Corinne West: Second Sight

By: Andy Gadiel

The album ignites from the speakers like the burst of a flame, immediately sending one back to the simpler times of campfire tales, rocking chairs and horse drawn carriages. Corinne West's voice glides effortlessly over the bed of expert musicianship, powerfully crafting interwoven melodies to rest your weary thoughts on. The songs are uplifting yet possess a calming comfort, giving the album the energy of a refreshing breeze.

"Hand Full of Gold" stands out as a crafted masterpiece, painting the picture of an unwelcome sunrise to a confessing soul dreading an overwhelmed day. While we can all relate to such pressures, the message of the song is a balm for lost love and dented aspirations - a beautiful, poetic tribute to finding one's way where the crescendo interlude wins praise for the space between the notes and its ability to guide one on their path towards the mountainous horizon ahead.

West has assembled an all-star cast of legends for this studio effort including producer Mike Marshall, Jerry Douglas, Tony Furtado, Darol Anger, Todd Phillips, Chris Webster, John Burr, Scott Amendola, Anne Bacon and Charlie Edsal. It's clear from the output that this ensemble has clicked on many levels, and one can only hope that this grouping will meet again for encore performances with West in the live setting.

If you didn't know her name before, Second Sight is sure to put Corinne West on the map and garner repeated listens as you settle down from that hectic day, kick up your feet and dream of better times.

Join West for the Second Sight CD release party at the Lark Theatre on Saturday, December 1st.

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[Published on: 11/29/07]

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tourfan starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/30/2007 07:56PM
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Andy himself droppin this one on us, thank you sir. Take the time to click on the link to her website and preview tracks. Quite nice indeed. This is what a review is supposed to do, turn us all on to new nusic. I wish lived out Cali way, I'd sure make it out to hear her sing in person. Right on to all at the base for standing your ground and making this site such a home for us all.