Esther Ofarim Esther on 200g LP
Mastered by Doug Sax & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
If you like the sweet voice of Ayako Hosokawa, the sexy voice of Mari Nakamoto, the unique voice of Patricia Barber and the tender voice of Jacintha, then you must listen to Esther Ofarim! An Israeli female vocalist, she was a part of the duo Esther and Abi Ofarim in the 1970's and later pursued a career as a solo artist.
Ofarim put out records in several styles throughout her career, including folk music (of Israel and other cultures and countries), folk-rock, novelty, and orchestrated folk-pop-classical-rock in the style of Judy Collins. She often released records in English, with virtually no trace of an Israeli accent, and also performed and recorded for a while with her one-time husband Abi.
Although not too well-known to the English-speaking audience (particularly in the United States), Ofarim has impinged on the pop and rock consciousness from time to time. In 1968, she had a British #1 hit (also a big seller in other countries, though not in the U.S.) with the novelty "Cinderella Rockafella," recorded as part of a duo with husband Abi; Esther and Abi had another British hit, "One More Dance," later that year.
Originally released in 1972, Esther, is very much in the vein of Judy Collins, an obvious influence which is reflected both in its chamber pop sound and diverse selection of material. The 12-song set finds Ofarim supported by the Chamber Orchestra of Munich Philharmonic while interpreting material from such music luminaries as Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon as well as more obscure fare.
- 200g vinyl LP from First Impression
- Mastered by Doug Sax
- Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Esther Ofarim Esther Track Listing:
3. El Rey Nimrod
4. Hayu Leiloth
5. Nique Nac No Must
6. Una Matica De Ruda
7. La Vezina Catina
8. Tziyunyanai Haderech
9. La Scillitana
10. Leil Galil