Officially out today, Cortizona 015: Patty Waters - You Loved Me

Philippe Cortens May 13th 2022


First time release on vinyl of the breathtaking songs Patty Waters recorded with engineer Steve Atkins in 1970 at the Coast Recordings studio, together with the unreleased single ‘My One And Only Love’ and a recorded live session at Lone Mountain College in 1974. Patty Waters sounds settled and in complete control here; with every word her voice is a painting. Additionally, there's also the extended piano piece 'Touched By A Rodin In A Paris Museum'. More recent recordings can occasionally feel brittle and sometimes overwhelmingly difficult, but the songs here are possessed of a warmth and ease. That's not to say they're Easy Listening of course, but are possessed of Water's inimitable inflections that encompass sensitivity, grace, and the raw flesh of experience. She sounds strong and purposeful; fiery and loving in her invocations of lust. If you listen to one song this month, make it the a capella 'My Man's Gone Now', a soul-gouging sorrowful blues that is jawdropping, and gave me the timeshift feeling of awe. It is both an exorcism and a prayer; sacred and profane. (The Quietus, May 2022) Vocals and piano: Patty Waters Audio remastered by Gert Van Hoof at Cochlea Mastering Mastering Audio restoration by Pieter Ketelslegers Liner notes by Eric Terino Lay out by Jef Cuypers Picture front cover by Chuck Stewart Picture Back cover by Tina Garzero Distribution by NEWS Distribution Benelux https://cortizona.bandcamp.com/album/you-loved-me-2