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Jennifer Warnes by David Rubin and Bettina Hagen
 
March 3rd, 2017
Dear friends,
Thank you for your many wonderful good wishes, pictures and flowers on my birthday.

The album is now in the artwork phase, looking towards a late summer release. A few weeks ago in London I had the pleasure of meeting several of the international senior executives of my company, and what a wonderful bunch of genuine music lovers they are --- sensitive, beautiful, intelligent, savvy. What a joy to partner with truly good people at last, bringing some new music into the new year. Life is full of surprises!

Jennifer
 
February 2017

With Roy Orbison's landmark all-star 'Black & White Night' long form video being re-released in new format, Jennifer Warnes reveals its influence on Leonard Cohen.
 
February 21, 2017

In glorious London, dining with Laurence Aston.
 
February 2017

Dear Mr. Leland,
Thank you for your lovely article about Harry Belafonte.

Several years ago, I had the great good fortune to sing with Mr. Belafonte on some music projects. I have never forgotten those days, they form a quiet pride within me. Harry Belafonte was a hero from my childhood. I taught myself to sing his song "My Lord What a Mornin'" and sang it in the shower, in full voice, in the early morning before school. This was a joke among our neighbors, because the windows were wide open and I wasn't shy.

To finally record with Harry was one of the sweetest highs of my career. Watching him sing "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" live with The London Symphony Orchestra -- his voice rising up from that huge echo chamber in his heart, I wept.

I don't think Harry ever knew exactly what that moment meant to me. You see, Harry is the sound of my America. He has a very bright light inside him, which he has freely given away to all of us for so many years.

I carry Harry's voice close to my vest, like a singer's blessing from childhood.
Thank you, as Leonard Cohen said, for "that flake of your light".
Harry is truly beloved by so many and I am deeply honored to be among them.

Across the years,
Jennifer Warnes

Read the article here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/nyregion/harry-belafonte.html

 
February 2017

The front walkway of our webmaster Dave of the North this month.
 
January 2017

Delaney Warnes begins University studies in the United Kingdom.
 
January 8, 2017
Famous Blue Raincoat - 33-rpm 180-gram vinyl LP
Famous Blue Raincoat is in The Absolute Sound's top ten vinyl list for 2016.
The Absolute Sound is the number one audiophile music publication which is also available online.
View or download PDF document. Review on page 87. (20.5mb)

Impex Records
Find out where to purchase at Impex Records.
 
January 1, 2017
Sharing some happy memories.



Photos taken Dec. 7, 2015




Thank you dear comrade, for the grandness of it all.
With enduring love,
Jenny
 
December 12, 2016
Mastering at Bernie’s

With Bernie Grundman, Roscoe Beck and Mitch Watkins


With Mitch Watkins
 
November 3, 2016

At the Bernie Grundman Mastering Lab with Bernie Grundman and Noah Snyder today.
Produced by Roscoe Beck, my new album will be released in the New Year.
 
June 21, 2016

Dear friends,
Thank you for your prayers and good wishes for my beautiful friend Leo, a Canadian golden retriever who passed away yesterday.
My fifteen years with this elegant, gentle creature has taught me more lessons than anything I have learned through music.
These years have been my happiest, most glorious and most healing ones, mostly because of Leo’s calming presence in a sometimes chaotic world.
I will miss him terribly. Those who have bonded with an animal know what I feel, it’s a different kind of loss than losing a human.
Leo’s other parents, Terry and Joan Feller, helped me record a new album this last year, by caring for Leo when I needed to be out of town.
Thank you to them for their unflinching love and care which made life with Leo possible. Thank you also to the many caregivers and friends who tended to Leo’s needs over the years, especially to Ron Swallow, Goldunn Kennels and to all the beautiful ones who freely gave Leo their love.


With gratitude,
Jennifer and Leo

 
March 21, 2016

Jennifer Warnes' classic 2001 album The Well, receives a long overdue North American re-issue on March 18th, 2016.
View or download PDF press release.
 
February 3, 2015



  A "re-mastered in Japan" version of my Reprise album --- created around 1971-72 in California with the original title "Jennifer" not "Jennifer Warnes" --- was released on compact disc in 2013. Warner Bros in Japan has taken some liberties with this album without my participation, so forgive me if I have mixed feelings about this one. With all due respect to the remastering engineer, Mr. Isao Kikuchi seems to have listened carefully to the music. His changes did not make this album worse, but he made it different.

  There is something fundamentally wrong about changing an artists work without permission or approval. That said, I'm grateful my friends can finally hear something somewhat close to the intent of the original because this project languished in WB vaults for four decades.
I owe sincere thanks to folks at the Reprise archive library. Master tapes can deteriorate over time. The timely clones created by Reprise librarians made Mr. Kikuchi’s work possible. I thank them. During the era that this album was created, Lowell George, Ry Cooder, Van Dyke Parks and Randy Newman were among many "boy kings" at Warner Bros and Reprise. My producer John Cale was enjoying solo success there with "Paris 1919"--still one of my favorite albums. The greats --- Wilton Felder, Spooner Oldham, Jim Horn, Russ Kunkel, Sneaky Pete, Ritchie Hayward, Gene Page and Nick DeCaro helped make these songs come alive. We were blessed by the St. Paul's Boys Choir, and John played a huge pipe organ housed at Whitney Studios. It was an exuberantly creative time. On the last track John asked me to "sing like Vera Lynn during World War II."

  There was a atmosphere of pure freedom making this album, I hear joy in these songs. In subsequent years when cocaine and hard drugs became a part of the recording process, music didn't get better. Music took too long and cost too much. But around 1972, for a brief and beautiful time, I enjoyed some of that same freedom that the "boy kings" were given at Warner Bros/Reprise --- during a time when respecting artists made that company strong. If that cycle ever comes round again, I want to be in the studio to enjoy the renaissance.
Yours forever,
Jennifer
PS. Last time I checked, Amazon sells this CD.

New review by David Rubin:
http://www.berkshirefinearts.com/03-13-2015_jennifer-warnes-legendary-album-jennifer.htm

Review by Joe Viglione:
http://www.allmusic.com/album/jennifer-mw0000871179

Thank you David and Joe.
What a relief to know that somebody "gets" what we were doing after all these years.
Jennifer
  
October 26, 2014

    My beautiful, bright and much beloved friend, ally and advocate, Linda Komorsky Liker was struck down in a car accident last Friday and has left our world. Linda was a highly respected music publisher, one of the first females in a male industry -- beautiful, feminine, smart, funny, strong and self reverent. We used to joke that our generation of women were collectively the "first pancake on the griddle".
    A few rare women of my generation took it upon themselves to "embody" gender equality long before that idea was popular. To make any social change takes strong vision and courage.
    Linda was that girl -- in the right place, at the right time, offering the right medicine. She made it all taste so good. She was the wind beneath many peoples' wings, mine included. Today I salute her artistry and grace from depths of my feminine heart.
    I wish Linda had written a book about what she knew. I would give that book to every young woman who aspires to make a difference in the world.

Jennifer
  
September 18, 2013

Live concert recording from The Bottom Line in 1977.
"Stop" or "Pause" our Player at bottom of this page before visiting locations at the link below.
http://www.concertvault.com/jennifer-warnes/bottom-line-april-08-1977.html

Norman Seeff photo
  
February 6, 2013
Visiting Berlin.
All photos by Björn Eismann / Roman Nawka
It was cold...
 
  
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