|2||All That Gold||2:18|
|4||Steal Me, Sweet Thief||2:30|
|5||La Vergine degli Angeli||2:37|
|9||Voi lo sapete, o mamma||5:16|
|10||Ah! Lo vedi (Fragment)||1:40|
|11||Salce, Salce & Ave Maria||8:59|
A new expanded reissue of the sold out & extremely limited LP from 2017. Concert recordings spanning the 1950s to the 1980s from opera singer Mary Mazzacane, the mother of guitarist Loren Connors.
“These recordings, no matter how rough the sound quality, capture the essence of the art of bel canto soprano Mary Mazzacane. Born in an Italian American neighborhood (Fairhaven) near Yale, she was one of the first women to graduate from the Yale School of Music. Ms. Mazzacane, who was active on the opera stage from 1947 through the 1970’s, playing leading roles in Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Amahl and the Night Visitors and other works, left no commercial recordings. All we have is a shoebox full of muddy practice sessions and live performance recordings on barely playable cassette tapes, along with a few radio broadcast acetates… Throughout these pieces, her voice has a unique inner warmth and a beautifully clear tone, the closest I know to the pure clarity of bells.” - Loren Connors
Second edition of 250 copies, including 12″x12″ double sided insert of program notes and photos.