Release Date: September 12th, 2000
Sara Lee is a noted and respected musician, having played Gang of Four, Robyn Hitchcock, the B-52's, the Indigo Girls, Joan Osborne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Fiona Apple, and Thompson Twins. In 1996 and 1997 she accompanied Ani DiFranco on tours of Europe and North America, as documented on the double live album Living in Clip.
After taking a turn at vocals during an Indigo Girls soundcheck, Sara toyed with the idea of recording her own solo record. This idea became Make It Beautiful, Sara's solo debut, released on Righteous Babe Records in 2000.
The result is a joyous celebration of the groove: 10 tracks of pop-funk pleasure, in which Sara's dance-driven melodies are partnered with thoughtful lyrics by 5 acclaimed women songwriters—Ani, Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls), Barbara Gogan (The Passions), Kristen Hall, and Pal Shazar. Producer Peter Scherer (Ambitious Lovers) and guest artists Ivan Neville, Pee Wee Ellis, Cyro Baptista, BETTY and Andy Gill join forces with a stellar cast of players to bring Lee's music to life and (you guessed it) make it beautiful.