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Cibola Gold : Best Of 2008-2015

by Marianne Dissard

Signed Deluxe Edition CD with 24 pages booklet + 4 pages inner booklet. Jewel case within slipcase.

“Cibola, the legendary seven cities of gold, believed by the Spanish conquistadores to have been located in what is now the American Southwest. Cibola Gold, the thirteen essential tracks from my years in Tucson, my American dream. As much a ‘Best Of’—according to BK-One who tracklisted the album— as a page turner for me. I had a good time in Tucson. The songs are testimony to the good luck I had playing music there and to the difficulty I had escaping its gravitational pull. Onward to a new chapter. I live in Europe now, between Paris, Southern Italy and Ramsgate. Wherever I need to be to keep making the music I want to make, write the books I want to write, and live the adventures I want to live.“ - MD

Tracklisted by BK-One (Wax Poetics, Rhymesayers producer and DJ) and mastered by John Dent from albums ‘L’Entredeux’ (2008), ‘Paris One Takes’ (City Series 2010), ‘L’Abandon’ (2011), ‘The Cat. Not Me’ (2014) and ‘Cologne Vier Takes’ (City Series 2015).

LISTEN to ALBUM at the bottom of this page.

1. Les Draps Sourds (L’Entredeux)
2. The One And Only (L’Abandon)
3. Election (The Cat. Not Me)
4. Cayenne (L’Entredeux)
5. Les Confettis(Cologne Vier Takes)
6. Tortue (The Cat. Not Me)
7. Almas Perversas (L’Abandon)
8. Trop Exprès (L’Entredeux)
9. Pomme (The Cat. Not Me)
10. La Peau Du Lait (L’Abandon)
11. It’s Love (Paris One Takes)
12. Un Gros Chat (L’Abandon)
13. Am Letzen (The Cat. Not Me)

Marianne’s music plays effortlessly with contradiction. Tender, yet abrasive. Melodramatic, but vulnerable. Comical and heartbreaking. I never know how to describe it to those who ask. […] By chance, I met her on the very spot that a 4-story fire precipitated John Dillinger’s capture. But despite her love of risk-taking and her string of far-fetched adventures, Marianne is no outlaw. She never seeks notoriety, and her nomadic lifestyle doesn’t seem to stem from restlessness. Instead, I’ve always thought of Marianne as an archaeologist, off to dig and discover stories.” BK-One from CD Booklet

Cover photograph by Garry Winogrand.

Booklet includes photographs by Marianne Dissard, Vincent J. Stoker, Howe Gelb, Naïm Amor, Jonathan F. Kugel, Cathimini and many more.

Also an essay contribution by BK-One + written notes by Marianne Dissard, Howe Gelb, John Convertino, Naïm Amor and Christian Ravaglioli.

The booklet was designed by Marianne Dissard. It’s got a lot of fun stuff, some of them intimate, others thoughtful. It is a look-back after all, with all the nostalgia and wistfulness that entails.