Album Review: Be by Ruthann Springle

Album Name: Be
Artist: Ruthann Springle
Year/Label: 2001 / Soundgrove Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Ruthann Springle’s first record is beautifully made. Her quietly stunning songs have a way of getting into the listner’s mind. Her eloquent lyrics and fabulous melodies work well together.

The opener “Lenore” is a sad song with a tender melody.

“Life is hard” soars with its hopeful message “Life is the way I say it will be”.

By contrast there’s the chilling tale of loving an addict on “Hooked”.

The title track reminds me of the confessional songs from Paula Cole’s debut album. “I’ve tried to be an intellectual, I’ve tried to play dumb. I’ve tried to make you like me” sings Springle.

Vocally Springle is slightly like Cole too. “Be” is a good start for what I think will be a long career.

Posted on February 24, 2002

Track Listing
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1. Lenore
2. Life Is Hard
3. Be
4. Run To You
5. For the Love of God
6. Hallelujah
7. You’ve Got a Way
8. Hooked
9. I Can Not Go Back
10. Daisy Girl

[Ruthann Springle Official Site]


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