Album Review: Be Still by Donna Lewis

Album Name: Be Still
Artist: Donna Lewis
Year/Label: 2002 / Peruzzi for the World

[Buy at Donna Lewis Official Site]

Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I received this CD one beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon when we were driving around looking at potential houses. My initial reaction was that this was a great background music CD. The songs just kind of washed over me. I wasn’t really giving any thought to the end of one song and beginning of another.

On second listen, the songs really kept my attention.

She opens up the recording with “Ireland”, which is beautiful and soft with tinkling piano…gorgeous!

On “Sixth Sense” her voice is more prominent and really shows what she’s got. And what she has is great!

In “Blutides” she sings,

Oh little river
Are you breathing for me
Oh under the layers
Linger with me
Hold in the moment with me
Oh little river
Are you giving into me

…and you feel like you’re floating.

“Pink Dress” uses distorted vocals, which sound very cool, and a haunting keyboard. This song could have been featured in an episode of “Twin Peaks”. Actually the whole CD would fall into that description. I’m going to call this ambient mood music, and I love it.

Posted on June 12, 2002

Track Listing
1. Ireland
2. Pink Dress
3. Nowhere to Run
4. Hands
5. Sixth Sense
6. Blutides
7. After the Fire
8. Fearless
9. Moonbeam
10. Be Still

[Donna Lewis Official Site]

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