Country of origin:
Isle of Man (British Isles)
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Under Construction II (demos, 2012); most recent release of studio material, Feminine Logic (2010?)
Christine Collister's site
I bought the 1988 album Mischief [from the time when she was part of a duo called Gregson & Collister], on the basis of a review that compared the duo to the Don Dixon/Marti Jones pairing...Collister's got a smokier voice better suited to an occasional dip into the blues than Jones', though. (email@example.com)
Her first solo album, Live, contains mostly covers, but does include two original songs.
Lyrically...clever, wry, often self-deprecating takes on love/loss. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
1995—Green Linnet Records—GL3106
In the "Folk" or "World" music sections of many U.S. record stores
Recommended for fans of British folk
Christine Collister—guitar and vocals
Rory McFarlane—bass guitar and vocals
This is Christine's solo debut. The two original songs are nice, but in my opinion the strongest songs on the album are the covers, especially Willy Russell's "Easy Terms" and Janis Ian's "Ruby." Christine's rich voice keeps things interesting throughout; her cover of "Human Nature" (yes, the '80s Top 40 hit) is surprisingly successful in its new, bluesier incarnation. (email@example.com)
Christine Collister's DVD entitled Christine Collister xx: Celebrating 20 years in music is available from her website.
Thanks to Marisa Wood for work on this entry.
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