So, uh, I don't know if you've heard, but Regina's got, like, a new album coming out today and stuff...maybe you were tipped off by New York magazine, or anthem, or American Songwriter, or Alternative Press...maybe it won't really sink in until you watch her on Conan Wednesday night.
For my part, you can probably guess what I have to say about the new record...but just in case: I think that Begin to Hope is not only the best work Regina's ever done, but also among the greatest things ever. I'm talking Master of Puppets-, The Godfather Part II-, tattered blue jeans- levels of awesomeness here.
Don't believe me? Such absurd heights of hyperbole strain my credibility, you say?
I'm going to pretend you didn't say that. I think you'd better buy the album and get the hell out of here before I get upset.
p.s., I'll have another old show recording of questionable quality up later this week.
p.p.s., You'd do well to pick up a copy of Dayna Kurtz's record Another Black Feather (for the Wings of a Sinner), also released today.
ps you can fix some of the lyrics now (ie Dusseldorf)
yeah the new album is greaaattt
Dear regina fan whom helps complete my life,
I agree with you wholeheartedly.
The most incredible thing.
Better than sunshine, coffee, and old people holding hands combined.
Thank you for everything that you do.
<3 happy regina listening.
I just heard Regina perform Fidelity on Conan tonight - and wow! - I'm actually tempted to believe you! I've never heard her before, but this is incredible!
hi. does anyone know if any websites will have regina's conan performance online? i was taping it but the tape ran out part way through. thanks
youtube.com might have 'em in a few days.
Hola. Soy Amadeo desde Barcelona (España), 47 años. He oído esta mañana en la radio, por primera vez, una canción de Regina Spektor. Me ha encantado. Un saludo.
Hurry with the show, the week ends tonight.
i really hate the album cover, and the special edition one is even worse.
i still love her anyway.
NOT AS QUIRKY AS HER OTHER ALBUMS BUT STILL AMAZING. FEEL LIKE I'VE DISCOVERED A SECRET GARDEN FINDING REGINA'S SONGS.
I really don't like this album at all. Her sound has been cleaned up far too much. It's so poppy. Not the Regina I fell in love with.
I know what you mean about polished- her looks have changed likewise. It is verrry presumptuous of me to question, but I wonder if Regina gets sad that she's changed. Ah, maybe we can look at it as growing up- her childlike charm is replaced by a more womanly style! And we, the doting grandparents, sigh on.
Before, it felt like no one else knew her. The gigs' audience seemed a group of friends. Now I feel like she's left me for the rest of the world; she's flown the nest... (!)
Psst. I'm not even twenty years old
Regina Spektor did a studio concert/interview with the BBC radio3 team a few weeks ago to coincide with the release of the new album and her concert tour in the UK. I have a recording of it if you're interested
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