Sarah Jane Morris - Compared To What

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Sarah Jane's latest album, Compared To What was launched on October 26 2016 in London's Kings Place and is a collaboration with world-renowned acoustic guitarist Antonio Forcione.

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Compared To What is the result of a fruitful and varied songwriting collaboration. It covers a number of topical social issues and many of the songs have an emotional intensity which reflects the deep concern both artists feel for the refugee tragedy. One song in particular deals with the boat people - a drama most keenly felt in Antonio's home country of Italy - with Sarah Jane and Antonio acting as tribunes of conscience. This sense of witness evokes many of Sarah Jane’s most passionately felt songs from the recent past, and in new material Antonio adds his own awareness and artistic response. Compared To What also includes some wry comedy, love songs and some memorable covers, notably by Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan.

Here are two live recordings from the new album:


Sarah Jane and Antonio have each been compared to an impressive array of musical geniuses including Janice Joplin and Tom Waits (vocally) as well as Jimi Hendrix (instrumentally) – a comparison Antonio wears with pride. Django Reinhardt also comes to mind. Channelling their energies together as a duo, they share audiences in Italy, Britain, and all over the world, giving loyal fans the chance to experience favourite songs with a new twist, as well as attracting new audiences with the strength and artistry of this unique partnership.

Antonio Forciione with Sarah Jane MorrisANTONIO FORCIONE

Forcione’s rise to recognition is a tale of talent, passion, and a relentless ferocity in his determination to wring every possible sound and emotion from the guitar. The result? A cocktail of dazzling virtuosity, ferocious rhythms and a burning spiritual aspiration coupled with a touch of natural humour. His sixteen albums and numerous awards not to mention his charity concerts have made him a much loved performer who never fails to capture his audience’s imagination and hearts.

International tours have brought high critical acclaim from as far as Australia and Hong Kong to Russia, the Caribbean, USA and all over Europe. Artistic, intense, and formidably inventive, Antonio is a performer of genuine distinction. Ever unpredictable, his is a celebration of the unexpected elements in life, a music of rare delicacy, humour and, not least, passion.

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Sarah Jane's albums

2016
Coming soon, with Antonio Forcionne:
Compared To What

Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, Bloody Rain2014
Bloody Rain

 

Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, Cello Songs2011
Cello Songs

 

Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, Where It Hurts2009
Where It Hurts

 

Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, Migratory Birds2008
Migratory Birds

 

Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, After All These Years2006
After All These Years


Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, Love And Pain2003
Love and Pain

 

Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, August2001
August

 

Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, Fallen Angel1999
Fallen Angel

 

Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, Blue Valentine1995
Blue Valentine

 

Album cover - Sarah Jane Morris, Heaven width=1995
Heaven




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