Maggie Reilly is not just a great singer, she has one of the best voices in British music. Her contribution to tracks by Mike Oldfield and Sisters of Mercy add such magic rendering great songs like "Moonlight Shadow" and "To France" classics. She is one of the few female singers who can leave goosebumps with her sparkling, clear distinctive tones. A unique voice that can be instantly identified whenever it's heard. A shame that she isn't the massive star she deserves to be.
This is a lovely album with great melodies, hooks and interesting lyrics with a sharp, classy production. All the songs suit Maggie's voice perfectly. Straightforward, good quality pop structures that after one listen stick in the brain. It's all very easy listening and radio friendly. No surprises which isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it's refreshing to listen to an album like "Echoes" knowing there is nothing uncomfortable or too clever to entertain, just reliable well sung warm and cosy listening at any time of the day.
If you haven't got a Maggie Reilly album, or maybe haven't heard of her, this is a sure, safe bet to buy. The quality on all levels is first class and hopefully like me it won't be the last album of hers you'll buy.