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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To Know Her Is To Love Her
Zara McFarlane deserves to be big. Very big indeed. Her 2011 debut 'Until
Tomorrow' was a stunner but there is considerable development evident
in her new album 'If You Knew Her'. It's all about the voice; a wonderfully
fluid and flexible instrument which hovers on the stave somewhere between
mezzo and soprano and possesses the most wonderful clarity...
Published 14 months ago by The Wolf

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1 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars unusual voice
I was not keen on this artist's voice and didn't like the songs at all. Not my choice of jazz.
Published 12 months ago by Jazzy


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5.0 out of 5 stars To Know Her Is To Love Her, 26 Jan. 2014
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The Wolf (uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: If You Knew Her (Audio CD)
Zara McFarlane deserves to be big. Very big indeed. Her 2011 debut 'Until
Tomorrow' was a stunner but there is considerable development evident
in her new album 'If You Knew Her'. It's all about the voice; a wonderfully
fluid and flexible instrument which hovers on the stave somewhere between
mezzo and soprano and possesses the most wonderful clarity and purity of tone.

Sympathetically supported by a crack ensemble, substantially carried by pianist
Peter Edwards, this collection of eleven numbers demonstrates beyond doubt
Ms McFarlane's vocal and interpretive skills in songs which would put many
more experienced singers to the test. For my money she's one of the best
new "jazz" voices on the block. Whether in the beautifully fragile and exposed
performance of 'You'll Get Me In Trouble'; the strange folksy harmonies and
impeccable diction of the magical 'Plain Gold Ring' and equally exposed and
enchanting 'The Games We Played'; or the stunningly simple but soulful
opening track 'Open Heart', she is never less than at the top of her game.

2014 suddenly feels like it's shifted up a gear with this stunning release.

Methinks it will be a good year for Ms McFarlane.

Highly Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars She's Making magic with her voice, 13 Dec. 2014
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iGlad "iGlad" (Manchester, Lancs United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I won't lie I love to hear this lady sing and bought the vinyl version because i love vinyl. as a follow up album to her debut It's a great album and it's probably my album of the year. The voice is smokey loud and also powerful she sings she scats as that's what jazz singers are supposed to do. She also writes and arranges, which l always admire as she's got something to say. a great album which she should be proud of. Hopefully in 2015 I'll get to see her live.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Knew Her, 7 Feb. 2014
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Deep spiritual soul jazz at its best, the world's a better place, thank you Zara

Angie La La is my choice as killer track - but that could change tomorrow
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4.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Jazz, 3 May 2014
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Augustus Leo (a small corner of Australia) - See all my reviews
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It is her voice that first attracted me to finding out more. I'm a fan of Nicolette and her voice reminded me a lot of her. I'm not a particular fan of jazz but I like the soulful way she sings and brings much feeling to the songs. Great Saturday morning music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album - saw Zara at the Norwich Festival a ..., 1 Dec. 2014
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Great album - saw Zara at the Norwich Festival a couple of years ago and this is a real step forward (not that she wasn't excellent live!)...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Sept. 2014
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Mr. K. Hubbard "kevinatkhco" (Glastonbury) - See all my reviews
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some seriously great musicianship, along with Zara's excellent vocals ... great album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great voice and well written songs, 12 Mar. 2015
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Some lovely soulful music on this album. Great voice and well written songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Album doesn't disappoint., 22 July 2014
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Saw her on Jules Holland. Album doesn't disappoint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 9 Jan. 2015
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Lovely album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 Oct. 2014
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excellent
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