Julia Thornton is one of the UK's leading exponents of the harp and percussion and after cutting her teeth on the Bryan Ferry 2000 tour, released the album 'Harpistry' in her own right. Put out on EMI to critical acclaim, Julia has now decided to move to her own label, allowing herself more artistic freedom. The new album Julia herself explains; " My choice of repertoire on this record I liken to one of my favourite recordings of another great harpist. My parents bought me a copy of 'Pieces from my Childhood'; a collection of beautiful works for the harp performed by the brilliant Marisa Robles. I loved the idea of selecting music that has a special place in ones heart. Pieces or songs that, as I was studying the harp with my teacher, Daphne Boden, I grew to love like old friends." It is an exhilarating piece of work and deserves to throw Julia Thornton right up alongside the likes of Vanessa Mae and Myleen Klass in the recognition stakes.
Those who need the aural equivalent of a relaxing, exotically perfumed bath may well retire from this CD happy. -- The Times Online