Beth Wood, |
You Take the Wheel
This CD started with an idea that "fell from the sky" during a road trip in 2002. Beth Wood thought up the idea of a solo acoustic CD but decided to take it a step further. She allowed the content to be dictated by her many fans. They chose their favourites and Beth provided them in a lovely simple setting.
You Take the Wheel is a great showcase for her talent as a writer as well as a singer. She also includes a few tracks written by others and shows a talent for interpreting the work of others to make it her own.
I particularly liked the tracks "Hero's Almanac" and "Fingernail Moon" (which is a great title). Her singing of "The Water is Wide" is a joy to hear. The plaintive interpretation give a new depth to a song heard performed by almost every Irish singer in recent memory.
Beth has a beautiful voice that is ideally suited to this form of acoustic recording. This is a very personal album which bears close listening, and I look forward to more releases from the singer.