Sibylle Baier is a German folk singer and actress, whose musical abilities achieved belated recognition with the 2006 release of the album Colour Green, compiled from songs she had recorded in the early 1970s.

Sibylle Baier
OriginGermany
GenresFolk
Occupation(s)
  • Actress
  • singer-songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1970–73
LabelsOrange Twin Records

BackgroundEdit

Having played the guitar and piano as a young girl, she was moved to write her first song, "Remember The Day", after taking a road trip with a friend across the Alps to Genoa, via Strasbourg.[1]

She appeared in Wim Wenders's 1973 film Alice in the Cities, and her music is also featured in Umarmungen und andere Sachen (1975) and in Wenders' Palermo Shooting (2008). Baier opted not to pursue an acting or singing career, and eventually moved to America, where she concentrated on bringing up a family.

The songs that made up her album Colour Green were home reel-to-reel tape recordings Baier had made in Germany between 1970 and 1973.[2] Some 30 years later, her son Robby compiled a CD from these recordings to give to family members as presents. He also gave a copy to Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis, who in turn passed it along to the Orange Twin label. Orange Twin released the album in February 2006.

DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Orange twin". Orangetwin.com. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Sibylle Baier, "Colour Green"". The Boston Globe. Massachusetts, Boston. 17 December 2006. p. N 7. Retrieved 27 June 2019 – via Newspapers.com.

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