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Susan first entered the pop-culture spotlight at the age of eight, as the youngest member of the 60s musical family The Cowsills. In adulthood, as a member of the alt-pop supergroup the Continental Drifters, she reemerged as a vocalist and songwriter of remarkable depth and insight. Cowsill's new songs reflect the hard-won lessons of her recent experiences, reflected in the grit of such emotionally vivid originals as Avenue of the Indians, which features guest vocals by admirer Jackson Browne. Lighthouse includes an impassioned reading of the late Barry Cowsill's River of Love, with soaring harmonies by Susan's brothers Bob, Paul and John Cowsill, as well as sister-in-law (and Bangles/Continental Drifters member) Vicki Peterson, and guitarist Waddy Wachtel, who began his career playing with The Cowsills in the 1960s. Another highlight is a stripped-down reworking of the Glen Campbell/Jimmy Webb classic Galveston, demonstrating Susan's status as a peerless interpretive singer.


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  • Audio CD (May 18, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Threadhead Records
  • ASIN: B003JIVHSO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,673 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daytona Beach Music on July 11, 2010
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Susan Cowsill and her musical husband Russ Broussard live in Louisiana and went through Katrina losses and the loss of 2 of the Cowsills in recent years. This CD brings more hope than melancholy tones and is very refreshing with repeated playing. This is the perfect offset to the present gulf oil crisis.

The instrumentation is great with guitars, violin, cello, and even 3 surviving Cowsill brothers (Bob, Paul, and John) on harmony vocals on "River of Love" along with Bangle Victoria Peterson Cowsill. Susan's phrasing on "The Way That it Goes" is fantastic. There is plently of Lousiana love in "ONOLA" and "Cresent City Sneaux."

In addition to her own great compositions, Susan also does a tender reading of Jimmy Webb's "Galveston" which originally debuted in the Top 100 in the same month and year (March 1969) as the Cowsills' "Hair," so it feels like a reflective sequel.

Listen to the song samples on line, but rather than downloading the songs, I advise buying the CD package with lyrics contained, this time, plus Susan's swirling art work.

This is a strong follow up to Susan Cowsills' Just Believe It, with timely, and hopeful content. Susan brings back our hopes from the '60s to modern times.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Barb from the Board on June 26, 2010
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Susan Cowsill's voice is outstanding. Gritty, natural, and full of emotion. Her songwriting, however, is incredible! She weaves a story of her days following Katrina that hit her beloved New Orleans. It left her and her family homeless for a time and grieving for her brother. Susan lets us into her innermost thoughts. We become her friends. It is truly a poignant CD. And is a gift. One of the best indie CDs out there.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By OffBeat Magazine on July 9, 2010
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Hurricane Katrina forced us all to reconsider the concept of home. On Lighthouse, Susan Cowsill's longing for home ties the songs together, and the emotions tied to "home" are more complicated. On "ONOLA," she gives up on the city. The possibility that this might not be home anymore is one that most who live here now have gone through, one that has led many to leave.

The need for home is predicated by loss, which Lighthouse deals with when she covers her brother Barry on "River of Love." Since his death during Katrina's aftermath, Susan has remembered him with the song in her live shows, and it has been grueling, exhilarating or healing, depending on the emphasis. Here it's perfectly pitched; Cowsill's feeling her emotions without being lost in them. The pain hasn't left, but it's not driving the performance, either.

None of this would matter if the songs didn't connect, but Cowsill gives herself memorable melodies to sing. The words matter, but unlike many folk rock artists, she doesn't expect them to put the songs across on their own. Because this is a singer's album, Lighthouse feels lighter than this description suggests. There's a theme, but because that theme is expressed through Cowsill, it's also personal, idiosyncratic and engaging.--OffBeat Magazine, May 2010 issue
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda Rosemary on June 20, 2010
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I ordered this after reading a good review in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I was a little skeptical, but it's wonderful. Lighthouse is Susan's tribute to New Orleans and her brother who was killed in Katrina's aftermath--it's both heartbreaking and optimistic and her voice is extraordinarily expressive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J Dubya on June 19, 2010
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Another reviewer put it so well. "Every once in awhile an artist returns from obscurity with an excellent album, and so it is with Susan Cowsill. Lighthouse is the result of a long journey from the sixties-pop sound of The Cowsills, but is well worth the wait."
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I never believed that Susan Cowsill could put out an album that was better than her last one, "Just Believe It." I had heard her perform some of the Lighthouse songs live, but just could not imagine what the studio versions would sound like. When I received "Lighthouse," I was stunned. She has a down-home, gritty, draws-you-in type of voice, but she also has written the lyrics, and the CD plays like a theater production, so lyrically visual that you feel like you're walking that Katrina walk with her, and sort of wish you were to ease some of the burden.

This is probably one of the most honest, gripping CDs I have bought...ever. Love it!
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Apparently responding to something negative, this just doesn't have the positive, uplifting feeling of her other release. Most of the songs are pretty dour; I've tried to listen to it on different occasions to see if I might've missed something, but it just doesn't get up. Susan, I hope that whatever sadness you experienced has passed, and that you (and yours) are in a better place.
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Susan Has Another Hit On Her Hands!!! Just Another Well Written,Extremely Gratifying Effort AGAIN!!! If You Haven't Heard Susan Lately...This Is An Opportunity For You To Re-Discover This Wonderful Talent
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