Sheila Chandra Announces Reissues of ’90s Albums
Three of British singer Sheila Chandra’s solo voice albums from the ’90s are getting reissued by Real World Records on June 16: Weaving My Ancestors’ Voices (1992), The Zen Kiss (1994), and ABoneCroneDrone (1996).
Chandra retired from music in 2009 after losing her voice; she was diagnosed with Burning Mouth Syndrome. These albums mark some of her final recordings. “I can’t listen back to these records nowadays in case I am tempted to sing along, as it would be agony,” Chandra said in a statement. “I am delighted that Real World Records are reissuing the albums of which I’m most proud. They are a true reflection of me personally. They don’t sound like any other Asian musician who was making music at the time, and I very much doubt that they sound like any other musician now.”