Laura Jean - Our Swan Song

10th Anniversary Numbered Vinyl LP Record + Download

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Our Swan Song is the debut album by Australian folk singer songwriter Laura Jean, originally released in May 2006 via Unstable Ape Records.

Laura Jean originates from Melbourne, Australia and is known for her classically inspired folk songs, often using a range of orchestral instruments.

Her debut album, Our Swan Song, garnered critical acclaim upon release, receiving high rotational support from community and alternative radio stations such as Triple J. She received high exposure when Snow Patrol, fans of her, asked her to sing Martha Wainwright's part in the song “Set The Fire To The Third Bar” during their two Australian tours in 2007.

Here is an extract from the Chapter Music website about the 10th Anniversary vinyl release:

“Released in 2006 by Unstable Ape Records, and reissued on CD by Scotland Yard in 2008, the lush, pastoral Our Swan Song announced Laura Jean as a powerful new voice in Australian music.

Here’s what Laura has to say about the album.

“When I listen to Our Swan Song I hear different aspects of my early 20s experience jostling for space – I am revelling in my deeply romantic nature, guarding my budding sexuality with riddles and myth, then suddenly my pragmatism and strength burst through and I’m rioting against the limits placed upon me as a young female songwriter in the still primitive early 2000s Australian music industry. Always, the push and pull is tempered by a contemplative stillness that is ever present in my work.

On Our Swan Song this thematic jostling is evident in my voice, still relaxing into itself, and my songs, sometimes meanings obscured by youthful self-consciousness. Thankfully I have some experienced and generous collaborators. The playful and responsive double bass playing of Alex Miller is the voice that answers my questions, the dimensional arrangements of Wally Gunn provide a reverent atmosphere and the sensitive and strange production of Simon Grounds make the album hit a mark square on, albeit an idiosyncratic one.

I am so proud that after all these years and all those tears I am still here, speaking my heart, singing my song.” – Laura Jean

This album is released on vinyl for the very first time!

Check out the tracks:  I’m a Rabbit, I’m a Fox”; “The Ferry”; “It’s Supposed To Be Summer” “Reissue Trailer”.

This LP record is a limited 10th Anniversary edition of 500 individually signed and hand numbered records on black vinyl, with an insert featuring new liner notes, lyrics and photos, and a digital download code, pressed in Australia via Chapter Music.

(0934334405371)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

The Hunter's Ode

4:16

A2

The Mid-Way

4:14

A3

A Good Thing

3:54

A4

I Don't Know

3:14

A5

The Ferry

3:19

A6

I'm a Rabbit, I'm a Fox

3:53

B1

It's Supposed To Be Summer

4:07

B2

Paradise Lost

4:32

B3

Happiness

4:53

B4

Solace

4:16

B5

Our Swan Song

3:33

SKU 0934334405371
Record Label Chapter Music
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number CH133LP
Country AU - Australia
Release Date (Year) 02 February 2018
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 2006
Barcode # 0934334405371
Shipping Weight 0.2650kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Digital Download Code, 10th Anniversary Reissue of Laura Jean's Debut Album, First Time On Vinyl, Limited to 500 Individually Numbered and Autographed Copies
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Folk
Genre Folk Pop
Genre Indie Folk
Format VINYL LP

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