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Pay It Forward
The tracks are all originals and give the listener a wonderful collection of varying styles, genres and great sounds. Even the languages vary to great effect.
The title track, "Pay It Forward," does have a sort of Burnsy sound and maybe a hint of "I'll Tell Me Ma" with lyrics contributed by the band members. "Sunshine" opens with a very sunny brass intro and proceeds with a pop sound reminding one of the summer hits of times gone by.
The words and music of Lisa Rigby give us a more folk-style offering on "Women o' the Earth," which is a delight to hear. Roberto Cassani provides us with a lovely song called "How Can We Live?" Anyone listening carefully will find a sort of short story in song about love, marriage and disillusionment with a lot of humour in the lyrics and performance. "Isabella" is a song inspired by a story in an old book about the old sailing ships. It is a wonderfully simple song, beautifully performed.
The CD is made of new material and as such it needs a certain leap of faith for those not familiar with the group. I for one was delighted that I took that plunge and found a refreshing mix of music, production and performance.
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25 August 2012
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