Album Name: Little Light
Artist: Bob & Wendy
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I reviewed Bob & Wendy’s third CD, “Behind the Blue” (2000) some time ago. I didn’t expect to like it because it was labeled Americana and that’s not usually my bag. But in actuality I liked it very much and listened to it often after I had done the review.
So I was happy to get their second CD, “Little Light” and am not disappointed. They’ve proven again that fabulous songwriting and musicianship trancends any genre label one may put on a artist’s music.
The recording starts out with “Helena” which has a little bit of a Chris Isaak feel to it with the guitar and that familiar “Wicked Game”-sounding drum line. I think this is my favorite song on the CD and it’s a great one to start off with.
Bob’s cello (and mandolin, piano and mandocello) adds so much to Wendy’s already great songs.
“Sunday Morning” is a great slightly twangy tune that for some reason I want to be in a movie. It just seems like it belongs on a soundtrack. Wendy’s swooping voice shines here.
I also like “Haunted” which highlights piano simply with Wendy’s voice. It’s lovely. But really, I like all the songs on this CD.
If you liked “Behind the Blue” check out this one. I dare say it’s even better!
Posted on March 8, 2003
2. No One Knows
3. Waiting in the Wings
4. Daily Planet
6. The Veil
7. Sunday Morning
8. Do Right
9. Poison Arrow
11. Little Light