Jonee - Take Me By The Hand

Monday 17th September 2001
Jonee - Take Me By The Hand
Jonee - Take Me By The Hand

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 3942-4357
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

A great example of what the producer's art can add to a singer/songwriter. Jonee Mackel has been performing his gutsy music at places like Greenbelt and the Edinburgh Festival for years but now, thanks to Tony Silcock at Redland Studios, turns in an album worthy of his talent. His ragged, gutsily expressive voice bites into songs of faith and doubt over a set of diverse, deftly arranged tracks. I love the haunting poignancy of "The Edge", the piano-driven lilt of "Stare" and the acoustic-and-groove "Married Without Children". Only flaw is the suggestion of fluffed notes here and there. But all in all this is honest, cathartic music for those with a taste for honest passion rather than slick gloss.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Afraid [Listen]
2. Castaway [Listen]
3. The Edge [Listen]
4. Open Wide [Listen]
5. Stare [Listen]
6. Shape Me [Listen]
7. Waterfall [Listen]
8. Married Without Children [Listen]
9. Soul Survivor [Listen]
10. All You Ever [Listen]
11. I Would [Listen]

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