Album Review: The Secret Dream of Tigers by Alicia Dara

Album Name: The Secret Dream of Tigers
Artist: Alicia Dara
Year/Label: 2008 / Chroma

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

I’ve reviewed Alicia Dara in the past, a long time ago. I remember liking that record a lot.

Her new album offers a multi-faceted sound with some great songs.

Isabel Archer is about the protagonist in Henry James “Potrait of a Lady” and it has a soft country style which works well.

Bulletproof is a sensitive song, much aided by Ian Moore’s backing vocals.

The title song is and eighties-sounding wide screen moment, Dara’s vocals sound delightfully sweet.

She covers Bowie’s Heroes which is a hard feat, she wont replace the original in anyone’s heart, but her version has its own soul.

Alicia Dara’s new album is just great.

Amy’s Note: I also got this CD for review. I have not listened to the whole thing enough to write it up yet, but I will say that I am really enjoying it!

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1 Catapult
2 Trouble
3 Isabel Arche
r4 Leather Jacket
5 Bulletproof
6 Black Muddy River
7 Magic Hour
8 Sleep Through The Night
9 The Tragedy
10 The Secret Dream Of Tigers
11 Heroes
12 The Bowery

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