Regina Spektor “White Sessions” (found recordings; 2005-2009)


Regina Spektor "White Sessions"
Regina Spektor at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards
Regina Spektor at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards
Status Found
Date found 26 Oct 2017
Found by Regismemory

Regina Spektor is an indie alternative (“Anti-Folk”) singer-songwriter and pianist born in Moscow, Russia, and later had to emigrate to several other countries until settling in the Bronx, New York from the Soviet Union in 1989 during the “Perestrokia” period.

Today, she has released seven full length albums (most notably Soviet Kitsch and Begin To Hope), and has sold thousands of CDs, DVDs, and vinyl records. She was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 for her theme song “You’ve Got Time” in the hit Netflix show “Orange Is The New Black”, and is greatly compared to the likings of Björk and Joni Mitchell.

On April 5th, 2005, Regina recorded 4 tracks for "The White Sessions” in Boston, Massachusetts, which included Bobbing For Apples, Sailor Song, Down The Road and Up The Hill (now titled “Open”), and Time Is All Around.[1] The 2005 session can be easily found on the table below.

On the other hand, Regina recorded 5 tracks for The White Sessions again in Paris, France
The “Les InRocks: White Sessions” bootleg CD
in support of her new album Far at the time. The songs were Blue Lips, Wallet, Folding Chair, Genius Next Door, and Laughing With. The recordings are no where to the be located online, only on a very rare and very hard to find unofficial “Les Inrocks, The White Sessions” CD by french bootleg, unlicensed music label Sangatte Records.[2]

On October 26th, 2017, Brümstix (Regina Spektor’s forum) user “Regismemory” posted that he uploaded “a ton of music” on his website reginasaurus.net, which included the 2009 White Sessions. The 2005 and 2009 White Sessions are now avaliable via Dropbox.

# Song Title Recorded Status
1 Sailor Song April 5th, 2005 Found
2 Time Is All Around April 5th, 2005 Found
3 Down The Road And Up The Hill (Open) April 5th, 2005 Found
4 Bobbing for Apples April 5th, 2005 Found
5 Blue Lips May 27th, 2009 Found
6 Wallet May 27th, 2009 Found
7 Folding Chair May 27th, 2009 Found
8 Genius Next Door May 27th, 2009 Found
9 Laughing With May 27th, 2009 Found

References

  1. Setlist of the April 5th, 2005 session. Retrieved October 14, 2017
  2. The CD on a Discogs listing Retrieved October 14, 2017

Comments


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TheSea

25 days ago
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I’m new to this, someone please help me change the title of my article to found.
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Terry the Cat

25 days ago
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Changed the title. For future reference, you have to move the page. There should be a wheel that opens up a drop down menu. Move is in that menu.
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Anonymous user #1

9 days ago
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So excited love Regina!
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