Album Review: Colleen Grace by Colleen Grace

Album Name: Colleen Grace
Artist: Colleen Grace
Year/Label: 2003 / Stinging Lily records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Colleen Grace previously released an EP and has now made a mature full-length.

She sings beautifully and plays the piano in an accomplished way. Her style is like a less theatrical Tori Amos or a more earthy Sarah McLachlan.

“All Blue” is delicate and has a suitably melancholy lyric. Colleen displays a startling gift for vocal harmonies here.

“Back into The Earth” was the title track of the EP and it’s still a lovely song. Shades of early Tori Amos abound, with Colleen Grace showing an equal skill with the ivories.

“Little Boy Leaving” has a folk-influenced sound and a gorgeous plaintiveness to it.

“Frustrated” is simple, almost like a lullaby. Its lyric is touching where it easily could have been depressing. It’s a lovely debut and one hopes Colleen Grace will continue making music like this.

Posted on June 3, 2003

Track Listing
1. Baby Jane
2. All Blue
3. Back Into the Earth
4. Mercy Said
5. Little Boy Leaving
6. Way Down
7. Page
8. Flirting with Colors
9. Without
10. Frustrated
11. Closer
12. Peaceful Here
13. New Year’s Day

[Colleen Grace Official Site]


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