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Tripping With Wanda Tripping With Wanda CD (2002)
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Church Of Betty music CDs Track Listing of songs: Flowers Pushing Up; Cross of Gold; Electric Chair; Birthday Song; Dirty Waters; Magic Key; Tammy Show, The; Crystal Ball; Ampersand; Tripping with Wanda; I Smoke You Jack; Down and ...
Fruit On The Vine Fruit On The Vine CD (1999)
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Church Of Betty discography In the 35 years or so since George Harrison began incorporating elements of classical Indian music to western pop songs there have been very few groups to carry the torch, mostly due to the subtlety of Indian music and the deep understanding necessary to pull it off. Chris Rael of Church of Betty has this understanding, having spent time traveling and making field recordings in India and Nepal, as well as studying sitar and classical vocal music in India. That being said, make no mistake, this is a rock album. The tunes all belong to the pop song form, but are never far from a classical Indian melodic sensibility. The way Rael uses Hindustani singing techniques and melodies so effortlessly is really quite amazing. Although sitar and tabla lead some of the songs, others, like "Fruit on the Vine," are more grounded in western instrumentation. Even so, there are melodic flourishes that clearly point to India. When Indian instruments come to the forefront, they are fully incorporated and integral to the music, not merely exotic trappings. A string section is tastefully employed on several tracks, adding an understated lush quality. The lyrics are generally optimistic, celebrating life and natural beauty in a way that never seems sappy or overtly hippie-psychedelic. In the end, dissection and analysis are almost a disservice to Church of Betty; so complete is their vision. This is a true East-West fusion of the highest order. ~ Sean Westergaard Church Of Betty is a New York City band that incorporates the best elements of prog-rock, psych, and rhythm driven Indian classical music. Comparisons to artists ranging from XTC to Todd Rundgren have been bandied about. Dubbed by Magnet magazine as purveyors of "urban psychedlia", THE VILLAGE VOICE recently proclaimed that Church of Betty leader, Chris Rael, "pulls off the raga-rock gambit better than any Western guitar guy, ever." And COVER magazine notes that Church of Betty delivers the goods "without coming off like drippy neo-hippies." Produced by Chris Rael and longtime collaborator Danny Kadar and featuring 12 guest musicians, Fruit on the Vine finds Church of Betty taking on the broad palette that makes up their signature sound, from the Indian folk pulse of the album's opener, The Magic In You to the proggy-psych-pop of Tail End of A Dream to the orchestrated and lush Monolith. Also featured is a track entitled Deep in the Ocean. This track, a fan favorite from Church of Betty's live shows, is a solo performance from tabla player, Deep Singh. Recorded at Vinger Hill Sound, Brooklyn, New York. Church Of Betty: Chris Rael (vocals, guitar, sitar, autoharp, keyboards, vibraphone, bass); Ed Pastorini (vocals, guitar, ...


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Church Of Betty Songs

Popular or famous Church Of Betty music songs: Down and Out in New York City, Empty Glass, Flowers Pushing Up, Ampersand, Dirty Waters, Guruji, Red Line. More music songs Tripping With Wanda, Fruit On The Vine, I Swim in You, Ruby, Electric Chair, Cross Of Gold, Crystal Ball, Monolith, I Smoke You Jack. More music songs Night Logic, Tammy Show, Skin of the Ocean, Deep in the Ocean. See All Songs


Church Of Betty CD discography Key Personnel

Member NameWorked With
Paul ShapiroLou Reed, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Phillip Johnston, Antony & The Johnsons, Steven Bernstein, Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Majek Fashek, Khaled
Dan LevineLinda Eder, Bruce Springsteen, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Big Crazy Energy New York Band, Philip Chaffin, Coheed & Cambria, Crazy Mary, Jamie DeRoy
Cindy Rickmond



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