on 15 May 2002
The style of music on this album may appear to be a little dated at first, but the fact is that in many ways it is timeless, by being quite simply, brilliant!
Collin's voice is magnificent; like cut glass. At times chillingly beautiful, her voice has a mystery unparalleled amongst her peers in my opinion, including the likes of Joni Mitchell.
'Someday Soon' is a rather jolly, upbeat start to the album, followed by the self-penned 'Since You Asked', which is nothing less than a masterpiece of inspired melody and poetic lyrics of the highest quality, which go with folk-pop music at its very best.
'Both Sides Now', aimed at a pop audience, is a good cover of the Joni Mitchell song and Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne' is done superbly. 'Farewell to Tarwathie' is a Scottish folk song, and sung so beautifully it moves a grown man (me) each time he hears it. There is also an excellent version of The Beatles 'In My Life', and the uplifting hit 'Amazing Grace', plus more besides.
Well worth buying.
An uplifting listening experience as Collins' crystal voice takes centre stage on this collection of well chosen songs by herself (Since You asked, My Father, Albatross), Joni Mitchell (Both Sides Now), Leonard Cohen (Suzanne), Sandy Denny (Who Knows ...) and others. Farewell To Tarwathie is replete with the sounds of the ocean, and her 1971 novelty a capella hit Amazing Grace is also included. My favorites include Someday Soon, Both Sides Now, Suzanne and her sensitive interpretation of Who knows Where The Time Goes. Musical fashions may come and go but nothing beats a pure voice wrapped around poetic lyrics set to a beautiful melody. This is eternal music.