Album Review: Angels Near by Alice Marie

Album Name: Angels Near
Artist: Alice Marie
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I’m not sure why I was expecting soft McLachlan-ish pop from Alice Marie (I think it’s because of the song of hers that appears on Undiscovered Gems) but I was wrong. Alice Marie gets right out of the gate rocking with the first track, “It’s Amazing”.

“Angels Near” almost has an 80s new wave sound. I especially like the carnival sound in the middle.

“I Was Seven” is downright scary as she pleads with her imaginary friend taken from books to save her from…well…just listen. At times this song reminds me of early Tori Amos.

This is a good solid recording from an artist who is not mainstream sounding and has a lot to say.

Posted on January 31, 2005

Track Listing
1. It’s Amazing
2. Could It Be
3. Bring The Guitar
4. Angels Near
5. I Was Seven
6. Bridges
7. Daddy’s Song
8. Black Reverie
9. Easy Streets
10. More

[Alice Marie Official Site]


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