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5.0 out of 5 stars Doing It Her Own Way, 24 Nov 2011
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The Wolf (uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: O, Devotion! (Audio CD)
Sometimes the simplest things can sweep us away. Manchester-based
singer/songwriter Liz Green's debut album 'O, Devotion' is a winner.
The folksy/jazzy feel of these ten tracks relies on little more than her
curiously distinctive voice, acoustic guitar and a modest instrumental
ensemble to make its mark. Her hollow tone, flattened vowels and well-
modulated vibrato have a droll quality but imbue her pithy lyrics with raw
authenticity, crisply and sympathetically captured by producer Liam Watson.
The use of brass in the recording is particularly impressive and despite
the transatlantic roots of her compositional style the feel of the album is
quintessentially English in effect; as dry as a bone but not without humour.

'Displacement Song' is a fine example of her craft; the oompah accompaniment
and somewhat sleazy sax giving Ms Green a bouncy platform for her gently rocking
vocal performance. A bit dark and devilish in a Wiemar cabaret kind of way.
'Rag and Bone', too, would work well in a small smoky basement dive at 2am.
The quasi-paranoid narrative of 'Luis', with its elusive melodic structure and
keening brass intrusions, is a strangely bitter and unsettling invention and
final track 'Gallows' is as gloomy as gloomy gets. A somber story well-told.

'O, Devotion' is a strong first-showing from an idiosyncratically maverick talent.

Highly Recommended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Liz Green O Devotion!, 15 Dec 2011
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D. Kennedy "royaldyl" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: O, Devotion! (Audio CD)
I heard one song from this album on the radio and bought it on good faith. I really liked the first track Hey Joe when I got it. The rest of the album was a bit 'samey' on first listen. I then listened to 3 or 4 tracks in a single session and found they grew on me. I approached the rest of the album in a similar manner and the album really came to life.
I love Liz's voice. It's a bit Devendra Banhart or Karen Dalton but more subtle. Definitely worth a listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 11 Oct 2013
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An utterly brilliant album - amazingly evocative and haven't stopped playing it since it arrived. I felt as though i was entering another secret world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars O, Great CD, 2 Jan 2013
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Great listening with a difference that is so missing in many new albums. The musical arrangement is artistic and done with talent.
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