Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Melanie Martinez Storm Fire TV Stick Grocery Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services Home Theater Setup Plumbing Services Assembly Services Shop all TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin  Amazon Echo Fire HD 6 Kindle Voyage The Walking Dead\ Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by AuctionHuntersTreasureChest and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Hush has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by KV Outlet
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: CD is used; may have minor scratches on CD surface or slightly worn artwork.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.40
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$17.49
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: DVD-PC-GAMES
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Hush
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Hush

22 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, September 26, 2000
"Please retry"
$17.49
$3.70 $0.01
$17.49 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by AuctionHuntersTreasureChest and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Hush + Shushan the Palace: Hymns of Earth
Price for both: $35.38

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

traditonal Celtic and American spirituals (choral Siberry vocals, piano, strings)

Amazon.com

After traversing musical territories spanning everything from dance to jazz to folk, vocalist Jane Siberry sets her sights on American and Celtic spirituals. With hints of the slow, layered vocal style of Walela, Siberry covers such standards as "O Shenandoah," and "The Water Is Wide." Unlike the deep, distinctly velvet soul of the Coolidge sisters, Siberry's singing is little more than pretty. "Pontchartrain," a lonely Irish lament accompanied by piano, evokes some emotion, but there's a sense of detachment in Siberry's vocals. In fact, the entire collection suffers from a soft vocal sheen that lacks soul. Many of the songs chosen here are spiritual hymns or laments, music that's rooted in loss, humility, and storytelling. But there's no sense of melancholy here. It's as if Siberry admires these stories more than truly relates to the pain portrayed. It's also difficult to know whether accompanying vocals, which form an impressive Enya-like pillow around Siberry, are Siberry's duplicated voice or those of other singers. No other vocalists are credited. While such singers as Loreena McKennitt can make us feel the desperate ache in a chilling portrayal of "The Highwayman," Siberry's passion for tradition is not apparent. Hence the listener's left feeling a bit soothed, but somewhat empty. --Karen K.Hugg

See all Editorial Reviews

1. Jacob's Ladder
2. All Through The Night
3. Pontchartrain
4. Streets of Laredo
5. As I Roved Out
6. False False Fly
7. The Water Is Wide
8. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
9. Ol' Man River
10. O Shenandoah

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 26, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sounds True Direct
  • ASIN: B00004X0QU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,945 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William E. Pierce IV on October 6, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Yes, I've admittedly been fascinated with the quirkily, endearingly contagiousness of Jane Siberry's music since my first listen. As with her previous work, this CD is to the ears what fairground funnel cake is to the nose--arresting, sweet, and immediately provacative. But, with Jane, that's just the beginning: as you process the familiar words of these childhood songs with all her too strange harmonies and fun house mirror time warps, she sets off the nerve endings, successfully changing physical waves into emotional excitation. The resulting little shivers of "touch" are the hallmark of only a few musicians and artists. Best of all, hers is an insidiously insider-only message delivered to those whose receptors are tuned to all things left of center. Jane's let you share her secret flipbook scene of the angel's halo tilting ever more wonderfully askew.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeanette Rowe on December 13, 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I differ with the Amazon review of this CD. The emotional level Jane Siberry reveals in Hush comes forth delicately and colorfully as each rendition of the traditional music in Hush is embraced with a sweet reminiscence of hearing and learning these songs in childhood. Her lack of commercialism is to be applauded: just straightforward beautiful music. Hush opened the door for Jane's latest effort, SHUSHAN the Palace, and proves that beautiful music is as everlasting and genuine as those artists who attempt to carry on the tradition of setting the emotion of words and music into song and verse. This highly personalized collection of the songs is a welcome relief for the ears and the soul. The calmness and warmth of this collection left me wanting to hear more. I seriously doubt if any of the corporate labels would have released this CD, which is their loss, and would have been ours have it not been for SHEEBA RECORDS (check out [...] - recordings by Jane Siberry that are listed as "out of print on Amazon, are available there).
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By George Krompacky on July 31, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I like Jane Siberry and I love some of her music. "Hush," though, is an indulgent mess. There are one or two pieces that I like, but they're not enough to justify purchasing the CD. Because, sadly, at least 50% of the cuts are so unbearable I can hardly sit through them. To be precise, they're INTERMINABLE. I have tried to appreciate them, but all I can do is yell at the CD player, "End already!"
The repetition, the layered vocals, the largely absent music...I appreciate minimalism and modernism but this is ridiculous. There is a point where the producer has to step in and say, "Whoa." That didn't happen here.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By topazgirl on March 3, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD is quite unusual. Old hymns and American classics are sung by Jane Siberry in the most unusual way. All are sung slowly, and with tons of harmony (albeit UNUSUAL harmonies) by, I believe, Jane herself. If you're thinking Sweet Adelaides, dont. This is a modern, unusual interpretation of American classics. The entire CD has a lullaby feel, and that's why I really only listen to it at bedtime. But that's also when I can focus and appreciate the unusual harmonies the best.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 24, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The first time I listened to this I absolutely loved it. The second time, I noticed that Jane was having some pitch problems on several of the songs--most noticably on "False False Fly", but also on several of the other songs. Jane has a style of singing where she sometimes slurs into the center value of a note from slightly above or below--it works well on many of her own compositions, but I don't think it works well here.
However, this is the sole flaw on this otherwise perfect disc, and I haven't read any other review anywhere that mentioned it (I suspect that my ears are more irritated by minor pitch errors than most people's). My final recommendation is that if you sometimes are annoyed by vocalists singing off pitch, then you need to avoid this CD--otherwise, if you're looking for a new and creative take on some old classic songs, then you are going to love it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jack on December 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There's no getting around it: Jane Siberry is an artist unto herself. "Hush" is the kind of left field release that leaves admirers like me agog at her daring. After challenging "new age" music paradigms with "When I Was A Boy", then subsequently delivering jazz and then juvenilia albums, she releases an album of reinvigorated spirituals. Granted, her multi-tracked voice and minimal accompaniment lends the songs a certain sameness, but it lends the work cohesion and she's smart enough to arrange and deliver them in sublimely good taste. Although I can't say it's my favourite release of hers, I'm sure it will remain a cherished work I'll return to again and again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Theresa May on September 28, 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I listen to the track "All through the night" almost every night before I go to bed. There is something so soothing about it, and about all the tracks on this cd. Just listening to it makes the cares slip right off your shoulders. Meditation music, stress reliever, whatever you call it, this is it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Merrill VINE VOICE on September 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
OK, I'll admit I would have preferred a bunch of new songs written by Jane Siberry, but "Hush" is certainly an acceptable substitute. The ten tunes she picked for the album are an interesting selection, from traditionals to hymns to campfire songs. The arrangements are delicate yet evocative, creating much of the effect with just Jane's own piano and layered vocals (often in choir-like multi-part harmony). Her musical personality - inquisitive, generous, and a little eccentric - still shows through even with these familiar songs. I'm somewhat amazed at how she takes an oft-recorded and performed number like "The Water Is Wide" and makes it sound fresh with a unique vocal arrangement and a lone oboe (played by Jennifer Weeks, one of only two guest musicians). Even without Jane's liner notes describing the meaning each of these songs has for her, it would be obvious this is a very personal project, and we're fortunate she's shared it with us.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?