Judith Owen

Judith Owen

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British singer/songwriter Judith Owen's eclecticism has seen her records shelved in the rock, folk, and jazz sections of record stores. She was born the daughter of an opera singer and began writing songs as a teenager. Becoming a professional musician, she met and married actor/musician Harry Shearer and contributed vocals and keyboards to his 1994 album, It Must Have Been Something I Said. Her debut solo album, Emotions on a Postcard, was released on her own Dog on the Bed label in 1996. Among its songs was "Hand on My Heart," which was featured in the 1997 film As Good as It Gets and appeared on the soundtrack album. Owen befriended singer/songwriter Julia Fordham and appeared on Fordham's albums East West and That's Live. Another musical association was struck up with Richard Thompson, which led to Owen's appearances on the Thompson albums Mock Tudor, 1000 Years of Popular Music, and Old Kit Bag. She released her second solo album, Limited Edition, in 2000. "Creatures of Habit" and "Get into It" from the album were featured in the film Olive Juice. 12 Arrows (2003), her third album, boasted guest appearances by Fordham and Thompson, and it featured Owen's cover of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun." It earned her an opening slot on a k.d. lang tour. In 2004, Owen released a holiday EP, Christmas in July, including her cover of "Christmas with the Devil," a song by her husband's fictional group Spinal Tap. She also placed her song "Dreaming" in the film P.S., then used it on her fourth album, Lost and Found, released on her newly formed Courgette Records label in 2005. Her cover of the Kinks' "I Go to Sleep" was featured in the TV movie Mrs. Harris, and she then included it on her fifth album, Here, released August 8, 2006.
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Judith Owen Discography

Albums

none Judith Owen Twelve Arrows(CD, Album) Dog On The Bed Music none US 2003 Sell This Version
CGT-30017-2 Judith Owen Happy This Way (Album) Courgette Records CGT-30017-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
none Judith Owen Mopping Up Karma(CD) Courgette Records none 2008 Sell This Version
TWR 00131 Judith Owen Ebb & Flow (Album) Twanky Records TWR 00131 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CGT30018CH Judith Owen Creatures Of Habit(CDr, Single, Promo) Courgette Records CGT30018CH UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Julia Fordham & Judith Owen Julia Fordham & Judith Owen - White Christmas(File, AAC, Single, VBR) Little Boo Records none 2013
TWR 00138 Judith Owen In The Summertime(CD, EP) Twanky Records TWR 00138 UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Judith Owen In The Summertime(CDr, Single, Promo) Twanky Records none UK 2014 Sell This Version
promo Judith Owen, Harry Shearer Judith Owen, Harry Shearer - The Best Things(CD, Single, Promo) Twanky Records promo 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Judith Owen Happy This Way - 4 Song Sampler Plus Judith Owen In-Store EPK(2xCDr) Courgette Records none US 2007 Sell This Version

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