White Sessions (found Regina Spektor recordings; 2005-2009)
Regina Spektor at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
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." 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, 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 nowhere 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.
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 available via Dropbox.
|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|
- Setlist of the April 5th, 2005 session. Retrieved 14 Oct '17