Recorded in Melbourne after years living in New York City, 'Welcome Stranger' includes several homages to diMattina's hometown and takes it's name from the one cover on the album, compatriot Paul Kelly's 'Dumb Things'. diMattina's lyrics encompass humour, pith and pathos - from the ode to Melbourne 'Livingest Place' ("the weather man tries but he really doesn't know") to the sardonic 'Joan of Burwood' ("all she ever does is burn the steak..") and the songwriter's Beatles-esque conclusion on true love in "A Girl and a Dog".
Stylistically "Welcome Stranger' draws from the lyrical side of country blues and sweet jazz - the intro to 'Moonshine' is lifted from one of Jelly Roll Morton's Library of Congress recordings. However fans of the more classically inspired solo piano album Senses will not be disappointed - diMattina's passion is distilled here with the same tasteful restraint, an occassional flash of pianistic brilliance only ever serving the song rather than the inverse.
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Other tracks by Monique diMattina: Lunar Lady - Get Happy
|Number Of People In Act||Solo|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Welcome Stranger|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Monique diMattina|
|Media Servicing Date||2010-10-09|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.moniquedimattina.com|
|Artist Social Network Page||http://www.myspace.com/moniquedimattina|
|Online Store Page 1|
|Other website where music can be purchased (URL)||http://www.headrecords.com|
|Content Provider||Head Records|