Ani DiFranco - Educated Guess - CD
Educated Guess was Ani's first solo recording in more than a decade, and if you want to get technical, in some ways it's the first 100%-Ani CD ever. This time around, she recorded herself at home on an old analogue 8-track reel-to-reel, and the result may be her most intimate and indigenous work yet. Ani not only plays all the instruments and provides all the lead and backing vocals, but for the first time in her career she’s done everything else as well: recorded the entire thing on vintage reel-to-reel equipment in her two home studios, even engineered & mixed it herself. The set-up may be minimal, but Ani’s scope is as broad as ever as she sings about overlapping personal and political themes with her trademark intimacy and intensity. The beautifully designed package also contains a small specially bound book including original artwork and three additional poems currently unavailable anywhere else. The end result is truly a singular sensation in more ways than one.