Méav's "The Calling" is one of the most beautiful albums to hit the hands of all this week. Many are talking about the lovely variety of songs that Méav chose to put on her new album.
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" seems to be the most favorite. With Méav's beautiful way of making this song almost 'hymn like', people seem to relax and sit back and enjoy her sweet, thoughtful demeanor as she sings this. It's like "falling in love" all over again. Méav's voice makes sure of this. Méav puts her sweet thoughts in song here in such a way that it becomes her own "love song" as if she is singing to the love of her life. Méav truly makes all who hear this song, want to "kiss the lips (mouth)" of the one they love and tell them how much they love them. Méav makes this a song of rekindling your love.
"Shenandoah" is a special favorite, too, as one seems to think back to the days of James Stewart, the great American actor, as he played in the movie of the same name. The sweet sound of this song tends to bring tears of memory of family movies of long ago. It's truly a favorite with everyone. Méav's way of putting a new sound to "Shenandoah" melts the heart. After hearing Méav's take on this song, it stays on your lips as you go along your way...hearing her beautiful melody and lyrics. There's no wonder that this is one of the favorites on the album.
Méav's "Songline to Home" is my most favorite as I think that Méav is talking to me, telling me that when I am upset, or worried, or stressed or just when I am happy, to remember that she, Méav, is *my* "songline to home"...and as I listen to her songs, I will find my way to happiness...and...I will find my way home. I loved this from the very first time I heard it. It talks personally to me and assures me that Méav is very near. I love this assurance....and I love the warmth in Méav's thoughts and words. "Songline to Home" will surely go down as an all time ballad of hope...a way to go home. To me, this is one of Méav's most beautiful accomplishments in writing her thoughts in song.
"Glimmering Girl" is also another favorite which Méav has written. I love the words and the way they fit the music in this song. I love the hauntingly beautiful whistles and the lovely lyrics. This song tells the story of a young lass, who is that "Glimmering Girl". It is beautiful.
"Wayfaring Stranger" is lovely. This song takes us all back to our high school and college choir days when we always sang the beautiful old spirituals of days gone by. Méav's rendition of this song is beautifully sung, sending us back down memory lane. The feeling she puts into this beautiful old song is that of meeting her father and mother in another land when all is said and done. This is a song of hope of what is to come. Knowing that all will be together, and, all will be well. Méav makes us sure in this song of that great promise.
"Glassgow's Burning" is just amazing!! I cannot for the life of me understand how Méav can sing the ups and downs and put them all together...it's beautiful. What a way Méav has with her vocals!! This shows just what she can do with her beautiful voice. Only a few singing artists can put this stamp on this song. It is amazingly beautiful!!
"Black is the Color" and "The Calling" are also lovely.
"The Calling" shows Méav's expertise in writing beautiful thoughts in songs. In this song, Méav speaks of the passage of time which will take place in all of our lives. She takes her children, one in each hand, and takes them through the meadows and from land to land. This song, the title song, brilliantly takes us all with her on a journey through life. Méav is amazing with putting her thoughts in words and this song truly shows that she is brilliant in doing so.
Méav's new solo CD, "The Calling" has something in song that will touch each heart of all who hear it. Méav has made sure of this!!
Thank you, Méav!! Thank you for beautiful music!! Thank you Mr. Craig Leon and Mrs.Cassell S Webb for helping Méav arrange and put these beautiful songs of this lovely CD in all of our hearts. We will enjoy the songs for a lifetime to come!!