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Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music circles.  The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father.  Since then she has released 20 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by ... Read more in Amazon's Eliza Gilkyson Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 11, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Realiza Records
  • ASIN: B000BHN7LG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,102 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

RetroSpecto is a compilation of unreleased or out of print songs from Eliza's catalog before she signed with Red House Records. Take a trip with Eliza through a myriad of hairstyles and genres that shaped the incredible voice and songwriting of this Grammy-nominated artist. It starts in 1999 and goes back in time to a single she made with her dad, Terry Gilkyson, back in 1959.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Kyle TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 5, 2009
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I've been an Eliza fan since I first heard her sing "Hard Times in Babylon" and I thought I had every album she'd done. "Retrospecto" is an excellent collection of hard to find songs. What drew me to the CD was "Wild Horse" which also appears on a Putumayo CD "Women's Work." When I realized there were 19 other songs here, I grabbed the collection. I'm quite pleased.

Favorites include:

Wild Horse--luminous, you can almost see the wild horse of the singer's dreams

Buffalo Gals--great fun cowgirl song

Her Melancholy Muse--beautiful piano

This is maybe not the best introduction to Eliza. I'd think about "Hard Times in Babylon," "Beautiful World" or perhaps "Land of Milk and Honey", but this is still a great CD if you know her work and love her voice.

Rebecca Kyle, July 2009
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This is a compilation of some of her previously released songs, nearly all of which are favorites of mine. Buffalo gals is, of course, an old song and a bit of a classic. Don't Stop Lovin' Me and Last Dance are love songs. Her Melancholy Muse has a lovely melody which shows off Eliza's light and lilting voice to good advantage. But they're not all sweet and pretty songs. Rosie Strike Back is an angry song of encouragement to a woman who has been abused. Two songs about stars --- one in English and one in Spanish.

I have this on CD and bought it on MP3 to take with me on long car trips. It's a sing-along kind of record.
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