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5.0 out of 5 stars
Big album from a big talent with a big heart, 25 Jun. 2012
Like the other reviewers I was straining at the leash in anticipation of Amy's 3rd album and like them I was totally blown away. Having grown up in the 70s, and now starting to fossilise, I know a great album when I hear one and believe me folks, Life in a Beautiful Light lives up to its namesake and is as engaging as the best of them. Pretty much all of the songs are standouts and hang together to make a cohesive whole but if I had to pick favourites then I'd choose the title track and "In the End". The former concludes with a gorgeous musical climax and the latter closes the set in a thought provoking manner, both lyrically and musically, especially when Amy chimes in unexpectedly with a lovely acoustic ballad that left me gasping for more. I am glad that this young mega-talent continues to remain true to her music and to herself. Her fans are better off as a result. Respect!