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CD Review: Sylvia, "Where in the World"

May 1, 2002
Kimmy Sophia Brown

Sylvia's independently produced CD, "Where in the World" isa collection of 10 gentle songs presented with original, acoustic arrangements. Sylvia delivers each song in a full, fine voice. One can sense that these songs were carefully chosen to convey not only the feminine sensitivity of the singer, but also a message of love and hope to the listener.

Her unique voice is delicate and precise and carries a depth of warmwomanliness. The recording has an intimate feeling as if Sylvia were in the room giving a personal concert. Many of the songs are familiar; "In My Life" by John Lennon, the Leonard Cohen piece, "Bird on a Wire" and Joni Mitchell's "Marcie".

The songs written by Craig Bickhardt are quite beautiful, particularlythe title song, "Where in the World". When this song is discovered it could become a standard, it's truly lovely.

Sylvia's Grammy Award winning career started on the country music scenein the 1980's. As she grew as a person, she decided to sidestep the musical box in which the industry had tried to fit her. Instead she is now performing music that inspires her personally, and will definitely inspire audiences who like acoustic music with a country flavor.

To get a copy of "Where in the World", visit Sylvia's websiteat: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sylvia2.

Kimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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