This is my blog review of Diane Birch's new album Bible Belt.
Diane's CD came out on Tuesday June 2nd.
Here is Diane's biography:
For singer-songwriter Diane Birch, music was a refuge. Although Diane was born in Michigan, her childhood was spent on the move as the daughter of a preacher, living between Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia, before her parents finally settled in Portland, Oregon. When she was in her early teens, Diane absorbed a unique and cosmopolitan perspective on life that shines through her music and makes a simple categorization of it impossible.
The result? Diane Birch sounds like an old favorite, with all the sparkle and magic of a breakthrough talent. People says she sounds like a combination of early Carole King, Linda Ronstadt and Stevie Nicks, with a little Joss Stone and Cat Power mixed in. Bible Belt is only her first record, but it’s one of the most accomplished albums you’ll hear all year. From the opening track “Fire Escape” to the closing “Magic View,” Diane’s stunning voice is mesmerizing. Written entirely by Diane, Bible Belt was recorded in New York City and New Orleans with an impressive team of Grammy-winning producers: S-Curve Records founder Steve Greenberg, soul legend Betty Wright and Mike Mangini, in their first project together since producing Joss Stone’s first albums.
Here are some Diane Birch links:
Link to MP3 of ‘Fire Escape’ http://www.rcrdlbl.com/artists/Diane_Birch/track/Fire_Escape
Myspace = http://www.myspace.com/dianebirch
Now for my review of the CD.
I found this CD to be very soulful. I found myself listening to it in the evenings when I had some alone time. It is a great CD to relax and have a glass of wine too. Very smooth and mesmerizing.
I really liked the track "Rewind". I think we can all relate to this song, whether it be that you wish you could push rewind or that it's "too late to push rewind" on a relationship or situation in your life. I think we all have things we wish we could do over or push "Rewind".
I definitely recommend checking this CD out. You won't be disappointed.