|Dimensions||21 × 15 × 1 cm|
Changes is the 2006 release from acclaimed Australian country/bluegrass artist Karen Lynne.
Karen Lynne from the Blue Mountains is one of the few country artists to cross several fields from country folk through to mainstream country through to bluegrass. She works not only as a solo artist but also with the bluegrass group Acoustic Shock. In addition, Karen is a member of a duo with the noted singer-songwriter Pat Drummond.
Karen’s songs and records have received numerous awards on the local country circuit and she has toured the UK (several times) and Europe as well as written in Nashville.
Previous albums include “Blue Mountain Rain” (with Acoustic Shock), “Labour of Love”, “Second Wind”,and “Six Days” (with Pat Drummond).
CD REVIEW – Rick Jenner – Capital Country News,
What a pearler of an album from Karen Lynne.
Amidst her excellent solo albums we have already caught her bluegrass influences with the Blue Mountain Rain album from Karen and (Sydney band) Acoustic Shock, but this new release takes the talented Karen to a new dimension.
Superbly produced by Rod Mc Cormack and Herm Kovac, this is a truly international album in the class of Alison Krauss and Rhonda Vincent.
Crystalline vocals from Karen and a wonderful song selection ranging from traditional bluegrass offerrings like “Roses in the Snow” to more contemporary ballads like “The Healing Kind” create a blend that is beautifully balanced.
The backing musicians are perfectly complementary to the music – Rod on guitar, Ian Simpson (banjo), James Gillard (Double Bass), Michel Rose (Dobro), Trev Warner (Mandolin) and Mick Albeck (fiddles), are as good as it gets, and Rod and James¹ harmonies are seamless.
On an album as complete as this, picking highlights is very difficult, but the first radio single “The Circle is Small” is special, as is “We should only have time for love”.
If you buy only one album this year, put this on the short list.
Rick Jenner – Capital Country News,
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