Album Review: Waiting for a Ghost by Therina Bella

Album Name: Waiting for a Ghost
Artist: Therina Bella
Year/Label: 2006 / Eyelash Wish

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Therina Bella (real name Catherina Ann Borges) is a quiet enchantress on this record. It shows a slight resemblance to the works of Mazzy Star and Cat Power. But she has her own voice. She was inspired by the grief she felt at her father’s death and has shaped a delicate but urgent collection of songs.

“Forever” is a fabulous song that’s like Kristin Hersh’s “Your Ghost” in its impact and graceful sadness.

“Ghost” is exquisitely played and sung, even as Bella wrests beauty out of sorrow.

“Deep Breath” is more assertive but no less forlorn. Bella’s lovely vocal makes it all better.

The synth poppy “Terrible Girl” is a change of pace and proves her versatility.

Therina Bella’s album is well worth finding.

Posted on October 14, 2006

Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: therina bella is going to be one of the best to ever grace the ears and hearts of the world with her wonderful music and powerful voice. when you hear her, you are amazed at the stength and power of her voice. her voice is sooooooo strong -you would belive she could play an arena with out a mic- and beautiful it will bring chills to you and raise the hair on the back of your neck -in a very powerful positive moving way. if therina bella does not become a legendary name, it is proof positive that the record labels are robbing the world of the REAL talent that is out there. her first cd was great, but with her new cd, you feel what she feels, whether it be pain or love or the pain of loss, you simply feel and understand.
name: just ed on Saturday, October 28, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Escape
2. Forever
3. 52904
4. Ghost
5. Deep Breath
6. Southern Comfort
7. Terrible Girl
8. Bones (The Widow Song)
9. Waiting
10. Goodnight

[Therina Bella Official Site]


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