Suzzy Roche Shares ‘Stayin’ Home’ From Sister Maggie’s Posthumous Solo Release via Billboard
Where Do I Come From: A Moving Collection Of Songs By Maggie Roche To Be Released Oct 26
A Celebration of The Songs of Maggie Roche – Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche with Special Guests – Confirmed for December 4 at New York’s The Sheen Center
Today the video for the 1972 demo “Stayin Home” off the posthumous album, Where Do I Come From, by Maggie Roche (1951-2017), premiered via Billboard. In this article, Maggie’s sister Suzzy Roche acknowledges that the Where Do I Come From project has been “quite an emotional roller coaster” for her. “Stayin Home” provides a visual souvenir of the late singer-songwriter. Michael Grenadier created the video in collaboration with Dick Connette.
Where Do I Come From, a 32-track, 2CD collection of songs by Maggie Roche, will be released by StorySound Records on what would have been the beloved singer’s 67th birthday, October 26th, providing a immersive and poignant look at one of our most original American songwriters.
Maggie, who passed away in 2017 after a long struggle with cancer, was at the center of the long-running and much-admired music group The Roches, created with her sisters Terreand Suzzy. Maggie composed her songs for three voices, fashioning the signature sound of The Roches. Where Do I Come From spans her entire music career, from her 1975 duo album with Terre, through The Roches 2007 reunion record. The collection, which has been compiled in close collaboration with Suzzy, also features four previously unreleased recordings: “Stayin’ Home,” an early song that provides a snapshot of a young feisty Maggie as she ventures out into the world. “Down The Dream,” a live studio track recorded after word that Columbia Records had doubts about the progress Maggie and Terre were making in their recording sessions. (Another version of the song wound up on the 1975 duo album Seductive Reasoning, but this demo is classic, unedited Maggie.) “Where Do I Come From,” the title track, was found among Maggie’s things after her death and is most likely the last song she wrote. The newly recorded Christmas song, “Christmas Love,” was not written in time to make it onto We Three Kings, the Roches cherished 1990 Christmas album. Her family, in loving memory, sings “Christmas Love” for this collection.
Upon her death, Maggie’s listeners stepped forward to exclaim their deep connection to her through her music. Where Do I Come From is for those listeners as well as the many who have yet to discover her music.
Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche and special guests (to be announced) will celebrate the music of Maggie with a special show at New York City’s The Sheen Center on December 4, Tickets / Info: https://bit.ly/2Mn7s4u
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