SummaryThought to have been recorded between her stint with Rockford, Illinois, psych-rock outfit Pisces and her lone 45 on the Vincent label, Songs For A Friend is the last known recordings by Linda Bruner. Tracked in one continuous session in the back of Nielson's Music Store, Bruner drags herself through five doleful reinterpretations (Don't Let Me Down, Thorn Tree In The Garden, Georgia On My Mind, Wichita Lineman, Rainy Night In Georgia) and one original.
This neglected lover's note caught our eye by chance, the blue spine of its box crying out from a disheveled clutch of Pisces outtake reels. We've chosen to preserve the tape's intimacies, allowing it to roll through its imperfections, bits of banter, and hiss. If her disconsolate pop recreations reveal a tormented songbird soaring toward the edge of despair, it's only affirmation of what little we know for sure about Linda Bruner, now long lost.