Album Review: It’s Who I Am by Mara

Album Name: It’s Who I Am
Artist: Mara
Year/Label: 2002 / Flying Coaster Records

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

“Don’t Let Me Run” is your basic rock song, ala Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge. I wouldn’t compare her voice to any of those women, but the sound is similar.

The title track “It’s Who I Am”, is a “me-power” anthem that has a fun harmonica solo and a good beat.

“Busker” – reminds me of George Michael’s song “Faith”…just the drum beat in the beginning. I like the distorted vocals and “Roselan” almost has an 80s punk thing going on.

“When The Damage Is Done” has a nice piano intro. If you’ve read my reviews, you know I’m a sucker for piano, so this is my favorite track. Her voice shines more in this song than in others as well.

“Eternally” is a nice way to end the record, peaceful and pretty.

If you like the artists above (not including George Michael, that is) give Mara a listen.

Posted on June 12, 2002

Track Listing
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1. Don’t Let Me Run
2. Blue Guitar Rock Star
3. It’s Who I Am
4. Never in Love
5. Busker
6. Roselan
7. When The Damage Is Done
8. Sunflowers & Rain
9. Jamie’s Song
10. No Apology
11. Eternally

[Mara Official Site]


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