Sarah Jane Morris - Interviews And Press

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Sarah Jane Morris facing the cameraIn interview, June 2000

Sarah Jane Morris’ larger-than-life voice helped front the enormous Communards hit Don’t Leave Me This Way which was four weeks at #1 in the UK in 1986. Before and since then she has pursued an idiosyncratic solo career ranging from Greek #1 disco hits to jazz, from singing Brecht/Weill with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to winning the San Remo Song Festival then having her trophy swiped by Grace Jones. We have a raucous interview with her from June 29 2000 in London, also provided in streaming audio, laughs and all. Diversions include barbed wire scrapes and broken bones on a Greek island.

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Sarah Jane Morris, black and white image

Sarah Jane Morris in Billboard, March 11, 2000

"The Communards’ Morris Returns With U.S. Debut On Irma" By Raqiyah Mays

Various press articles from 1999

Birmingham Evening Post, September 1999
The Stratford Herald, October 1999
The Evening Standard, December 1999
The Guardian, December 1999

Sarah Jane Morris, with flower

Sarah Jane In The Observer

"Flame haired, extravagantly dressed, outrageously voiced, and with an inborn sense of drama, Sarah Jane Morris is a diva for our times" By Neil Spencer

Sarah Jane In Harpers & Queen

Queen's Counsel: Russell Celyn Jones meets the singer who will neither compromise nor conform

Sarah Jane Morris, orange graphic

Sarah Jane in Diva magazine, March 2001

"When I’m singing I get possessed by something, I’m floating above, yet still in control."

Sarah Jane With Ian Shaw, Singer magaziine, August 2001

"New Woman": Ian Shaw talks to the multi-talented Sarah Jane Morris about rhythm, writing and reinvention

 

A voice so deep it's almost subterranean and so bluesy your mind pictures her suffering the night away with a litre bottle of whiskey in hand.'
Time Out

'Vibrations which ranged from Janis Joplin to Julie London,'
Financial Times

'A stroke of perversity to her lyrics.'
The Guardian

'More than a great voice, she is several great voices.'
Harpers & Queen

'Sultry and uncompromising.'
Music Week

'The boisterous Ms. Morris is on her way... maintaining the right to wear her bra outside her jacket.'
The Guardian

'Provocative and unorthodox.'
NME

'A woman worth listening to.'
Melody Maker

'Her powerful delivery recalls something of the timbre of Nina Simone.'
The Sunday Times

'Her cover of Loverman has been known to set off the fire sprinkler systems.'
Time Out

'The kind of extensive vocal range Carole King and others must have longed for.'
Gay Times

'Her excellent voice soars and swoops with the agony and ecstasy of the delta and smoky Chicago clubs.'
Daily Telegraph


Sarah Jane Morris at the Stereo Society (selected links):
To Sarah Jane's home page (all links)
To the full text of Sarah Jane Morris' interview
To the Hippodrome EFG London Jazz Festival gig review
To the Union Chapel, London, gig review
To audio clips from Sarah Jane's interview
To Sarah Jane's recent photo gallery
To Sarah Jane's History photo gallery

To Bronski Beat/Communards Central
To Thorne's commentary on the Communards' production
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