Originally Posted by Crusade
I'm not sure if I prefer Wheel or Sit Resist to be honest. Her vocals are so powerful and evoke so much emotion. I <3 basically.
^ I prefer 'Wheel
' but 'Sit Resist
' is excellent in its own right. Can clearly see how she developed from album to album and tackled different themes whilst still relying on the great backing band and her raw vocals to create a pulsating range of addictive songs.
Jim Guthrie - 'Takes Time'
Wow, absolutely stellar introduction to the man. Great mix of folk tunes mixed with some great beats, addictive and gripping melodies and harmonies and interludes throughout numerous songs that hook you into each song. Gave off a really professional and assured vibe and I loved the general upbeat nature and experimental approach in differentiating between songs. 'Taking My Time' was a really stellar introduction with a great slow build intro before an energetic and rich sounding middle and fantastic crescendo. 'Bring on the Night' & 'Don't Be Torn' were two wonderful back to back pieces with the former being a very smooth and beautiful piece of music & the latter a more authentic and raw track. Particularly loved the repeating echo in 'Don't Be Torn' and the stellar solo in the middle. 'The Sound of Wanting More' was a fine track in what can usually be little more than a comedown from the middle and wetting the appetite for the closing tracks and 'Wish I Were You' might have been my favourite track off the record and made for a great penultimate track. Powerful and soothing vocals, wonderful mixture and engrossing backing sounds in every song, great build and pacing in numerous tracks and some very beautiful endings to songs. Excellent introduction to Jim Guthrie.