Album Review: Sapphire Days by Ann Sweeten

Album Name: Sapphire Days
Artist: Ann Sweeten
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

Part if this may be that I just finished listening to and reviewing a CD which consisted of extremely frenetic drumming and I really needed a CD like this to “cleanse my palate”. But having said that, this is a gorgeous listen. There are no vocals here just lovely instrumental piano.

Sweeten’s fingers dance over the keys in a way that makes me want to close my eyes and image gliding across a ballroom in a huge dress with jewelry dripping off me (and I’m not even that girly).

The tracks have names like “Walking with the Wind”, “In the Shadows”, “Thin Ice” which make me feel more like I ought to be picturing nature or wilderness instead of ballrooms, and maybe the next time I listen I will. But for now this is just what I need.

Posted on January 29, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Walking with the Wind
2. Thin Ice
3. Sapphire Days
4. A Prayer for Shazu
5. Solitude
6. Smoke
7. In the Shadows
8. Cotton Candy Skies
9. White Spirit
10. Arrow
11. Grains of Sand
12. Autumn’s Child
13. Canopy of Stars

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