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Something Fierce [Double CD, Original recording]

Marian CallAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 1, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Original recording
  • Label: CD Baby
  • ASIN: B005WM70B8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Folk-jazz storytelling with a shot of cosmic espresso November 14, 2011
By Blue
Format:Audio CD
Marian Call's music tells stories about love and loss and travel and hard work and many, many cups of coffee. She takes you into space (twice) and takes you to the rocks around the rim. She's with you on the sidewalk in the morning when you're walking just as fast as you can to get to that very first cup of the day, and on the edge of that party where you're standing against the wall and not knowing why nobody is talking to you and kinda not wanting any of them to talk to you either. And she's with you for every guy who said he would and said he would and said he would and then didn't.

The musical style is part folk and part jazz and part cosmic and part torch song and there's even one part that's a bit Muppet. Pick a sample and listen. See what story you get.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazingly beautiful album November 15, 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is definitely an album that rewards repeat listening and paying close attention to the text. One thing that I find fascinating about the music of Marian Call is that I often grow to like those songs that I do not immediately fall in love with the most; initially, the serene ballad "Anchorage" for example did not do much for me, but now it is a song that always puts me in a peaceful state of mind. The first time I listened to "Whistle While You Wait", I did not pay much attention to the lyrics, and the song was nice, but it did not blow me away; when I did listen to her words, it quickly became one of my favorite songs by her.

This is not to say that the songs that I liked from the first note have less depth or that I lose interest in them, but I do think that I prize this process of by and by discovering the things that i love about a song and slowly letting it get its hooks in my heart.

Consequently, I have no recommendation of a single song about which I'd say "Listen to this and it will convince you to buy the album!" My recommendation would be to listen to a few previews, and if the overall sound sounds like something you might like, buy this album. When you have it, take an evening where you sit in an armchair with a nice hot coffee, or tea, or hot chocolate, and then close your eyes and get to know the songs. And if there is one that seems seems to stand a bit apart from you and the songs with which you could immediately just talk the night away, go over to it and get to know it a little better. You might just have found a new friend for life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rawr. November 14, 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album has weight. It's overflowing with clever, rich material and it's clear that Marian put a big part of her heart into this work. It's revealing in a trusting and fragile way, music that makes you think and stir and hop.

This is music for everyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart and talented! November 14, 2011
Format:Audio CD
For those of you who have discovered Marian Call's combination of jazzy, folky, geeky music, know that this album is easily her strongest yet. She fills every song with passion, whether for outer space, geek culture, or her adopted home of Alaska, and it shines through. A delight, give it a try!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful progression November 14, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Vanilla, Call's previous "serious" effort was a great album, but this follow up takes her to a whole new level. The songs are more varied, more confident, and the production is note perfect. Nothing can match the energy of her live performances, but this is probably as close as you can get. Highly, highly recommended.

PS: Also, bear in mind that Marian Call is a true indie. If that's not worth supporting, I don't know what is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly good November 14, 2011
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I have been following Marian Call on recommendation from Phil Plait (The Bad Astronomer) and because I liked her "Nerd Anthem". When she announced an upcoming album (this one, Something Fierce), I thought, why not, I like to support struggling singer-songwriters.

I was completely amazed at how really really good and engaging this album was. Far surpassing all of her previous albums. I put it on my iTouch. When I drove to NJ, I played it once on the way up and twice on the way back. Mr. Darcy is my favorite (and she even has a video to go with it on yourube). I have not been much of a fan of jazz, but this is opening a new vista. Her voice has matured. Strong, confident and spot-on. The timing and rhythms hold my attention. Definitely my favorite for 2011.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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2 and 1/2 years in the making, "Something Fierce" is a double-album, a 2-CD set with 19 songs and a 16-page booklet of lyrics and photos. In that time she's traveled all 50 states, had some amazing experiences both good and bad, and she returned home to fall in love with Alaska all over again. And all of that went into her music.

Broadly speaking, "Something Fierce, vol 1: Good Luck With That" is about her life and what's happened to her over the last few years, and "Something Fierce, vol 2: From Alaska" is a love letter to her adopted home, but that's far too vague a description for both. It's not as geeky as her previous releases -- one of which was commissioned to be just that -- but she is a proud geek, and so the flavor remains. It's not a single thing at all. There is sad here, very sad, and there is thoughtful, and there is bouncy fun that I guarantee will stick in your head for days. There are the thoughts of someone who has traveled far and done a lot, and there is the expertise of dozens, even hundreds of friends, family and fellow musicians with whom she crafted different parts (I'm in the background of "Goodbye Morning Moon" but I don't think I damaged it any). There are sections she recorded in hotel rooms and in studios, with raucous crowds and by herself, and with every instrument you can think of, including, of course, typewriter, rainstick and deceased cat.

But what it really is, is Marian. It's a look inside her head. It's her thoughts and her humor and her heart. It's the powerful voice we knew she had, further tempered into a finely wrought tool by, basically, life. And I haven't really told you a damn thing about the songs, because a) I hate spoilers and b) it's easier to just show you. Head to SoundCloud for samples, or listen to (and maybe buy) Good Morning Moon and Anchorage. Go to her live shows or listen to her occasional concert webcasts (check her site for times). And then order "Something Fierce."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius
The is no better singer songwriter working today than Marian Call. This double CD contains some of her best tunes.
Published 5 months ago by Robert J. Meyers
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.
Best album I have head in years. I cannot recommend this enough. Musically diverse, yet stylistically consistent. Marian Call deserves a wider audience. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jefferson Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Marian Call Delivers Something Fierce
Marian Call's vocal and songwriting talents are fully on display on this double album which includes some of her earlier songs ("The Avocado Song", "I Wish I Were A Real Alaskan... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Kato Katonian
5.0 out of 5 stars More, please.
I first came across Marian Call at a little nerdfest called w00tstock, when she was doing her 50 states tour. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Xixi
5.0 out of 5 stars What Wonderful, Yearning Words!
What Wonderful, Yearning Words! Marian's music is just as thoughtful as it is entrancing. Her words melodies seduce you, and her lyrics make you want to stay.
Published 20 months ago by Adam S
5.0 out of 5 stars The Avacado Song
Totally Amazing Songs. I first heard of Marian Call's music through ThinkGeek and have been hooked since so knowing Something Fierce is released today has me very excited!
Published 20 months ago by Waheed M
5.0 out of 5 stars Dear Mister Darcy
Delightfully evokes ardent romance. Most interesting scenario, the elusive reward. Desire after relationship, confounded yearning. Just another night evading? Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mark Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars So good
A must buy album. If you have the opportunity go see her live in concert you'll be glad you did. "This here EP awakens very offbeat celebrations. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Brendan
5.0 out of 5 stars Fiercely resonant earnest earful. Bold, inventive, ravishing,
It's the songs going out on demand that our hearing absorbs various earfuls joyously amazing. Your new easily obtained niche your oratory units regard successfully. Read more
Published 20 months ago by YourD
5.0 out of 5 stars An Adventure in Every Song
A review of the greatest emotionally moving, heart stilling, tear jerking song on this album, Anchorage: A Nautical Chanty, Heavenly Orchestrated, Reaching Avant Garde... Read more
Published 21 months ago by domcintosh
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