Album Name: Break
Artist: Natalie Wattre Band
Year/Label: 2000 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Well the first thing that will strike you about this CD is Natalie’s incredible booming voice. Think Janis Joplin or Melissa Etheridge with anger management issues. Natalie can really belt it out. But she is also capable of the ballad. Her voice is smoky, growly and sexy all at once.
Then you’ll be impressed with her songwriting. These songs are well written and performed. Natalie plays the hell out of her guitar. I’m told she breaks strings on a regular basis and that’s no surprise.
“Lost” is a fabulous way to start out the CD, it shows her power and song writing skills. It could be on the radio (if radio played songs worth a damn anymore).
“Unconditional Love” and “I Will Comfort You” are good examples of Natalie’s tenderness.
“Reeling” anther one of my favorites. It has a nice rhythm and is instantly likeable.
I had the pleasure of hosting a living room show featuring Natalie and I’ll tell you, her voice is just as powerful without the benefit of production.
This is a great CD for driving fast with the windows down and rocking along to.
Posted on May 11, 2003
3. Coming Undone
6. Unconditional Love
7. I Will Comfort You
10. Everything Changes
11. How Does it Feel
13. Humor Me
15. Without You