Anne Davis - Letters, Prayers, And Journal Entries

Published Tuesday 13th December 2005
Anne Davis - Letters, Prayers, And Journal Entries
Anne Davis - Letters, Prayers, And Journal Entries

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13644-3683
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

I'm a sucker for a girl folkie with a knack for clever song titles, a catchy tune and who's got something to say which is worth hearing. This is alt folk and, in places, reminded me of another favourite, Jan Krist. As you'd imagine from the album title, this is an intimate album as Anne definitely writes from her own experiences and yet it's filled with optimism, a sense of humour and spiritual insights. Musically, it has a warm folk feel with real instruments and brilliant, rich melodies. It's the perfect combination of poetic lyrics and well-produced artistry. Highlights for me include the memorable insight of "Temple Of Contradictions" and the updating of a Celtic prayer of St Patrick, "May Your Cokefloats Be Overflowing." "Where The Roads Cross" has a haunting beauty whilst "There Is A Light" is a plaintive cry of encouragement to a friend. Overall, this is beautiful, authentic songwriting captured for the refreshment of the weary.

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