Street Faërie

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Street Faërie
Studio album by Cree Summer
Released April 20, 1999
Genre
Length 59:10
Label Work/SME Records
OK 68749 (North America)
491131 (international)
Producer Lenny Kravitz
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Street Faërie is the first full-length album recorded by Cree Summer. It was released in 1999 on the Work Group, a now-defunct imprint of Sony Music. Summer, who is Neo-Pagan and a political and human rights activist, wove themes of racism, romantic liaisons, and spirituality into the lyrics of guitar-heavy pop and folk songs. "Miss Moon" is an ode to lovemaking while a woman is menstruating. "Fall," a fully orchestral jazz ballad, reads like the breakup of a relationship but is in fact the literal interpretation of the wilting and decay of a leaf: "Black stemmed, orange trimmed/with the slighest wind I'm fallen from you." "Naheo" is a tribute to Summer's Native American roots, while "Curious White Boy" is a Black woman's response to her white lover after she realizes he has become involved with her out of some sense of racial guilt: "Another housekeeper fantasy?/Coffee-colored remedy for your hangover from history."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Revelation Sunshine" (Greg Bell, C.S. Francks) – 4:55
  2. "Miss Moon" (Francks, Lenny Kravitz) – 4:30
  3. "Still Heart"(Francks, Kravitz, Torrel Ruffin) – 2:51
  4. "Deliciously Down" (Francks, Van Hunt) – 4:51
  5. "Mean Sleep" (Francks, Hunt) – 4:35
  6. "Life Goes On" (Bell, Francks) – 3:29
  7. "Fall" (Francks, Ruffin) – 5:55
  8. "Angry Boy" (Francks, Ruffin) – 4:56
  9. "Sweet Pain" (Francks, Hunt) – 4:22
  10. "Smooth My Heart" (Francks, D.R. Harris) – 5:30
  11. "Naheo" (Francks, Ruffin) – 4:06
  12. "Soul Sister" (Bell, Francks) – 4:16
  13. "Curious White Boy" (Francks, Ruffin) – 4:54
  14. "Revelation Club Sunshine" (Greg Bell, C.S. Franks) (* Japanese Bonus Track)

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