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5.0 out of 5 stars True Brilliance.
Helped along with a few friends including Joan Baez, Erin Mckeown and Waterboy Steve Wickham, Thea has created an album of sparse beauty. The opening track "Old Soul" gives more than a slight nod to The Waterboys "Strange Boat" and sets the mood perfectly for an album full of heartfelt songs and sheer emotion. I dare anyone to listen to "Slow Journey" and not to be moved...
Published on 9 May 2008 by Mr. R. C. Neil
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a particular favourite.
I had only heard Thea Gilmore's recordings of Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding album and loved that and as I then heard her sing with Joan Baez and loved that too I bought this cd. However I have to admit that the one track I really enjoy is where she sings with Joan Baez, the rest of the cd does little for me. She does have a lovely voice though.
Published 5 months ago by Janiebeth
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thea Gilmore,
This review is from: Liejacker (MP3 Download)Fell in love with her voice some time ago listening by chance to the radio. This is as good as the rest.
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful singer .... wonderful album,
This review is from: Liejacker (Audio CD)Bought this album after hearing one of Thea's tracks on the radio - completely blown away ... absolutely fabulous! Have now bought her new album of Sandy Denny's lyrics put to Thea Golmore's music - it also is truly magical.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifejacker,
This review is from: Liejacker (Audio CD)This is the first time i have been moved to write a review. Thea has a wonderfully soulfull voice,combined with great music and fine lyrics,a great combination.I have already ordered murphys heart and recorded delivery .Buy this you wont be dissapointed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Her best work so far,
This review is from: Liejacker (Audio CD)I now have most, but not quite all, of Thea Gilmore's cds. This one is by far my favourite, and the one I keep playing. The songs on here are really strong, particularly the Icarus Wind and Old Soul, and her voice sounds wonderful. I would rank this alongside some of the all-time classic singer-songwriter albums.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets better each time you hear it.,
This review is from: Liejacker (Audio CD)An absolutely fantastic album. Streets ahead of the other albums of Thea's that I've heard. She's really matured as a songwriter and her voice sounds great. You can sense her personality throughout. Why is she still on the fringes of the fame thing? Maybe it's a good thing she is, for her and us! Oh, almost forgot, a sublime cover version of You spin me round (like a record) rounds off the collection. Thea is particularly good at picking out the essence of a naff song that makes is sound good (unlike that last sentence of mine!)
5.0 out of 5 stars Thea delivers the goods,
This review is from: Liejacker (Audio CD)Thea Gilmore is one of Britain's most underrated gems, a singer/songwriter of intelligence and passion, and this is the perfect place to discover her, as she presents what is arguably her best album to date. After the hard, glossy production of "Harpo's Ghost", "Liejacker" feels more organic, with a bluesy folk sensibility, as if Thea is taking some time to reflect and reach deeper and further for her inspiration. While this album lacks the rocking edge of, say, "Songs from the Gutter", it instead displays a breathtaking warmth and maturity that blossoms, on repeated listenings, to a thing of beguiling, thought-provoking beauty. The result is her most consistently satisfying album and one that I, personally, cannot stop listening to. It's time she got the recognition she deserves.
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as ever,
This review is from: Liejacker (Audio CD)Writing this after only a few plays, but the new album seems to be as good as any of Thea's previous work (ie. very good indeed).
Standout tracks include The Lower Road (with Joan Baez), Dance in New York, Icarus Wind, Roll on, Rosie, Old Soul ... actually all of it! Thea's songs are as good as ever, her voice has improved if anything, and the playing and production are spot on. A Mercury prize nomination or similar would be fitting.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thea back on form,
This review is from: Liejacker (Audio CD)Thea's previous album Harpo's Ghost had some gems on it but in places it lacked the rawness and emotion of her earlier work and live performances. Not so Liejacker. This album sees Thea in a calmer and more reflective mood although her trademark sharp, biting lyrics are still present on tracks such as 'Roll On', 'Wrong Side' and 'Black Letter'. 'Dance In New York', 'Old Soul', 'Rosie' and the lovely duet with Joan Baez 'The Lower Road' are on the mellower side and are beautiful songs to listen to. This is an album that grows on you and becomes more meaningful with each listen.
Overall a fabulous album, definitely one of her best to date and a great one for new Thea fans as well.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you buy only one Thea Gilmore album...,
This review is from: Liejacker (Audio CD)Each earlier album has some stand-out tracks - suggesting the possibility of a great album. And here it is!
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THEA COMES GOOD!,
This review is from: Liejacker (Audio CD)At last Thea has produced the album we all hoped for. Gone are the seemingly endless "list" songs she filled her previous albums with and in their place are just beautiful melodies. If anyone comes up with a better cd this year I'll be surprised. Confirmation that Thea is one of this country's great talents. Not one bad track on the whole album. Superb!!
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