Album Review: Handpicked Marilyn Scott

Album Name: Handpicked
Artist: Marilyn Scott
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

When I first popped this in, I thought it was going to be a little too “adult/mature” for me. But as I listened I realized it was making me feel really really good.

“Handpicked” is Marilyn’s 9th album (yes, you read right, NINE) and it is, well, 16 of her best songs handpicked from Marilyn’s previous eight releases. They are all gems.

Marilyn Scott’s voice is beautiful and it’s perfect for this style of music. I would call this jazz-pop. It’s definitely jazzy, but not in a stuffy way. It’s very accessible.

She didn’t write all the songs here, so I she might not really qualify for exposure on this particular site. But I like the album so much I decided I didn’t care. [Don’t think that means I’m going to let Britney on here, however.]

Stand out songs: “Starting to Fall”, ” The Last Day”, and her version of the old, “You Don’t Know Me” is lovely.

Posted on December 4, 2005

Track Listing
1. Starting To Fall
2. You Don’t Know Me
3. The Look of Love
4. Close Enough
5. Get Home
6. In Your Eyes
7. Understanding Love
8. The Last Day
9. Loving You
10. I’m Calling You
11. You Don’t Know What Love Is
12. Smile
13. Give In
14. Don’t Let Love Get Away
15. I Always Think of You
16. Let me be the One

[Marilyn Scott Official Site]

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