. Mostly in the East Village, in the Anti Folk world. She is a regular in places like The Livingroom (Allen St.) and Sidewalk Cafe(6th St. and Ave. A)

She says "Hi".

Life inside the music box ain't easy
the malots hit the gears are always turning
and everyone inside the mechanism
is yearning
to get out
and sing another melody completely
so different from the one they're always singing
i close my eyes and think that i have found me
but then i feel mortality sorround
i want to sing another melody
so different from the one i always sing
...but when i do the dishes.....
i run the water very very very hot
and then i fill the sink to the top with bubbles of soap
and then i set all the bottle caps i own afloat
and it's the greatest voyage in the history of plastic
and then i slip my hands in and start to make waves
and then i dip my tongue in a take a taste
it tastes like soap but it doesn't realy taste like soap
and then i lower in my whole mouth and take a gulp
...and start to feel mortality sorround me
i close my eyes and think that i have found me
but life inside the music box ain't easy
the malots hit the gears are always turning
and every one inside the mechanism
is yearning to get out
is yearning to get out
is yearning to get out...


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lisa

Early Regina---exquisite, addictive.
I love all these songs: Back of a Truck, Buildings, Braille, and especially Pavlov's Daughter. That song is quintessential Regina: intriguing slice of life, potent allusion (Pavlov's dogs), dark humor, sadness, vocal pyrotechnics, and absolutely brillant music. If you started (as I did) listening to Regina with Begin to Hope, you will be delighted to unearth this wonder from the dawn of recorded Regina.

lisa

Early Regina---exquisite, addictive.
I love all these songs: Back of a Truck, Buildings, Braille, and especially Pavlov's Daughter. That song is quintessential Regina: intriguing slice of life, potent allusion (Pavlov's dogs), dark humor, sadness, vocal pyrotechnics, and absolutely brillant music. If you started (as I did) listening to Regina with Begin to Hope, you will be delighted to unearth this wonder from the dawn of recorded Regina.

CD Baby


Soaring vocally, quirky pianowise, like a more schooled version of Fiona Apple. Little original songs. Crude? Touching? Stories as seen through the keyholes and windows of New York City by a young red haired singer/pianist... inspired by Mozart, The Beatles, Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan.

azriel

the bottled essence of underdeveloped potential
Please note: by underdeveloped I do not mean underproduced. probably. And if I do, it's entirely in the best way possible. Underproduction is the only thing that makes a song on the radio stand out in these times (as if any of these songs would ever be found on a radio... hahahah). Please also note that as of now I am listening to this cd for the third time, so my opinion is just that and first impressions.

By underdeveloped I mean it seems as if Regina sat down in the studio one day with maybe two or three other people (sound engineers etc included, as there's only one other musician on the CD) and played these twelve songs and out popped an album exactly as it chanced to happen that day. While this certainly does have its intrigue, I think the album would be better off with a little thought, rearrangement, extra touches. I personally think Braille would make a much better ending than Sunshine.

On the other hand, the ability to play music basically solo is flooringly impressive, and of course, you could rearrange the songs however you like and burn a shiny new CD for yourself. In the end, my quibbles are extremely minor and I think this CD is going to have a place in my collection for as long as I can forsee.

Rick

11:11 makes you want to hear her play it live.
11:11 is raw in comparison with Ms. Spektor's more recent work. The music thrives in moments of surprise like modern and post-modern classical, it moves and responds within itself like a tight jazz ensemble, in moments it has the punch of punk, in other moments it is as languid as a seventeen year old spending a day listening to CDs. It is obviously not pure studio work--the CD leaves you wanting it live.

Indiefan

really pretty
really pretty music all around.

enrico

keep independent music alive, buy from mp3tunes.com not itunes.com
this is a truly great cd, as are all the other releases by regina. i just wanted to encourage people thinking of buying this cd to spend their money at mp3tunes.com! keep independent music alive and steer clear of itunes.com whenever you can!!
-enrico

me too

kind of shocking
everytime I hear regina I lose my head. she's the kind of songwriter whose songs invade places in you that you never think about, by choice or by instinct. Her melodies are masterful, and she is a very inventive pianist with leanings toward a refreshing simplicity, her vocal percussion is pretty much inimitable, and she is a very modest and endearing performer. I can't listen to her too often because her music is so intimate, but this cd is an important one. Regina is a strange genius.
I'm really excited about her new cd, due out sometime this summer (?), which is bound to have songs like "Sampson," "yo girl don't make me take off my belt," "Lachrymosa," and "Hans Christian Anderson."

JessMastriani81

veeery good
Hey!I love the songs of Regina.But I can't buy 11:11 , cause I live in Germany!!!Can anyone send the song BRaille to www.j.mastriani81@hotmail.de???
Thanks!!!

Jess

Jordan

Incredible
This is one Incredible Cd. Reginas smooth sultry vocals blend seemlessly with her uniquie songwriting style. her songwriting is very unique and with every track, you get something new! I have not removed this cd from my player!!!!
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