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Barefoot Contessa


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Moody, bluesy, pop with a slight country touch

Status:

Final release, Oh, The Sweet Power! (2000)

See also:

Singer Helene Dineen's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Elysian Fields, Sharkboy, Mazzy Star, Cowboy Junkies

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional covers

General comments:

Highly recommended to Elysian Fields fans is anything by a group called Barefoot Contessa, who have a similar slow, languid style. a bit more lo-fi, but still dreamy and terribly laid back. (adamk@zoom.co.uk)

Recommended first album:

Any

Recordings:

  • Barefoot Contessa (1995)
  • You Can't Go Home Again (1996)
  • Blues for a Honey (1999)
  • Oh, The Sweet Power! (2000)

Oh the sweet power!

Release info:

2000—Indie 500 Records

Availability:

U.K.

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Helene Dineen, Graham Gargiulo

Comments:

Barefoot Contessa, Oh the sweet power! is a beguiling thing if a bit short. Fans of Mazzy Star and the Cowboy Junkies should take heed. The version of the traditional song "Silver Dagger" runs chills down my spine. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

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