Regina Spector - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Regina Ilyinichna Spektor is a Russian born musician, song writer and producer. She was born in 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union but settled and now works in US. She specializes in jazz, anti-folk, indie folk, baroque pop and indie pop styles.
Regina Spector started her professional career in 2001 and since has reached amazing things as a musician. She’s a multitalented performer playing on piano, guitar, bass and flute, she released 6 albums with Sire and Warner
Bros labels, was nominated for arrange of awards and actually won the BMI Streaming Media Awards for “You’ve Got Time”. Regina Spector has been featured in several TV shows such as the Late Night with Stephen Colbert, she recorded the main theme for the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black which was also nominated for the Best Song Written for Visual Media for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Regina Spector - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats is sixth album released by this amazing musician. It was released on May 29, 2012 and instantly shot to top 3 of the Billboard 200 charts. The album consists of 14 tracks including deluxe edition bonus tracks such as Call Them Brothers featuring Only son, The prayer for Francois Villon and Old Jacket.
Three songs from the album were released as singles. First, on February 27, 2012 All The Rowboats including a digital download on the next day, then Don’t Leave Me was released which is actually a remake of Spector’s 2002 song. Then, on October 16, 2012 her song How was released as a third single of the album.
The album, needless to say, was very well received getting 3.5-5 star ratings from The Rolling Stone, All Music, NME, Pitchfork Media and others. A reviewer from Sputnikmusic gave her album the maximum rating with a comment ”an artist who could already seemingly do no wrong went and became even more perfect”. The album did very well on the charts including No.1 in US.