Ginny Owens - Live From New Orleans Audio Samples Available

Live From New Orleans by Ginny Owens

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Pop, CD, Album, Recommended, Top Rated
Normal Dispatch Time: 5-15 days (import)
Stripped down in concert recordings made at the House Of The Blues club.

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  1. 1. I Wanna Be Moved
  2. 2. Free
  3. 3. Call Me Beautiful Intro
  4. 4. Call Me Beautiful
  5. 5. I Love The Way
  6. 6. New Song
  7. 7. With Me
  8. 8. True Story
  9. 9. Let Love Rule
  10. 10. If You Want Me To
  11. 11. Live Once
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Having heard too many live albums by established artists that are clearly a cheapish way of putting out a new album while they think about writing new material, I approached this one with a certain reluctance. But it in fact shows the blind singer/pianist in an excellent light as with her regular on-the-road guitarist, bassman and drummer she creates a relaxed, intimate mood of warm bonhomie and no little artistry. Recorded at the House Of The Blues club in New Orleans, (hey, Mr Publicist, please leave off the overused "legendary" description) this shows previously unsuspected blues and jazz influences in Ginny's approach while that deliciously acrobatic voice (beautifully close mic-ed here) and the stripped down accompaniments bring a new vibe to her old hits. In fact, having long rated "I Wanna Be Moved" from her album debut it's a revelation to hear the song here without the ricocheting electro-beat and realise what a gem it is. (It's also good to hear most of the lyrics - Ginny has long been a singer whose eccentric enunciation effectively obscures many of her best lines.) If that last observation seems a tad hard and likely to hurt the dear lass, Ginny assures the audience on the spoken intro to "Call Me Beautiful" that she doesn't read reviews of her albums. Her interaction with her road seasoned musos is excellent - there's even a bass solo on "I Love The Way" while her singing, like on the goose-bump inducing "If You Want Me To" is all but faultless. Also, her bluesy cover of Lenny Kravitz's "Let Love Rule" is fun. As a bonus, there's a new song "Live Once", a taster from Ginny's forthcoming studio album. A thoroughly engaging set from an increasingly confident singer/songwriter.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 12990
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Rocketown RRD3723
Items: 1
Release Date: 18 Jun 2005

Stripped down in concert recordings made at the House Of The Blues club.

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Posted by ginny owens rox at 12:00 on Jun 4 2006

i luv ginny owens, she rox!! & she can sing properly unlike some artists

Posted by Ash in texas at 06:23 on Nov 12 2006

I love the way her songs are written, they say so much that you do realize there saying untill you hear them again. and how she writes with such faith that so knows one day she will see through God's eyes and through the trials that she has been through she still chooses to walk through the valley because she knows He wants her too. we all should have that kind of faith that moves mountains.

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