Album Review: Tears for Jack by Margaret McClure

Album Name: Tears for Jack
Artist: Margaret McClure
Year/Label: 2003 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

The cover is very pretty, but for some reason had me expecting smooth jazz music. Mother was right, “Never judge a book (or CD in this case)…”

Margaret McClure’s vocals have that pretty whispery quality.

“Stay with Me” is a lovely soft pleading song.

“The Story is Still the Same (SEO’s d&b mix)” begins very airy then goes almost techno. Lots of echoey vocals, and disco drumbeats. But the “regular” version of this song at the end of the CD shows the piano better and her vocals feel right up front. I could imagine either of these versions on the radio…just on different stations. This is a great song and a stand out on this CD.

This is a nice recording and belongs in the collection of any fan of pop singer songwriter, adult alternative genres. I look forward to more from this artist.

Posted on August 17, 2005

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Stay with Me
2. The Story is Still the Same (SEO’s d&b mix)
3. You’re Not Gonna Break My Heart
4. Brick Wall
5. No Love Voodo
6. The Story is Still the Same

[Margaret McClure Official Site]



Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: Hi Amy, I love this CD! It is very cool.
name: Sheila Sinje on Wednesday, September 14, 2005

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