Regina Spektor "White Sessions" (found recordings from Russian American songwriter; 2005-2009)

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Regina Spektor at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

Status: Found

Date found: 26 Oct '17

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 5, 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 2009 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 26, 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 List

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

References

  1. Setlist of the April 5, 2005 session. Retrieved 14 Oct '17.
  2. The CD on a Discogs listing Retrieved 14 Oct '17.