2preciious

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2preciious
2preciious cover - Canada.jpg
Studio album by Lee Aaron and 2preciious
Released 1996 (1996)
Recorded Recorded and mixed Nov/Dec 1995 at Inner Ear Studios, Gibsons, B.C
Genre Alternative rock
Label Spastic Plastic Corp Canada No Bull Records Europe
Producer Glen Reely
Lee Aaron and 2preciious chronology
Lee Aaron Emotional Rain
(1994)
2preciious
(1996)
Lee Aaron And The Swingin' Barflies Slick Chick
(2000)
European release

2preciious was a Canadian alternative rock band featuring Lee Aaron.

Background[edit]

The Ontario-based Lee Aaron was increasingly disillusioned with big label mainstream rock music. She felt that the "Metal Queen" image of her earlier albums was now part of her past and that it was time to move in a new direction.[1]

In early 1994 she met with Don Short and Don Binns of the Canadian band Sons of Freedom. Discussions were had to record music together. Recording work continued at this time on Aaron’s solo album Emotional Rain, which began Aaron’s departure from her former image. Short and Binns played drums and bass, respectively, on this album.

In December 1994 the new band, now based in Vancouver were joined by Sons of Freedom’s Don Harrison on guitar to record the songs Strange Alice and Concrete & Ice. The songs were produced by Aaron’s long term musical partner John Albani. But with Aaron now self-managing and choosing to record on an independent label this was the last contribution from Albani. These songs were to appear on the European edition of the Emotional Rain album.[2]

In November 1995 Glen Reely was employed to produce a new album under the band name 2preciious. The band included the Three Dons from Sons of Freedom. As part of the rejuvenation process the name Lee Aaron was not seen on the original release of the album and Lee Aaron’s contributions were under her original name Karen Greening.[3]

The first album was released in early 1996. Although there were no plans to tour, Aaron claimed that another record would follow. A Promotional video was made for the song Mascara. Aaron remarked "I loved making this video. It was a chance to really step outside all of the commercial/corporate box I'd been defined by in the 80's. And writing this whole album with The Sons Of Freedom was a huge period of growth for me." .[4] However with little commercial interest in the first album, the band broke up soon after the release. The album would be released in Europe under the name Lee Aaron & 2preciious.[5]

Aaron subsequently moved from rock to jazz singing. The Three Dons moved into production, and re-emerged as musicians with the band Jakalope in 2004.

Discography[edit]

2preciious’’ (1996)[edit]

Track listing:

  1. Crawl.........................4:58
  2. Superbitch....................3:53
  3. Come On.......................4:37
  4. My Machine....................4:12
  5. Mascara.......................4:14
  6. Misenchanted..................4:35
  7. Black Metal Jesus.............3:01
  8. Here..........................3:49
  9. Obsolete......................4:00
  10. Shed..........................4:23
  11. Strange Alice.................4:48
  12. Dying Star....................4:50
  • Producer – John Albani Remix – Glen Reely
  • Music By, Lyrics By – Don Binns, Don Harrison, Don Stubbs, Karen Greening.
  • Producer – 2 preciious* (tracks: 1 to 10, 12), Glen Reely (tracks: 1 to 10, 12), Lee Aaron (tracks: 1 to 10, 12)
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Glen Reely (tracks: 1 to 10, 12)

Band Members[edit]

  • Bass – Don Binns.
  • Drums – Don Stubbs.
  • Guitar – Don Harrison.
  • Vocals – Lee Aaron.

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Cello – Tim Ashworth
  • Keyboards – Vince Jones

References[edit]