Album Name: Elza
Year/Label: 2001 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
This is Elza’s first release. Her training is in opera and she’s won awards in that field, but has now moved on to pop music.
This CD is a perfect example of pop, and I don’t mean Britney Spears pop, but good old fashioned pop. The way it was mean to be (no death threats from Britney fans, please).
Elza has a strong clear voice that can sound sweet, gutsy and jazzy depending on the song. These tracks are catchy, lyrical and all around fun to listen to. I especially like “Don’t Compare My Heart” and “Flightless Bird” (which has a great jazzy hidden track 4:47 minutes into it)
If you like good radio-type pop like Lisa Loeb, Tara MacLean and Shawn Colvin you’ll like Elza. That isn’t to say that she sounds exactly like these artists, but the style is similar.
Pick this one up, it’s a keeper!
Posted on December 13, 2001
Listen to track samples
1. Everything to Me
2. Don’t Compare My Heart
4. Don’t Give Up
5. It Ain’t Right
6. Missing You
7. Take Me in Your Arms
8. Gotta Be Free
10. Flightless Bird