Love To Live

March 30, 2010 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 26, 2010
  • Release Date: March 30, 2010
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Vanguard Records, A Welk Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 37:56
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  • ASIN: B003BB7YTU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,731 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Larry D on April 12, 2010
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It's been three years since my favorite living three-part-harmony sister act, The (incomparable) Roches, released their most recent album, the lush and shimmering "Moonswept"; and while I enjoyed the not-really-related Puccini Sisters for a little while, their basic gimmick (rock-era songs arranged for The Andrews Sisters) quickly wore on me. I was very much in need of a harmony fix when I happened upon "Love to Live", the debut collection by The (also-not-really-related) Living Sisters. Neither as transcendent as The Roches nor as nudge-wink cute as The Puccinis, this alt-folk supergroup (apparently Inara George, Becky Stark and Eleni Mandell are all indie goddesses, but I'd never heard of them before) reminds me most of another not-really-related sister act, The Chenille Sisters. Which is not a bad thing, by any means.

There's a mid-tempo sameness to the songs, whether original (the Suzzy Roche-ish "How Are You Doing") or cover (the Bessie Smith blues, "Good Old Wagon", Nancy Wilson's early-60s pop hit, "How Glad I Am"), which, along with the Sisters' all-but-identical pretty-but-edgeless soprano voices, makes "Love to Live" a bit sleepy. I've played it as dinner party background music; and while no one asked that I turn it off, neither did anyone ask who was singing.

After three listens, I'm still enjoying this music. But in all candor, at least one of the four stars is just because I'm glad these young ladies recorded "Love to Live" at all. At a time when I find myself complaining (often and loudly) that Country music is the last bastion of real singing (as opposed to rap and AutoTune) and real songs (as opposed to "jams" and, again, raps) in American pop music, "Love to Live" is a collection of nice songs, sung nicely.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By billpayer on July 9, 2010
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This CD reminds me of past summers many years ago when the music defined the summer.
Songs by the Beach Boys, the Drifters, and (fill in your favorite) made things right.
These girls own this summer for me. Great music!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Anne M. Pontuso on June 24, 2010
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These women have harmony down. I find this album easy to listen to, fairly upbeat,and the voices soothing. I heard about them on NPR, otherwise I never would have found them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Gould on May 27, 2010
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I heard the Living Sisters interviewed on Public Radio and ordered their "Love to Live" within a day. Their well-rehearsed close-harmony singing is so nostalgic! And so well done. It does my musical ear a favor to realize that there are musicians making this kind of "tight harmony" music again. I strongly recommend their CD.

Ron
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph on November 16, 2010
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Sweet Harmony's is a must have for a good singing group and The Living Sisters bust out a ton and then some more. To get familiar with this super cool folk group you need to know the members and you will probably guess each one after finishing their first names. Becky Stark of Lavender Diamond, Inara George of The Bird and the Bee, and solo artist Eleni Mandell. It may be best to hear original songs to get an idea of what artists are good at, but The Living Sisters can even prove how great they are on covers like on there album Love to Live with Nancy Wilson's You don't Know How Glad I Am. Their original pieces sound just as if the heart of soul, folk, and rock music came together and let out primal scream that you instantly know that's The Living Sisters. The women are the complete package for someone wanting to listen to modern folk music. Check out all the songs on Youtube. The videos are mostly live recordings but it doesn't take away from the magic these gals make together.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 5, 2010
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I have found that you can't really go wrong with ANYTHING Inara George is involved with, and this is yet another stunning example. There is plenty of talent to go around here, and each of the three compliment one another in rich harmonies and soft tempos ... Can't get enough of it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By anabellie on March 27, 2012
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I loved, loved, loved this CD. These sisters have beautiful voices and the songs are amazing. Music has an old time 50's vibe to it. I'd give it 10 stars if I could!
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