Album Review: A Purple Kind of Blue by Meredith Blis

Album Name: A Purple Kind of Blue
Artist: Meredith Blis
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Meredith Blis is a talented singer and pianist and this is her debut. She has an appealingly bluesy slant to her music.

“Smile my Blues Away” has some fun lyrics and a cool melody.

“I’d be a witch of Eastwick
With long platinum hair
Cast any spell
With just a wink and a stare”

she sings.

“Mighty Aphrodite” is a sweet song that asks the goddess of love for advice.

“Mermaid Girl” is transcendently beautiful with its longing to escape the mundane world. Blis plays her piano wonderfully and the cello compliments it well.

“Breakdown” is a lovely song, Blis singing sweetly to a fluid melody. The use of strings is well thought out.

It’s a good debut.

Posted on March 6, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. A Purple Kind of Blue
2. Smile My Blues Away
3. Mighty Aphrodite
4. The O Song
5. Such A Lovely Girl
6. Mermaid Girl
7. 2 Way St.
8. Breakdown
9. Legacy
10. Have Done
11. Fairy Dust
12. Untitled Love Song

[Meredith Blis Official Site]

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