The Bright Side [+digital booklet]

May 15, 2012 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Digital Booklet: The Bright Side

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  • Label: Fantasy Records
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  • Total Length: 40:25
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  • ASIN: B007ZME2VY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,950 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

In only her second album Meiko already has a sound I can enjoy and appreciate.
JayRS
I am certainly enjoying it, and I am looking forward to more treasures from this rising star.
Cade Spell
This is really amazing and beautiful collection of songs by singer/songwriter Meiko!!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Jasperino on May 16, 2012
Format: Audio CD
This is difficult. I'm a pretty big Meiko fan. I discovered her pretty early on, and I haven't stopped listening. I've seen her play Hotel Cafe 5 or 6 times, and I went to the cd release show. I would love to, blindly, give this 5 stars, but I have to be honest...this doesn't represent her at her best.

She has an amazing voice and brilliant, heartfelt songs. Give her a guitar and a stage and she'll captivate with a performance that is so real and pure that you'll feel it, deep...emotionally.

Unfortunately, on The Bright Side, someone decided to have too much fun with effects and music. Her flawless and unforgettable voice is drowned out with music that sounds like it came from a bad wedding band. With misplaced horns, overzealous echoes, and slide guitars, it's a little too Disney. Don't get me wrong, I like a good rendition of The Tiki Room as much as the next guy...just don't mess with Meiko. She's way, way too good for that.

It's not a bad cd. Her songs are great! Her voice is unmatchable! It just falls way short of her potential. If she releases an acoustic version, it'll be golden. In fact, I recommend checking out some of her live performances on youtube...before the band was added. Listen to I'm In Love or Stuck On You before the studio got ahold of it, and it'll change your life.

A lot of performers need help with heavy production and electronics...not Meiko. She's the best, pure live performer I've ever seen. This cd just doesn't do her justice.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cade Spell on May 15, 2012
Format: Audio CD
The Bright Side is a fitting title for the latest addition to Meiko's blossoming catalog of euphonic gems. Unlike her self-titled 2008 installment; with its soothing, melancholy flavor; The Bright Side explodes with the confident and joyful fervor of a girl in love. "Stuck On You", "I'm in Love", and "Thinking Too Much" are invigorating love songs that embody this fervor. Throughout the album, Meiko embraces a more mature, but playful, tone---made evident on tracks such as "When the Doors Close" and "Leave the Lights On". She splices in stylistic elements that lend a retro-chic familiarity to songs like "Lie to Me", "I'm Not Sorry", and "I Wonder". The sixth track on the album, "Let It Go", feels very mainstream and very *Meiko* at the same time. While she has surely grown as a songwriter, her luscious voice continues to enchant us with each new song. On "Real Real Sweet" and "Good Looking Loser", Meiko's lyrics exude confidence while her soothing tone is reminiscent of her previous compositions. Her music seems so simple, but there are layers of complexity buried within each song that only a true craftsman like Meiko can blend together so effortlessly to create this multifaceted jewel of an album called The Bright Side. I am certainly enjoying it, and I am looking forward to more treasures from this rising star.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennyfull on June 7, 2012
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I love love her first cd so very much! This one is still really good, but I lied the first one more.this one has more up beat songs on it and I liked the pace of the first one better. Buti would still recommend it to everyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By l2 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 25, 2013
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I liked Meiko's first album, which had a folksy sound that highlighted her vocals. This new album overdoes teenage pop background music. I do not like the change.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Schappell on May 15, 2012
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I've been a Meiko a fan for a few years -- I think this collection's fantastic -- have seen her in-person in Seattle several times (Chop Suey ftw), and really enjoy the new album.

Other reviews will shower you with words. This one's just a huge thumb. up.
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I heard the song on that one commercial... you know... the one with the cats? Well, I love all the happy, uplifting music on the CD. I'm glad I got it. :)
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Meiko is just easy to listen to. She has a very soft tone that's peaceful and enjoyable to listen to.

I had the opportunity to see her as the opening act in one of her first handful of shows ever, and she stole the show from the headliner. She's that good.

Her previous music has been featured on Grey's Anatomy, and one of the songs on this CD is currently featured on a national cat food TV commercial.
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By Michael E. Canter on October 14, 2013
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I like Meiko better in a live setting than I do in the studio. It is much easier to swim in her emotion and beauty in a live setting.

That being said, The Bright Side is a magnificent adjournment into an immediately sweet pop music panorama. Meiko shows a strong maturity as both a songwriter and vocalist, an extraordinary leap forward for a sophomore release, and one that is deserved of it's surrounding buzz. The breadth of this album is one that is likely to please most listeners, and though there is little that can be considered daring or boundary-challenging within, that's okay. Sometimes showing innocently less is actually showing infinitely more, and that mindset makes The Bright Side a magnificent listen. --- Michael Canter - Jivewired
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