Album Name: Open Hands
Artist: Pam Steinfeld
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
“Open Hands” is a CD filled with lovely melodies and great musicianship as well as Pam’s clear strong voice and fabulous songwriting.
“Before You Came Around” is quite a catchy, radio-type song.
On “Would You Listen?” Pam plays piano and it’s beautiful as is her voice.
“The Good Humor Man” is a cute and fun song about…you guessed it, the ice cream man.
Now the good humor man must have been hard of hearing We screamed like forever just go get him to stop And crowd ’round the truck, stare at the pictures And his cool coin dispenser – I wanted one
There were Fudgsicles, Creamsicles, Chocolate Éclairs Rocket Pops – red white and blue There was strawberry Shortcake and two kinds of Dixie Cups That came with those cute wooden spoons
If this song doesn’t make you hungry nothing will.
“Emily” is a lovely, sweet song about the child she hasn’t had yet.
“Apology Song (for R)” is a tear-inducing tune for a friend who has passed on by way of her own hands. Very nicely written.
She brings us out of our sadness with “He Did Not Ask Her Why” which is an upbeat rock song that would also play well on radio. Not that it’s not a sad song, because it kind of is, but it’s more upbeat musically.
“Open Hands” is a very nice recording.
Posted on July 30, 2002
Listen to track samples
1. Each and Every Dream
2. On the Inside
3. Before You Came Around
4. Would You Listen?
5. The Good Humor Man
7. Apology Song (for R)
8. He Did Not Ask Her Why
9. Love is Our Cross to Bear
10. Sketching Marcia
11. The Boston Song