Album Review: Never Felt the Sun by Julie Lavender

Album Name: Never Felt the Sun
Artist: Julie Lavender
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

There is definitely something about this CD that makes me feel like I’m somewhere in the late 70s. But I like that. It was a happy time!

A few of the songs utilize the flute, which makes me think of Sesame Street.

“Stop” sounds theatrical, like it belongs in a Barbra Streisand film.

“Tree” has lovely piano arrangement played by Lavender herself.

Lavender has a soothing voice and is clearly a talented songwriter. The music falls somewhere in the jazz, new age, almost big band/piano bar range. A tad reminiscent of Everything But The Girl, but a little more sophisticated, this is nice jazzy mellow stuff.

Posted on May 27, 2005

Track Listing
1. Never Felt the sun
2. Stop
3. Veil
4. Tree
5. Tin Man
6. Morning Song
7. Velvet Arms of Midnight
8. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
9. When I Fall…
10. Here Come the Dreamers

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