Album Review:The Devil I Once Knew by Heidi Saperstein

Album Name: The Devil I Once Knew
Artist: Heidi Saperstein
Year/Label: 2001 / Kimchee Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Heidi Saperstein sings like she has molten lava in her veins instead of blood. The intensity of her music is comparable to that of her guest vocalist Thalia Zedek.

Musically her alternative rock wanders into a territory often occupied by PJ Harvey. The title track puts a new spin on the phrase “better the devil you know”. “Put Our Lips Toghether” is a sweet love song to someone who “wears a ten gallon hat and a ten gallon smile”. Saperstein and Zedek’s meeting on “Shakin” is a strong tonic.

This record is not an easy listen but it’s beauty makes it worth the time it takes to get into it.

Posted on December 2, 2001

Track Listing
1. Away
2. The Devil I Once Knew
3. Put Our Lips Together
4. Big Mama
5. Sister 2
6. Ten
7. Lady Killer
8. Shakin
9. Sister Split
10. Cello
11. The Night

[Heidi Saperstein Official Site]


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