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Once Upon a Time...

May 29, 2012

$4.95
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Mama
4:32
2
Get Me Out
3:53
3
Slut
3:39
4
Outta My Mind
4:34
5
Baby
3:11


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 29, 2012
  • Label: Crystal Bowersox
  • Copyright: 2012 Crystal Bowersox
  • Total Length: 19:49
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0080QZ9BG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,671 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pre-Idol material for Bowersox June 1, 2012
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This recording is evidently pre-Idol (2009) but only recently released (2012). Crystal's vocals shine in this acoustic and minimal production. The lyrics are reflective and some may be biographical (for instance, "Mama"). Given my experience of Bowersox in recent years, her vocal range and power are not demonstrated in this album. Also missing for me is the diversity of genres she typically engages. Perhaps this album shows these limitations because only 5 songs are on the CD. I missed hearing Crystal rock! If this album reflects the pre-Idol Bowersox (which was good), then Crystal learned much during the Idol experience.

You can purchase and download the individual songs cheaper than you can buy the album. The CD packaging is also basic: cardboard cover (shrink-wrapped) and the CD. No liner notes, plastic case or additional pics.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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"Beautiful!"

Crystal's voice is so clear and so beautiful on this CD it's hard to put it into words. It is extremely hard for me to pick a favorite but I'm leaning towards "Baby." "Get Me Out," just a few seconds into that song I was feeling the lyrics and relating to times I felt that same way. Crystal has a way of painting and coloring a song rather than writing one. "Mama" I think is the most heart wrenching song. A child's longing for her mother's love.

"Once Upon A Time" Sometime painful, sometimes haunting, although there is one thing consistant throughout the entire EP. Bowersox' beautiful beautiful voice!!
I give it, **********
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing May 30, 2012
By Jami
Format:Audio CD
"Once Upon A Time" By Crystal Bowersox is as the title says. "Amazing" It's all Crystal and Frankie. No over done songs here! Raw and emotional. :)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply beautiful! May 29, 2012
By BRIANNA
Format:Audio CD
Crystal's voice is like no other. It is so unique and it is so inviting. I LOVE all of these songs. They are sung without a whole bunch of distractions through noisy instruments so we are able to hear her vocals sharp and clear and anybody who knows anything KNOWS CRYSTAL'S VOICE IS HER WEAPON OF CHOICE! I will be so excited when her new CD comes out with all new songs; she is both an amazing singer and songwriter. And even though I heard MaMa many times over each time cuts to the heart just like the first time. All of these songs are excellent. Crystal should have won Idol but why cry over spilled milk?! She is so raw and real; how refreshing in this techno age!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thought provoking listen June 3, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Although you cannot deny that Crystal has a beautiful voice, her true talent lies in her ability infuse emotions and thought provoking lyrics in her songs. I really enjoyed her first album but I think this EP really shows off her true talents. All of these songs tell a story and many that we can relate to. It would have been easy for her to write a sweet lullaby for her son but the song Baby also shows the fears and worries of a new mother. PERFECT!! I truly hope more people will come to appreciate her music. She truly has a gift that should not go unnoticed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Once Upon a Time by Crystal Bowersox May 29, 2012
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"Once Upon a Time" with Crystal Bowersox and Frankie May ...This is what well written, beautiful, heartfelt music is all about...They will pull you in and carry you away :)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crystal Bowersox Once Upon A Time EP Review May 29, 2012
By Kell
Format:Audio CD
This cd is so fantastic. I have been listening to this cd all day. Crystal is a fantastic singer/songwriter and your just going to love this cd. I have seen Crystal ll times in concert and her songs speak right to what your going thourgh. Get a few of this fantastic cds.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovin' This EP May 31, 2012
By Bruce
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Lyrical, musical, and heartfelt music sung naturally and beautifully....with only Crystal's guitar and Frankie's bass. CD quality/musical clarity is excellent. I am so looking forward to Crystal's upcoming sophomore album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Crystal Bowersox could sing the phone book and still sound amazing....
My favorite female singer, and this small collection of songs didn't disappoint. In my opinion, Crystal is the best to come out of American Idol, and I wish her much success.
Published 3 days ago by Karen Watkins
4.0 out of 5 stars The Natural
It's nice to see a natural talent. I know she had some training; but sh had a lot going in.
Published 2 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Crystal Bowersox
Crystal Bowersox is a fantastic singer and songwriter. In my opinion, she should have won the Idol the year she cam in second. All of her songs are sweet and raw. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mary A. Flynn
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Crystal
I just like her music! She has a mellow voice and always puts me in a good mood. Would have loved more songs.
Published 6 months ago by Jessica Disbrow
5.0 out of 5 stars great item
really fast service. we love this artist and enjoy all of you music. This is really good music and would recommend
Published 6 months ago by Ann M Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS is Crystal Bowersox!
I bought this CD at Crystal's concert in Sellersville, PA, a couple of days ago. She autographed it for me, which is pretty cool. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Patty Antol
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice album, needed more songs
I think Crystal should have included more songs on it. The music is nice. CD was in good shape upon arrival.
Published 11 months ago by M. Middleton
4.0 out of 5 stars I was satisfied
I would buy another CD of Crystals. I hope she is a great success and hope to hear more blues from her.
Published 11 months ago by scarlett
5.0 out of 5 stars Crystal Bowersox is my hero!
I've been a fan from the beginning, always pre-order when something new is coming out. Her relationship with her mother has influenced a lot of her music and I feel her emotion in... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Crystal, Your great !!!
I buy every thing Crystal made and will make! She is awesome, love listening to her, each and every songs!!!
Published 14 months ago by Deborah K. Wadkins
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