Album Name: Far Beyond the Pacific
Artist: Melissa Giges
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent
Sometimes I think an artist needs a band. Whether they have one or not when I am listening, sometimes I just think the voice and music would sound better with backing. This is not one of those times.
When I first put the CD in I heard some lovely piano and voice and then the band came in and I was disappointed. It went from pleasing pretty piano song to wedding band in a skinny minute.
Luckily the rest of the record is not plagued by the same thing. The instrumentation on other songs is much better. On One Day After they added just the right amount of “band” to make sense and not take away from the song. Her voice is especially impressive on the last note. It’s not doing anything extraordinary, just sounds great.
Her voice is really good; I’m just not sold on the production and instrumentation (except the piano which is great). It’s a little too late 70s-early 80s Adult Contemporary for me.
Listen on CDBaby and then discuss!
1. Find Some Time
2. One Day After
3. Some Kind Of Trouble
6. Holding On
7. Stand By
9. Carry You
11. So Good
13. Who Will I Be
15. Lay My Head Down