Mirah with the Black Cat Orche / To All We Stretch the Open Arm
Album: To All We Stretch the Open Arm   Collection:General
Artist:Mirah with the Black Cat Orche   Added:Jun 2005
Label:Yoyo Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-07-31 Pull Date: 2005-10-02
Week Ending: Oct 2 Sep 25 Sep 18 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 21 Aug 14
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 5 3 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 17, 2023: Traditions
Dear Landlord
4. Jul 20, 2006: Sexytime! - with Eran Mukamel
How Sweetly Friendship Binds
2. Jan 26, 2007: college radio
The Light, Monument, Dear Landlord
5. Mar 10, 2006: college radop- rabbi redux
Story of Isaac
3. Oct 18, 2006: Eran Mukamel (Choco Taco)
Dear Landlord
6. Nov 17, 2005: Lost and Found
The Light

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-08-08
indie rock darling tackles a variety of European and American traditional and composed tunes as well as a couple originals. Mirah (on K records) usually does the delicate f vox thing w/ guitar and other rock instruments. Here she has the help of the Black Cat Orchestra (from Seattle). Lots of light drums, strings and acoustic guitar. Songs by Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Kurt Weill and Stephen Foster, among others. Some good stuff in here.
my picks: 2, 5, 10
1. instrumental. spanishy guitar, cello, accordion. light drums
2. guitar, light drums. accordion.
3. med-slow. guitar, accordion, bass. vocals a bit jazzy
4. latin guitar, strings light drums
5. slightly rockier. guitar, stronger drums, accordion, strings
6. sort of a jazzy oom-pah. cabaret?
7. minor sounding/ dissonant, horns, strings
8. instrumental. starts w/ bass and brushed drums. cello. accordion
9. med-fast. a bit of a bossa-nova beat. Italian (?) lyrics.
10. accordion. trad (err Stephen Foster) tunes. harmony vox
11. instrumental. guitar, bass, cello, brushed drums.
12. sort of hot jazz sounding w/ Italian (?) lyrics

Track Listing
1. Per I Morti Reggio Emilia   7. How Sweetly Friendship Binds
2. Monument   8. Si Me Quires Escribir
3. Dear Landlord   9. Si Se Calla El Cantor
4. Story of Isaac   10. Hard Times
5. The Light   11. El Cant Dels Ocells
6. What Keeps Mankind Alive?   12. Bella Ciao