Nearly 5 years since her last appearance on Morning Becomes Eclectic, Liz Phair returns to chat and play songs from her new self-titled album, released in June. In what was initially slated to be a solo acoustic performance, instead Liz brought in a full band.
During her chat Liz talked about the songs on the new album that span the last five years. The new album contains songs that touch on her divorce and single status and was deliberately an effort to be lighter and more upbeat. Working with various producers such as Michael Penn and The Matrix, Liz Phair contains the best of the various sessions that occurred during the last 5 years.
The new album features guests Jimmy Chamberlin, Wendy Melvoin, Pete Yorn and Mike Elizondo, who co-wrote and produced 50 Cent's hit In Da Club.
Liz Phair caused a sensation in 1993 upon the release of her critically acclaimed double-album debut, Exile in Guyville (Capitol). Her strong voice was never muted in her songs which quite often described her personal relationships be they long-term or decidedly very short-term and the various kinds of sexual encounters within them. 1994 saw her close in on mainstream success with her hit Supernova from Whip-Smart (Matador).
Beginning in July Liz embarks on a world tour that will go on through the rest of the year.
- Harold Cane