Sunday, June 12, 2005

A couple of Steely Dan covers from Storyhill

Storyhill: One is Chris Cunningham and the other one's named John Hermanson

That "magic" new way of buying music; iTunes, was finally available here in Sweden, and I decided to check it out. The local Swedish sites so far have been a meagre sight if you want anything but the latest hits. And you know you do!

iTunes do serve up a larger number of artists and songs, but I doubt if there will ever be a legal site with the diversity and range between the most pupular and the uttely strange that almost each and every illegal site seem to offer.

One of my searches was for "Steely Dan" and I found two tracks by a group called Storyhill. From an album titled
"Duotones: A Tribute To The Duos Of The 70s". Acoustic versions of "Dirty Work" and "Reelin' In The Years" that I immediately added to the RD playlist.

Looking for more ino on Storyhill I found out that it's a duo from Montana that's been around since the late 80s and are back together again after a short break between 1997 and 2001.

Their sound recalls the harmonious interplay of Simon & Garfunkel; the pained, plaintive sound of Cat Stevens; and the acoustic juice of the Indigo Girls."
--Billboard Magazine

Not only have they been around for +15 years, but they've released 11 CDs so far. The easiest way to get them is through Peppermint where you can listen to short previews of the music as well.

I did like the folky versions of
"Dirty Work" and "Reelin' In The Years". And you can hear them on RadioDupree.

More on Storyhill here:

Listen and buy:

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