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~Mesmerizing masterpiece~Bravo Carmen Lundy!,
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This review is from: Changes (Audio CD)
Music world today with release of the uniquely original masterwork "Changes", is blessed by the luminous presence of Carmen Lundy, peerless singer/songwriter deserving wide-spread acclaim for top-notch composing, then equally for that incomparable glorious toned voice, flowing brilliantly throughout this jazz-toned first-rate collection of soulful gems in wide commanding strokes as master painter of song...hypnotic opener "The Night Is Young" is mesmerizing with a warm breezy Brazilian influence, starting things off right as stellar musicians create a superb backdrop that blend yet ultimately showcase sublime vocals of tremendous depth, dimension & beauty, taking one on an exotic fascinating musical journey that once ending, great to get back on and experience that thrilling ride all over again. Each unique original song in "Changes" comes in to focus with total originality, following supplied lyrics enhance this exploration of life's journey in a rich and deeply engrossing way...love so totally fulfilling is it fantasy or reality "So Beautiful" eloqently asks...killer track "Love Thy Neighbor" is an incredible tour-de-force with it's universal message about importance of tolerance, addressing necessity to "live and let live" in a compelling way that is relevant & ultimately unforgettable...quietly haunting "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" is magical while "Sleeping Alone" is another killer track going to the depths of anguish over lost love in a memorable & completely brilliant way...intoxicating "Too Late For Love" will spin in ones head long after it's over then self-discovery with ability to open to up to feeling love make tremendous tour-de-force "Dance The Dance" an engrossing life lesson, embellished by super-fine vocal skatting beautifully woven with creative & sublime piano passages! Lifetime love flourishes exquisitely through "To Be Loved By You" in a way that will really be appreciated by those lucky to have it then closing wondrous gem "Where Love Surrounds Us" wraps itself around us in a warm loving way, leaving a wonderful afterglow. Bravo Carmen & Co., your richly flowing but all over the map unique vocals are beyond compare & your guys are amazing, sounding like you all really inspired each other to create this timeless classic that is a kaleidoscope of mesmerizing magical musical moments. Stellar production throughout is a totally satisfying session, ultmately a solid classic to be enjoyed by lovers of real music over and over again...stunning collection of remarkable performances that are truly a rarity in the music world today, simply put this is as good as great singing from the soul gets!
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Initial post: Feb 24, 2012 10:09:25 PM PST
Beverly Praiswater says:
Your moving review describes this fine, gifted artist and her work so accurately. I am looking forward to receiving "Changes" shortly. Enjoy the music! Love you!
Posted on Feb 26, 2012 10:00:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 26, 2012 10:03:53 PM PST
Thanks for the comment and so happy Beverly you enjoyed the review & know you will love this new classic from Carmen...love you and look forward to the day when we can experience Carmen Lundy again together in a live venue...nobody around today to compare with this musical genius live on stage & can tell these songs from "Changes" performed live are going to be incredible!
Posted on Nov 29, 2012 11:26:21 AM PST
Bradly I ordered Changes (still like the physical cd, I download some things, but love to read liner notes, and appreciate the the art work). When I read that she composed this music with guitar in mind and brought in castro-neves to play, that sold me. Will let you know what I think. Thanks for the suggestion.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:20:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 8:22:31 PM PST
Boudy you are in for a truly special musical treat, nobody quite like Carmen Lundy and each gem in "Changes" is an experience to be enjoyed over and over...looking forward to your reaction, Happy Listening!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:49:07 AM PST
Thank you Bradly for introducing me to this talented singer. That rich, clear, soothing voice captivated me at first, and then the melodic, complex songs that she wrote, slowly drew me in. She has surrounded herself with sympathetic musicians that add greatly to the musical experience. I know her music will continue to reveal more depth and brilliance with each listen. Merci, Bradly.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 9:20:21 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 9:21:15 AM PST
Boudy glad your enjoying Carmen and your right, more you listen to this amazing singer/songwriter, the more depth & brilliance you will find & experience...have a wonderful Holiday filled with special things, Bradly
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