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A thing of beauty,
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This review is from: A Girl Called Eddy (Audio CD)
Trust me, this is a fabulous album which is instantly likeable.
When I first listened to her voice, I heard an accent which sounded like an American with a touch of north-country English and which just couldn't be right, could it? Well, I logged onto her website and found she was from New Jersey and recorded the album in Sheffield! She also sounded like a cross between Karen Carpenter and Chrissie Hynde, with some female Scott Walker touches - so it is appropriate that these great singers appear to be either influences of her or singers she admire.
Most of the songs are slow-paced, sensitive and downbeat, with a very 60's feel, which I found uplifting and very warm - an extremely pleasureable experience. Her voice is very easy on the ear and one which makes you want to listen closely, but when it needs to be extended/stretched, it sounds stronger, purer and even better. There are also some really nice, understated string arrangements and some lovely tight playing by her backing band.
The tracks are all great songs - there is nothing which is remotely worse than very good. For me, the best tracks are "People Used To Dream About The Future", "Kathleen", "Golden" - I could name all 11 selections.
This is as good a debut album as I have heard in a very long time and, like the other reviewers have said, I hope it is a runaway success. I would like to think there is more to "Eddy" than just one album worth of sheer class.
So what are you waiting for? Don't just my word for it - go and buy this today.
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Initial post: 24 Apr 2011 12:53:33 BDT
Took your recommendation and you're right-a fantastic album. Shame it seems that there's no second album due.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2011 12:37:20 BDT
You're right - it doesn't seem as if there is a second album any time soon (and it's coming up to seven years since this was released). I keep coming back to the album and it sounds as good now as it did when I first bought it.
Glad you liked it.
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