Colour Green

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Colour Green
Colour Green album.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 January 2006
Recorded1970–1973, Germany
GenreFolk
Length32:57
LabelOrange Twin Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.0/5 stars[1]

Colour Green is the debut studio album by German actress and singer-songwriter Sibylle Baier. It was originally recorded between 1970 and 1973, but was not released until 2006.[2]

Background[edit]

Colour Green was recorded on a reel-to-reel tape recorder in Baier's home in Germany. Part of the album was inspired by a trip through Europe by Baier and her friend Claudine. This particular journey yielded the writing of the track "Remember the Day," reportedly the first that Baier had written up to that point.[3]

The instrumentation on most of the album is minimal, featuring only Baier's voice and nylon-string guitar. However, the last track on the album, "Give Me a Smile," features an orchestrated string section and an electronic organ, and Baier plays a steel-string guitar instead of a nylon-strung one.

Some 30 years after these songs were recorded, Baier's son Robby compiled a CD from these recordings to give to family members as presents. He also gave a copy to Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis, who in turn passed it along to the Orange Twin record label. Orange Twin released the album in February 2006.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tonight" – 2:26
  2. "I Lost Something in the Hills" – 3:27
  3. "The End" – 2:27
  4. "Softly" – 2:54
  5. "Remember the Day" – 1:43
  6. "Forget About" – 2:31
  7. "William" – 2:21
  8. "Says Elliott" – 2:25
  9. "Colour Green" – 2:25
  10. "Driving" – 2:30
  11. "Girl" – 1:43
  12. "Wim" – 2:01
  13. "Forgett" – 2:10
  14. "Give Me a Smile" – 1:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Sibylle Baier – vocals, guitar
  • Derek Almstead – mastering
  • Uncredited – string section, electronic organ

Cites and references[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Lost Albums: Sibylle Baier – Colour Green". Double J. 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  3. ^ Orange Twin: Sibylle Baier