Album Review: Close to Home by Dahlia Wakefield

Album Name: Close to Home
Artist: Dahlia Wakefield
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

How refreshing to hear a CD where the first song is a nice sweet happy love song. Now I have nothing against bitter love songs, I actually like them quite a lot. But it’s just really nice to occasionally hear someone who not bitching about something. “Let’s Talk about Love” is one of these happy love song just about how amazing it is to find someone that makes you giddy (even if that kind of thing rarely lasts forever).

Now the rest of the CD has its share of sad love songs, which are also very nice.

“Die for You” has some really nice guitar parts, it’s really pretty.

“Slipping Away” is the best one I think. I like the arrangement. When listening to this one, be sure to let it play for the hidden track. Wakefield clears her throat and begins to sing a song that is at once amusing and alarming and that’s all I’m going to say about that. You’ve got to get the CD to see what I mean. It’s great. I love it. Worth the price of the CD alone. Plus it really shows her voice.

Dahlia Wakefield has a lovely voice and her songs are well crafted. This is a nice recording.

Posted on October 8, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Let’s Talk About Love
2. I
3. You’re Coming Home
4. I Believe
5. Die For Love
6. Heaven Knows
7. Honestly
8. Meet Again Someday
9. Slipping Away
10. Studio Babble

[Dahlia Wakefield Official Site]


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