Album Review: Pianoscapes by Laura Sullivan

Album Name: Pianoscapes for the Trails of North America
Artist: Laura Sullivan
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Wow, gorgeous, just gorgeous. If you are a fan of instrumental piano music whether it is background for studying or a dinner party, or if you just like to play it loud, lay on the floor and chill out, this is fantastic.

In college I listened to a lot of George Winston and this reminded me of that.

The even does a version of the classic, “Pachebel’s Cannon” (which she calls “Pachebel for the Potomac”) it is a favorite of mine (ever since I saw the film “Ordinary People” and it featured that haunting melody).

“The Kettle Morain” also stands out to me.

Since I’m not really a musician I am not that well versed in theory: movements, measure, etc. So I won’t go into all that, all I know is it’s beautiful. Laura Sullivan is a talented woman and this is a lovely recording.

Posted on January 13, 2002

Track Listing
1. Mountain Magic
2. Sunrise on Cloud Palace
3. Jumping Fish
4. Pachelbel for the Potomac
5. Voice from Sacred Wilderness
6. The Kettle Moraine
7. From Sea to Sapphire Sea
8. Sunset on Cloud Palace
9. Hope for the Trees
10. Witches Slow Dance

[Laura Sullivan Official Site]


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