Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Back in July of 2002 I reviewed Sharon Edry’s first CD, “Edge of a Dream” and I liked it very much.
I don’t remember that CD’s songs being about love lost which makes me wonder if something happened to Sharon in between the two recordings. This one has quite a sad edge to it. Clearly she’s been through a break up recently. If not, she’s great at imagining it or recalling an old parting.
The very first line out of the gate is fabulous:
I think that I should win a special Oscar for my part As a blind girl living with a semi-broken heart
Then “Happy Ever After” has this heartbreaking phrase:
You said you needed me
That you’d never leave me
We’d stay together
Who’s to blame?
You for saying
Me for believing
Edry really has a way with words. She draws pictures with them that really get you to visualize exactly what she means. What a talent.
But the album isn’t necessarily a downer. The songs have an upbeat feel to them. Sort of a disconnect with the lyrics. But it works. Her voice is as strong, clear and lovely as ever. She’s also got a knack for writing melodies that hook without being trite.
This is a great pop/folk recording.
Stand out songs: “Blue Rain” and “Uncertainty”
Posted on August 25, 2004
Listen to track samples
2. Happy Ever After
3. Blue Rain
6. Stained Glass Window
7. At the End of the Day
9. Never-Ending Skyline
10. More Than
12. The Simple Song