Jonee - Take Me By The Hand

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

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Independent

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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