Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I’ve reviewed Coles Whalen’s record in the past and I’ve always enjoyed them. But this is probably my favorite so far. Her style is mainly blues, but there are a few other genres thrown in as well.
“The Getting Side” is quite energetic and not just a little country.
“When You Were Here” is a lovely piano ballad that really showcases her fantastic vocal ability.
“So It Is” is just beautiful. Her voice is more soft and whispery here and it works just as well (maybe even better) than her more gutsy numbers. The backing vocals are great here too.
“Honeyed Out” is written by fellow singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst. I have heard Kris’ name in several music discussions but have not heard her music yet. But this song is so catchy and gutsy I think I’d better check her out. Coles gives a great sexy performance here.
This album is a class act. The songs are well written and touching. The vocals are superb and the production is clear and professional.
Posted on July 25, 2007
Listen to track samples
1. Call On Me
2. How Do You Do This To Me
3. The Getting Side
4. When You Were Here
5. So It Is
6. Honeyed Out