Voice | Lisbeth Scott
an emily blunt review
Lisbeth Scott is the most famous
voice you've never heard of...she's the vocalist behind The
Passion of the Christ and a bazillion other "film"
vocals. But, that is not what defines this singular talent - not
in the least.
Lisbeth has been creating soulful
music for quite a while - writing, playing and singing to a privileged
audience that has long known she's special.
Her latest solo album Passionate
Voice is a collection of her voices - hence the name. The cd has
a glorious common denominator however; the flowing notes that
dance about her strong sensual voice.
Passionate Voice is very romantic,
musically exquisite, and has a peaceful earthy breeze running
through it - so much so you can practically feel the wind jostling
your hair gently as a soothing coastal air zooms up beside you
- where ever you are...
The title track, 'Passionate Voice', is a kind of mystical plains
drifter haunting piece that conjures up images of lost Lakota
or Sioux tribesmen still holding their blood stained peace pipes,
smoke bellowing across a dusty defeated valley...me at least.
On track 8, 'Stones' (co-written
and performed with Lisbeth's handsome husband Nathan Barr), the
cello weeps and begs you to hear her tale of relationship ups
and downs. It's breath taking musically and exact in its message.
On track 6 called, 'Surrender',
you quickly realize it's not an ode to a bad day stuck in traffic
with a spit of gas. No. It's Lisbeth styled surrender a gentle
multi-layered vocal where she softly gives in to what is.
Ms. Scott wrote all songs with
a couple being assisted by equal talents like Bernard Locker (who
has a whole Rolling Stone look going gals...), John Luker and
the fore mentioned manly beau Nathan. This is a strong work and
a must have for lovers of voice. Buy
To Love and Be Loved
All of These Years
No One But You