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4.0 out of 5 stars Uncovered - Beth Nielsen Chapman
I have always enjoyed BNC's music and had several previous albums. Bought this in anticipation of a recent live concert. Should have loved the concert apart from an incompetent sound engineer who couldn't get the right balance between band, soloists etc, so have enjoyed listening to the music in the privacy of my own home.

If you like BNC this is another...
Published 6 months ago by Bald Kiwi

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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad.
Quite a lot of old marterial.

Pleasant listening, if not spectacular.

Good material for car journeys, but not to impress your guests.
Published 6 months ago by robert hawke


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4.0 out of 5 stars Uncovered - Beth Nielsen Chapman, 28 Feb 2014
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Bald Kiwi (Luton, England) - See all my reviews
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I have always enjoyed BNC's music and had several previous albums. Bought this in anticipation of a recent live concert. Should have loved the concert apart from an incompetent sound engineer who couldn't get the right balance between band, soloists etc, so have enjoyed listening to the music in the privacy of my own home.

If you like BNC this is another album where she is back in her "happy place" (one of her first albums while thoughtful, was written shortly after her husband died of cancer)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some Beautifully Crafted Songs, 20 Jan 2014
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Angel Delta (Southsea Hants) - See all my reviews
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Beth Nielsen Chapman has built an enviable reputation as one of America's most gifted songwriters writing material that has been covered by artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Emmylou Harris, Neil Diamond and Roberta Flack.

Now, on her latest album, she uncovers twelve of her beautifully crafted songs that she has never recorded before but which have been significant hits for other performers. The collection features an impressive array of recording luminaries who have lent their talents to make this album a celebration of true Americana and was recorded in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Nashville.

The album opens with Beth's deft keyboard intro to the lovely, lilting "Simple Things" which was a hit for Jim Brickman with Kim Carnes providing backing vocals. "Sweet Love Shine" was co-written with the late, lamented, Waylon Jennings and his wife, Jessi Colter, contributes backing vocals while the track is underpinned by the distinctive sound of guitar legend Duane Eddy.

On "Almost Home", a hit record for Mary Chapin Carpenter, Beth is joined by Gretchen Peters, Suzy Bogguss and Matraca Berg on a compelling, piano led reading of the song. "Here We Are" was a #1 hit for Alabama that she wrote with Vince Gill who duets with her on this re-working which has some striking electric guitar in the mix. Lorrie Morgan hit the charts with "Five Minutes" and she joins Beth on this very catchy number.

"Pray" is a gorgeous song with an almost hymnal quality and Beth's ethereal voice, cello, harp and pipes convey a haunting quality that is complemented by the voices of Amy Grant, Ruth Trimble and Eilidh Patterson. "Maybe That's All It Takes" is an exquisite ballad that was a hit for Don Williams and here she is joined by premier Nashville sessionman, Darrell Scott.

Probably the best known song on the album is "This Kiss" which was a big hit for Faith Hill. Beth's recording of this song is good by any standard and although it doesn't have the immediate impact of Hill's version, with its dramatic guitar intro, it does have a more understated appeal of its own. The exciting, blues sound of "Meet Me Halfway" was a hit for Bonnie Raitt and features some sterling work by Bonnie's guitarist, George Marinelli and also serves to illustrate Beth's versatility as a performer.

From bluegrass and country to the pop, folk, blues and celtic influences that the album calls upon, this is evidence not just of Beth's abilities as a songwriter but her strengths as a performer, too. In uncovering these songs she has given them a fresh dimension and has surely made them her own, once again
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 July 2014
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Another excellent product. I would use the seller again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great idea for an album., 4 Jun 2014
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This is a snapshot of how great a songwriter Beth is with some great contributions from her friends and collaborators. Some of the finest songs ever written in Nashville.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good buy, 9 May 2014
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if you love country pop then this cd is well worth buying, beth has a great voice a cd that can be listen time and time again
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5.0 out of 5 stars soulful, uplifting and beautiful songs, 3 Mar 2014
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I could listen to this CD over and over. Instead of verbalising a prayer I played 'Pray' in church, which was very well received.
Anyone who likes thoughtful, beautiful songs would love this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beth at her best., 24 Feb 2014
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Beth is such a great song writer that it's hard to remember how many hits she has written for other people. Had the privilege of being at her performance at Celtic Connections in Glasgow when she sang most of these songs and told the stories of how and when they were written. A great album, full of fantastic songs, talented musicians and great singers with beautiful voices.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good album as usual from BNC, 23 Feb 2014
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Classic BNC with a twist This album showcases her songwriting talent to the full . Good track follows good track .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb artiste, 20 Feb 2014
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Any one who likes great songs with a superb singer can't go wrong with this album. Can't wait for the proposed box set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 19 Feb 2014
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I heard Beth at Celtic Connections when she sang Pry without ceasing. Such a beautiful poignant song and very meaningful for me it brought tears to my eyes. Came home and searched for it and up came Uncovered. the whole album is beautiful.
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