Album Name: Red Afternoon
Artist: Deidre Muro
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
This is a nice folk-pop album. The songs are hummable and familiar sounding without being trite.
Muro’s voice is strong and emotive.
The production is first rate, the instruments mixed with the voices (many layers and background vocals) is well done. Very professional.
“Alright” is very radio friendly. It’s a nice catchy pop tune that will probably stick in your head even after the CD is over.
“The End” has a 70s soft rock feel that I can’t help but love. I think it’s the echoey vocals and lovely string arrangement.
Title track “Red Afternoon” is very minimal, bluesy and emotional. It shows the depth and range of Muro’s lovely voice.
Other stand outs: “Farewell to Heros” and “Just Tell Me” and “Nothing”. Well, as you can see, this CD is full of really good songs. It’s hard to just single out a few.
Posted on September 6, 2005
Listen to track samples
3. Farewell To Heroes
4. The End
5. Can We Turn Around
6. Smart Girls Don’t Talk
7. Just Tell Me
8. Red Afternoon
10. Even If I Tried
Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I’ve known Deidre for years, and there’s never been a doubt in my mind that she could create a CD so incredible. From the first time I heard her sing way back in middle school to the shows she’s played around town recently; I’ve never found her short of amazing. This CD shows so much of her unbelievable talent, and it’s not even half of it. She is a true musician who knows what she’s doing. Hearing Deidre perform live is completely jaw-dropping, and proves how incredibly gifted she is. She can play a countless number of instruments and her voice is indescribable. The songs on this CD are so impressive, original, and well-written, all at such a young age. I’m so happy to see her doing what she’s always loved. She’s an amazing musician and works hard at what she wants. There’s no question in my mind that she’ll succeed in whatever she does. She deserves it.
name: Jimmy Weindler on Thursday, September 15, 2005