Album Review: Beggar’s Alchemy by Morgan Grace

Album Name: Beggar’s Alchemy
Artist: Morgan Grace
Year/Label: 2005 / Obscura Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Morgan Grace makes brooding, dark yet compelling music.

“The King” is perched between Tori Amos and Nine Inch Nails industrial beats.

“La mer enchantee” is a classic-sounding delicate piano ballad.

“White Flag” is a song that uses martial terms to describe a fractured relationship. Grace fuses her piano playing with strings to great effect.

“Exit Wounds” is bleak yet marvelous song. Grace’s vocals are strong throughout.

“Beggar’s Alchemy” is a cut above most debuts and deserves to be heard.

Posted on March 8, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. The King
2. La Mer
3. Nice Day For a Murder
4. White Flag
5. Four Things
6. Exit Wounds
7. Olden Times

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Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I have to admit. I ordered the albumn and it’s been in heavy rotation on my WinAmp ever since. Morgan holds a majesty and undeniable presence in her siren’s call.
name: Absinth on Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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