Album Review: Sunday Skies by Marnie Boyd

Album Name: Sunday Skies
Artist: Marnie Boyd
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Marnie Boyd’s music is relaxing without being edgeless. She sings and plays the harp and the piano to great effect. There are similarities in her style and Loreena McKennitt’s.

“Sleeping Partner” showcases Boyd’s expert harp-playing and boasts a stirring melody. The vocal parts are beautiful and a little eerie in places.

“Holiday” is very atmospheric. It conjures a mood of restfulness that goes well with the title.

“Ca the Yowes” is by Robert Burns and Boyd treats it with respect and makes it haunting.

“Take My Hand” is beautifully made and dynamic in a Celtic folk style.

“Blue Serenade” is very intriguing. Marnie Boyd’s near operatic vocals and the sweet melody make it great.

It’s a very rewarding album in all.

Posted on May 2, 2003

Track Listing
1. Song of the Wheels
2. Sleeping Partner
3. Holiday
4. Ca’ the Yowes
5. Sunday Skies
6. Serendipity
7. Take My Hand
8. Odalisque
9. Blue Serenade
10. Dance

[Marnie Boyd Official Site]


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