Love is Never Out of Season by Dan McClenaghan
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Love is Never Out of Season
That would be the central theme for this OA2 collection. All of the pieces are positive love songs, either as ballads and up-tempo romps. Ms. Welland shows a facile ability to transform these standards effortlessly. The introduction to "Honeysuckle Rose" and the whole of "Dream a Little Dream of Me" sound as if they have become untethered from the rhythm section, floating like a perfect mist. The effect is astonishing and enjoyable. "You'd be So Nice to Come Home To" has most recently been introduced on vocal collections with an introductory bass-voice duet for the first chorus. Here, Ms. Welland elects to duet with superb ballad pianist Bill Mays. The results are effective and striking.
Laura Welland uses a piano trio as accompaniment for her recital. It is appropriately spare, taking nothing away from the vocalist?s straight-ahead, wholesome and full-toned vocal style. In a field already overpopulated by myriad of fine vocalists, disc like Love is Never Out of Season proves that there is always room for one more.
Track Listing: 1. Honeysuckle Rose; 2. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself A Letter); 3. I'll Be Seeing You; 4. Love Is Never Out Of Season; 5. When I Grow Too Old To Dream; 6. I Got Sun In The Morning; 7. Dream A Little Dream Of Me; 8. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; 9. I'm Confessin'; 10. Be My Love; 11. While We're Young; 12. If I Had You.
Personnel: Laura Welland: Vocals; Laura Fuller, Bill Mays: Piano; John Clayton: Bass; Jo LaBarbera: Drums.
Record Label: OA2 Records
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