Heart Food

Judee Sill

$55

Original Release Date: 1973
Original Label: Asylum

  • 100% Analog Mastering FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES!
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray At CoHEARent Audio
  • Double 45 RPM Vinyl for EXTREME SOUND QUALITY
  • Ultra-Quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI
  • Beautiful Gatefold + Authentic Lyric Book Printed By Stoughton.

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"And then I heard "The Kiss" from 1973's Heart Food. If ever there was a song that lived up to the glorious, simultaneous heartbreaking and mending I might expect from a symphony to God, it's this." (August 1, 2017)

– Pitchfork

The astonishing Judee Sill was the first artist signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records, and Judee Sill the first album released on the label. Sill's music is intensely spiritual, redolent of both mysticism and divine imagery, yet grounded by great songwriting and a pure but powerful singing talent. Her songs impart incredible intimacy that is enhanced and not diminished by her sometimes complex string/orchestral arrangements (remarkably Sill arranged and conducted the strings/orchestra on her albums!).

Sill's life was tragic personally and professionally. Her father and brother were killed when Sill was young, and her tempestuous relationship with her alcoholic (and remarried) mother resulted in her leaving home at 15. She committed robberies and began a battle she was destined to lose against drug addiction. When stardom didn't follow the critical acclaim of these two albums her career never recovered. Sill was dead in 1979 at just 35. The brevity of Judee's musical legacy is vastly outweighed by the emotional power in these two extraordinary albums.

Side 1

  • 1
    There's A Rugged Road
    03:44
  • 2
    The Kiss
    04:36
  • 3
    The Pearl
    01:55
  • 4
    Down Where the Valleys are Low
    03:50
  • 5
    The Vigilante
    03:50

Side 2

  • 1
    Soldier of the Heart
    03:34
  • 2
    The Phoenix
    02:37
  • 3
    When the Bridegroom Comes
    04:14
  • 4
    The Donor
    09:12

Mastering Notes

Judee Sill and Heart Food were 100% Analog Mastered directly from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at CoHEARent Audio. The master tapes are in fine shape, and listeners will be blown away by the increased inner detail and three-dimensionality of these achingly gorgeous recordings. These new Intervention reissues represent THE definitive listening experience for these classic LPs!

Release Notes

  • Format: 180-Gram Double 45s Pressed at RTI
  • Jacket: Old Style "Tip On" Gatefold Jacket Printed By Stoughton on Heavy Stock
  • IR Catalog: IR-017
  • UPC: 707129301413

The (Re)Discover Series

You know those songs that come up on the radio when you’re driving and you crank up the volume to 11 and sing your lungs out? That’s the spirit of what Intervention’s (Re)Discover Series is all about! Taking these FM classics and presenting them in "like you’ve never heard it before" sound quality so you can get that same blast of energy and excitement on your hi-fi at home. The hallmark of this series will be 100% analog mastering from real analog tapes. Combining superior master sources with the truly full-range mastering chain at Cohearent Audio and RTI’s dead quiet vinyl pressing means that you’ll hear these FM staples with power, majesty and musical detail like it’s the first time. (Re)Discover these sonic treasures with us!