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  • Audio CD (July 25, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: July 25, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Righteous Babe
  • ASIN: B00004TV4X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Although ostensibly an EP centering around the song "Swing," starring Maceo Parker from last year's To The Teeth, this Ani DiFranco collection of musical bits and pieces has a thematic consistency, as well as several great covers, which make it interesting. After the song "Swing" itself, here presented in both its original version as well as a funked-up, abbreviated "radio set," a radical take on To The Teeth's title track adds a lithe beat and an active bass line to her blunt attack on America's gun culture. After that, there are three socially aware covers, from Woody Guthrie's testy "Do Re Me" to Phil Ochs's plaintive "When I'm Gone" and the Bob Dylan classic, "Hurricane." DiFranco continues to find new ways to express old ideas, as she uses the slight hoarseness that's crept into her voice in recent years to lend gravity to her interpretations, accompanied by her effortless virtuosity on her ever-present acoustic guitar. The EP ends up sounding not at all like an afterthought, but like crucial listening for any fan of DiFranco's more politically oriented material. --Matthew Cooke

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Fun filled and jammy. I love the live performance of Do Re Mi. I'd never heard that song before but adored it the first time I heard it come out of Ms. Difranco's mouth. A really fun remix of Swing and To The Teeth. Definetly worth the price.. WARNING: Hard to let go of after first listen! Enjoy
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alex Bartley on July 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
A few days before this record came out I saw the movie "The Hurricane". I was deeeply moved by that movie and particularly the featured track on the album, Bob Dylans'"hurricane". Then I came across Ani's version and it seemed that a classic had been filled with new life and new disgust at the ubsurdity Rubin Carter had incountered. That is simply the best track on this six song EP. Ani also reworked a few of her own songs and tha result was an better-than-album version of "to the teeth" the title track of her previous album. the other four songs are icing on the cake.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "stefano" on August 17, 2000
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This little album from Ani might at first seem like a little self-endulgent exercise on her part. A number of the songs on this album were (albeit in different styles) also on her "To The Teeth" album. Nonetheless, the Bob Dylan cover "Hurricane" Ani and her band perform on the album is absolutely, utterly amazing. The choice of rythm, what instruments to play and Ani's stunning vocal abilities make this album worth buying just for this one song.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Marinari on October 8, 2000
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Serving as an excellent bridge between last year's *To The Teeth* and even newer material recently debuted at concerts, Ani DiFranco's *Swing Set* features both funk and folk and evenly mixes the two on the bookend tracks of this sharply designed EP.
The first song is a tightened radio edit version of the groove-laced "Swing," and it is followed by the album cut. Both display a new sonic vocabulary that Ani built while on tour with jazz/funk legend Maceo Parker last summer. "Swing" is totally unlike any other Ani DiFranco song published to date, but it doesn't grate against its context the way some of her other somewhat experimental tacks have. The third track is a total reinvention of "To The Teeth"; it features the same chordal structure but changes nearly everything else. Cleverly using the gunfire of what might have been an old cartoon as its percussion track and resampled horns from the original for ornamentation, "To The Teeth" provides a totally fresh look at Ani's emotional plea for gun control.
The latter half of the *Swing* EP features some superb cover recordings, something DiFranco's catalogue has severely lacked thus far. First is Woody Guthrie's "Do Re Mi," recorded on tour with folkers extraordinaire Greg Brown and Gillian Welch. The harmony that these performers and their side-men add to Ani's melody is welcome and warranted, while the inclusion of other experienced guitarists on a DiFranco track is a treat. Phil Och's "When I'm Gone" provides stark contrast, a slow and thoughtful acoustic construction featuring only Ani and her own acoustic guitar. As Ani herself has pointed out, 'silences have their own things to say,' and she says plenty here with the moments of calm left in the wake of sweet guitar reverb.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By S Cook on September 28, 2000
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Ani Difranco probably puts out cds twice as fast as most recording artists but somehow you still ending dying for the next one to come out. I think she knows that so sometimes she puts out EP's to tide us over while we wait. That's what this is. There are only 6 tracks but they are such amazing songs that it's like a complete record.
The first song is a `radio edit' of "swing" from the album, To the Teeth. Basically it's shorter and probably more radio-friendly because she cuts out the rap part. The next song is the same one only the album version which if you're gonna buy this EP then you probably already have it on the actual album. But who can't hear it again? Then she has a remix of "To The Teeth." All the words are the same but the music is pretty different. You wonder how she can have time to put out all the new music she does let alone cool remixes of the ones she already done! The live cover of "Do Re Me" is incredible.. I hate to admit I haven't heard the original version but I can't picture this not doing it justice. "When I'm Gone" is a slow song that is a little hard to follow after the louder, angrier "Do Re Me" but somehow it works. The last song though it's my least favorite on this record is another strong tune, Bob Dylan's, "Hurricane."
Basically, Ani continues to dazzle us with more versions of her own songs and amazing covers from some other great songwriters.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 25, 2000
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Swing, one of the funkiest songs from "To The Teeth," makes a nice expanded single. The CD includes an additional version of Swing, plus new material from the same vein as To The Teeth. The album version of the song alone is worth the buy, and the new material is good Ani quality.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 2000
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if you are an ani difranco fan, this cd will fit perfectly in your collection. it has some un-released songs on it, as well as mixes of swing, which happens to be one of my favorite songs. it is worth the few dollars as an ani addition to any cd collection.
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