Album Review: Confessions by Katie Marie

Album Name: Confessions
Artist: Katie Marie
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I reviewed Katie Marie’s EP “Been Here Before” back in 2003 and really enjoyed it. At that time I had said I was looking forward to a full length from Katie. Well, the wait is over. “Confessions” has been released. I’m happy to report that this is a fine recording as well.

I would classify her music as folk with a Brit pop feel to it. This recording has a lot of beautifully intricate guitar lines performed by Luigi Langella, and Katie’s voice has the beauty and quality to match. The songwriting is very emotional. Her voice just oozes with feeling.

Katie is a busy lady. Not only is she a solo artist, but she is also a member of two other bands, Lorelei and Trilogy and is a session player. Pretty impressive.

The only thing I would change about this recording is a production note and that is that the mix seems off to me. I wanted the lead guitar and vocals to be louder to match the drum and bass; which appeared louder. But then I realized that my left speakers volume was too low. Once I fiddled with that, it sounded much better, but I still felt like I was straining to pick out what she was singing at times.

But all in all, this is a very nice recording. Give it a spin, especially if you appreciate very skilled guitar playing, and like it with a dose of a lovely emotive singing voice and nice pop songs.

Stand out songs: Alive, Let Me Go, Misunderstood, Change

Posted on August 12, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Intro
2. Alive
3. Tangled
4. Let Me Go
5. Slipping
6. My Drug
7. Misunderstood
8. Nothing to Me
9. Mr.Do Things My Way
10. Adoring You
11. Change

[Katie Marie Official Site]



Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I downloaded this album last week and I have to say it’s beautiful. not the greatest sound quality iv heard but the emotion thats piled into each track shines through. its not offen you get to hear real music from the heart. great stuff.
name: Ryan Heeley n Sunday, October 15, 2006

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I love this CD, it’s so raw and emotive. If you like real music then you’ll adore Confessions, and Katie is a really cool person too! I’m lucky enough to have met her!
name: Clive Watts Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I visit this website a lot and just happened upon this review, I am also a big fan of Katie’s beautiful music and loved this CD. Let Me Go is an amazing track. 5 *s from me all the way x
name: TJ

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: What can I say? A totally amazing CD from an honest and beautiful songwriter.
name: Grant on Sunday, November 27, 2005

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: im a mega big fan of katies music and this is one of my favourite cds….i just luv it!!! if youve not heard any of katies music yet you simply have to take a listen very soon….as once youve heard one song youre totally in love!! 😉 tracks to check out: ~Have My Love~Let Me Go~Mirror~Misunderstood~My Drug~Change~
name: jeni on Friday, November 18, 2005

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I bought this CD a little while ago and totally adore it, I’ve played it so many times! I love the fact that what ever katie writes is so honest and from the heart, it gets me everytime. I can’t wait to hear more.
name: Terri on Friday, November 4, 2005


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