Album Review: Under This Yellow Sun by Tori Sparks

Album Name: Under This Yellow Sun
Artist: Tori Sparks
Year/Label: 2007 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I reviewed Tori Sparks’ previous release, Rivers + Roads. I remarked at the time that her voice was impressive for a young woman. She’s even stronger now a couple of years later. There is a very sensual quality to her voice. It just drips with emotion.

She reminds me of one of my favorite vocalists, Anne Deming. Her style is similar to Anne’s as well.

Out of the Void is damn near heartbreaking. Not even the lyrics so much (thought they’re great), but the singing. You just feel her pain.

I also really like the opening song, Cold War.

This is a very strong record. The songs are well written; interesting and catchy without being trite. The musicianship is fabulous; very professional and solid. The production is first class. This is a fantastic album. Everyone involved should be very proud.

Posted on October 13, 2007

Track Listing
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1 Cold War
2 Out of the Void
3 Free
4 Under The Rug
5 Most Alone
6 Poison Well
7 Providence RI
8 Under This Yellow Sun
9 Peace of Soul
10 Caged Bird
11 Where is the Love
12 Carry Us

[Tori Sparks Official Site]


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