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16 July 2012

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  Song Title
November Sun
Always Enough
Picture Me
One Day
Holding My Breath
All I Need
This is the Place

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 July 2012
  • Release Date: 13 July 2012
  • Label: Baroque Folk
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Baroque Folk, Manufactured & Distributed Exclusively By Welk Music Group
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  • Total Length: 30:59
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  • ASIN: B008JC1BE0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,419 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A slice of summer loveliness 21 July 2012
By downkiddie TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Bangles member Susanna Hoffs follows up the latest Bangles release, Sweetheart Of The Sun, with a long-awaited solo effort. From the opening bars of the jangly loveliness that is "November Sun", this is an album that puts a smile on the face. Beguiling vocals, gorgeous melodies and a beautiful folk meets classic pop sound make for a winning album. Produced by Mitchell Froom, this laid-back and mature album sounds effortlessly assured and homogenous.

The 10 original tracks have a similar feel but explore a range of emotions, some a little downbeat, others joyous. The standout track, "Raining", could be the theme to many a summer holiday starting on the M5, but is a beautiful though melancholic tale of losing love. Susanna sings "it's raining on the road ahead" in her warm and slightly Irish-sounding folky manner which suits this material so well.

This is a much less edgy and fragile album than her last solo album, the 1996 release Susanna Hoffs. Whilst opening her heart in the lyrics Hoffs doesn't seek to break new ground in serious musical statements. It's not that sort of album, more of a confection of the sweetest ingredients, a songbook from a lifetime of loving music. Many of the tracks have a similar soundscape, with use of guitar, strings, brass instruments and even a little accordion. The love of 60s music which has inspired so much of Susanna's output, both solo and with the Bangles is evident. With Beatlesque choruses, Seekers-esque folky singalongs, lots of jangly guitars and more than a dash of Joni Mitchell the 60s feel is always apparent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dont judge it by the cover 15 Oct 2012
By C
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They say dont judge a book by its cover and as with another review, dont think the cheap cardboard packaging means freebie type album. Susanna's voice still is distinctive and captivating in this selection. Its a worthy addition to any music collection if the price is right - single digit pounds - although I cannot compare to her other albums to judge if better or poorer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love It 2 April 2014
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This is one of the best albums I've heard in ages. I am also a really big Bangles fan too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT VOICE!!! 23 Sep 2013
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I really LOVE Susanna's voice, is one of the best artist I've ever heard! Listen to it, it's worth it! Piero
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Back with a Solid Return 8 Oct 2012
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In summary, this is a pleasant but not brilliant album. It will please fans of the Bangles and Hoffs, but lacks some of the punch of her earlier two solo albums. It is nice to see Hoffs back after a 16 year hiatus from solo work, and she sounds a more mature, conservative artist. There is a distinctly less edgy sound, not unlike the recent two albums by the re-formed Bangles. However, this is not to be too critical, since the album is still strong enough to create a warm glow and happy feel about it, presumably what Hoffs has intended in song seelction and production. She has chosen a strong line-up of studio musicians - oddly, she does not play guitar herself on any track - perhaps she defers to the skills of others, perahps at her stage of career she does not need to bother to learn new songs unless she plans to tour them. There are no really poor tracks, nor are there any really stand-out tracks. The opening four tracks are among the strongest, with a nice harpsichord sound to 'November Sun', strong vocals in 'Always Enough' and a solid feel to 'One Day'. But there is a sense that she is playing now for established fans, rather than trying to grow her career by reaching out to new listeners, which is understandable, all things considered.
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