Album Review: Moments of Wonder by Kathy Hussey

Album Name: Moments of Wonder
Artist: Kathy Hussey
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

For some reason the cover art made me think I was in for a Christian music CD, I’m glad I don’t always judge by the cover.

Kathy Hussey’s song are in the vein of contemporary lite pop or folk. She has a nice comfortable voice…as in, not affected at all. It’s very natural. There is some real intricate guitar playing. Hussey is very skilled as both a musician and songwriter, as well as having that great voice.

This is a very personal recording. The songs are heartfelt; they stir up vivid images and emotions. They are a portal to the artists’ life and mind.

The CD came with card, which describes what each song is (genre-wise) and tells a little about what the song is about. Nice touch. I love that the artist takes the time to let us in on the background of the songs. Beth Amsel’s CD is like this too. I know some people would rather have the songs speak themselves, but for me, this way makes it a much more rich listening experience. The songs don’t just wash over you and then disappear, they are each stories or at least feelings that the listener gets really involved in.

The Americana sounding “Turtle” has this great lyric: “If I had a nickel for every penny I’ve spent…” no kidding! Sign me up!

“Sunset on the La Garitas” is so pretty it could be in a movie.

But “La Bonne Glace” is my favorite. I’m a sucker for the French language. This is a very nice adult contemporary/folk album that I’m sure will please many.

Posted on June 6, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. We Are The Day
2. Emily
3. The Same Mary
4. Sing My Memory
5. This Water
6. Maybe Tomorrow
7. Out of Sight, Out of Mind
8. Sunset on the LaGaritas
9. Other Side of That Hill
10. La Bonne Glace
11. Dim Flickering Light
12. Turtle

[Kathy Hussey Official Site]

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