Annabelle Lee

From the Album Follow Me Down
May 17, 2011 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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  • Original Release Date: May 13, 2011
  • Release Date: May 13, 2011
  • Label: Sugar Hill Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Sugar Hill Records, A Welk Music Group Company
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  • Duration: 3:09 minutes
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  • ASIN: B004WSNP76
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,380 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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Listening to it all the time!
Mamabear Cherei
The music and vocals give it a somewhat haunting and mystical feel.
David D.
Jarosz has a really nice voice as well.
Itsoutthere

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Eusebius on May 21, 2011
This song is Jarosz's version of Edgar Allen Poe's Annabell Lee. It is a hauntingly beautiful and Jarosz does it no injustice in her rendition. She has a distinctive alternative/folksy sound that reminds me a little bit of the Decemberists more folksy songs. Jarosz also brings a bit of the folksy sound into some lyric changes to make the song flow a little better and sound more like a folk song and less like a Romantic period poem. some examples of lyric changes are given below:

POE:
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,

Jarosz
Then her wicked brothers came/to steal her away from me

POE:
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Jarosz:
I'll make my bed to the rising tide/in her tomb by the sounding sea

Overall, I think this is a great song and I am definitely going to look into Jarosz's other works. between her haunting voice, catchy, yet timeless, instrumentals she is definitely worth a look
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Guinther on May 21, 2011
I saw Sarah in Plymouth, NH in early November 2010 in a wonderful acoustic venue, Silver Cultural Arts Center, Plymouth State University, and to say I was astounded by her voice, beautiful lyrics and extraordinary poised presence just took my breath away. I went not knowing her music and was justly astounded and have been an avid fan since then, as is my husband. She is a talent the world will see so much more from and her album is just beautiful and so well composed!! I am so pleased to see her doing so well!! So well deserved - just love the album and her music!! Just sold out two Austin shows!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Lichter VINE VOICE on May 21, 2011
Twenty-year-old Texan Sarah Jarosz is a talented young woman. She has a pleasant singing voice, solid string-playing skills (clawhammer banjo on "Annabelle Lee", but she also plays guitar and mandolin elsewhere on her album "Follow Me Down"), and a gift for writing words and music.

Her version of "Annabelle Lee" is a faithful adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem of true, passionate love cut tragically short by death ... or not. The music is her own, and it is unexpectedly urgent and driving, a real contrast to earlier adaptations performed by Harry Belafonte or Joan Baez, for example. The arrangement is simple, with a cello nicely enriching the song's texture. Jarosz's singing is sharp and clean, and the recording quality is impeccable. Very nice.

Jarosz looks to be positioning herself as the next Alison Krauss. Her voice doesn't have the resonance or sweetness of Krauss', but she does have the talent. You don't need to worry about an album of duets with Robert Plant, but I suspect you will be hearing a lot more from Sarah Jarosz.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mamabear Cherei on May 21, 2011
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I love when we are offered an artist that we may not be familiar with.. that every aspect of the lyrics and beat are just perfect for our tastes! I'm not familiar with her.. but, have now added her to my "wish list"! Love the bluegrass feel of this song!! And, the price.. is FREE!!! What a gem!

Snagged this cd at Borders two weekends ago!! OMG!!! Listening to it all the time!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By I.Peters TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 21, 2011
I had not heard of Sarah Jarosz before getting this free song "Annabelle Lee". It is very Bluegrass-flavored both in melody and instrumentation but also adds a certain haunting feeling to it. If you liked the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, I am sure you will enjoy this music as it is very reminiscent of that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Itsoutthere on May 21, 2011
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I'm not a huge fan of country music in general, but this song has a really nice beat that makes it more listenable for me. I've never heard of Sarah Jarosz before, but I just happened to see this and thought, "Well, it's free, why not?" I loved "Annabelle Lee" when I studied it in my English Honors class. This song is very catchy, nice melody and flow. Jarosz has a really nice voice as well. 4.5 stars, and I think it'll grow on me even more.
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