Tuesday 6 December 2011

Vonda Shepard "Solo"

I love her new album. She's revisiting old tracks. It's great when artists do this. Joni Mitchell did it a few years ago, and do you remember the Bon Jovi album when they did acoustic tracks of their hits? That was the only album where I was a Bon Jovi fan.

There's something poignant about journeying back to key places and re-finding and re-imagining.

Most of Vonda's hits were covers. And now she's going back to the covers again, and doing them solo, on the piano.

Classics like 'Walk Away Renee' and 'You Belong To Me' -- she turned them into her own songs in the way few artists achieve with covers.

Her thing was always that she had a lot of heart.

Although a lot of people thought of her just as that annoying singer from 'Ally McBeal'.

But I always loved her stuff.

'Maryland' is one of my all time favorite songs. And 'Baby, Don't You Break My Heart Slow' is such a truthful and heartbreaking song. If you're a fan, this is a must have. If you're not a fan, I'll blog about something else soon.

But I'd rather you be mean,
Than love and lie,
I'd rather hear the truth,
And have to say goodbye. 

Care to share?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! I love Vonda Shepard, too! I didn't know any other people who did. Cheers! My favourite song remains Searchin' My Soul, though. :)