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We Are One
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Kelly Sweet's voice is like lemon merange pie light as air on top, with a strong satisfying center. Her haunting version of "Dream On" proves that she can hit the high notes and pull on the heart strings. Her linguistic abilites is quite impressive. But if you don't understand the lyrics on the Italian or French songs, don't despair, her talent isn't lost in translation.

This very relazing collection of songs is a wonderful background for an intimate dinner.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Kelly Sweet came to me as a totally unexpected promo gift a while back from an Amazon supplier I had ordered another CD from. I was and am deeply touched by this fresh and unadulterated voice. New songs!!! Yea!! And other songs newly sung. I treasure this CD. This is so NOT pop music. I hope she will climb and soar and touch many lives who seek something more than sticky sweet. Share this CD with friends, She is well worth it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 4, 2008
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First let me clarify I am not a fan of this class of music, but the fact that I own and play this disc makes it a 5-star album for this type of music! What really makes me listen to Kelly Sweet is her amazing voice. I will leave the vocal comparisons to the more familiar reviewers, but I have heard a bit of this classical-minded pop music and always shut it off because of the pretentious vocal technique. Kelly doesn't try to impress us, or even try to seduce us on the cover! Her voice and beauty seem exceptionally pure. Just when you think the next note might get a little harsh, she gracefully backs down to a softer tone. Very splendid indeed.

As for the songs, she doesn't really try to impress the radio audience with the best moment of the song being the intro. She actually lets the song build momentum and emotion. (Rather is characteristic of the electronic/post-rock music I generally play!) I see reviewer "Toady" bought the album for what s/he heard on the radio, and ended up not really liking the rest of the disc. I am not terribly surprised, as this is a more refined disc. The first three tracks are definitely the radio picks--starting with the slow, late-night, R&B-influenced "We are One" (a beautiful song!), followed by the carefree, midday-jazz "Raincoat," and finally a pleasing Aerosmith cover.

The french songs, though they show culture, are honestly my least favourite. The softly cinematic arrangements are quite typical, only her voice sets these apart from anyone else. The italian "Giorno Dopo Giorno" does a bit better and her vocal talent really shines on this one.

"Crush" is actually my other 5-star track along with the title track. She gives it time to build and it just has that great pure pop tone. "How 'bout You" is a similar track, reminding me a lot of Bliss (Import) (one of my other favorites for deeper, more positive pop music). Interestingly, her voice seems a little too potent for the airy style that many less gifted singers pull off! Anyhow it's a good track.

"Now We Are Free" really impressed me because it shows she is taking cues from probably the greatest and most unique female voice today, Lisa Gerrard. Her voice is used like an instrument in countless major films, as well as composing a few soundtracks herself. This one of course is from the end of "The Gladiator."

The remaining three tracks are of a more emotional sort of pop. Thoughtful lyrics, and as with the whole disc, beautiful singing with plenty of acoustic guitar and piano. I was also glad that the bass and drum instrumentation was R&B style for some songs, pop/rock style for others, and left out of others. Great mix.

Hope you enjoy this album!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this album on a whim after hearing "Raincoat" on the radio and falling in love with it. Sometimes it is worth buying a CD even when you do not know what the songs are going to be like just because the voice makes it worth it. With this album, however, I was NOT disappointed. Every song is fantastic and I absolutely LOVE Sweet's voice. Her songs range from classical to a sexy pop sound. The only thing that does not change is the beauty in her voice. Few people could pull such an album off- but she certainly does. "We Are One" is my current favorite, but I love her version of Aerosmith's "Dream On" also as well as "Crush". Buy it and enjoy it over and over and over again- I am.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2007
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I have not heard a more beautiful voice since Sarah McLachlan and Dido. She has a breathy, soaring quality that makes you feel weak. It hits you in your heart. Just listen to "We are one," or "Ready for love." Why this cd is not selling like hotcakes, I do not know. She should already be a superstar. She has ten times the talent of Norah Jones or the other monotone, boring artists who seem to sell well. Kelly, I am a fan and will be from this day forward. I hope people realize how beautiful your talent is.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2007
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Kelly Sweet has the most awesome voice I have ever heard in my entire life. I am sitting here in tears as I listen to her. If she is any where near, run to see her. Oh my God! Every song on this cd should be a Grammy winner. Five stars is an insult. If I never hear anyone else sing again, just hearing Ms. Sweet has completed my life.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2007
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This album is awesome!!! When I first heard Kelly Sweet it was on myspace. One song that really caught me was "Dream On" (Aerosmith's song). If you like Josh Groban, than I know you will like her also. Thats how she tagged me. If you're looking for something beautiful and moving than you should get this album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2007
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After hearing "Raincoat" on satellite radio, I was compelled to buy the c.d. It was definitley worth the money. Her version of "Dream On" was one of the best covers that I have heard in a long time. I am eagerly anticipating her next c.d.
She is a wonderful artist.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2007
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
Kelly has her own style of music which is very refreshing. She has a very beautiful, soothing voice. This CD is very uplifting and calming. Way to go Kelly!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2007
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
I love this CD and hope Kelly puts out another one soon! She has a clear beautiful voice and I love the material on the CD too!
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