On the Way

On the Way

by Abra Moore
     
 

Abra Moore opens On the Way with the pop-flavored "Into the Sunset," a warm song filled with lovely hooks. Moore's girlish vocal sketches the fate of a contemporary Icarus, a beautiful innocent who tries to touch the sky, but "it carried him away." The lyric has a nice abstract quality, spun from metaphor, while the melody and easy-flowing pop
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Abra Moore opens On the Way with the pop-flavored "Into the Sunset," a warm song filled with lovely hooks. Moore's girlish vocal sketches the fate of a contemporary Icarus, a beautiful innocent who tries to touch the sky, but "it carried him away." The lyric has a nice abstract quality, spun from metaphor, while the melody and easy-flowing pop
ock arrangement lift Moore's words upward. The song's only weakness, and it's a weakness that is repeated throughout On the Way, is that Moore allows "Into the Sunset" to unfurl for four and a half minutes. Toward the end, the overall structure of the song has begun to dissipate and drift, as though no one knew when to end it. This becomes even more of a problem on ballad-paced songs like the title cut and "Sorry." On "Sorry," the trumpet adds a nice touch to the pop arrangement, and Moore's vocal falls into a relaxed, loose groove. But the song circles for over five minutes, and follows the equally sluggish "On the Way." There is great deal to like about On the Way. The mix of keyboards, pianos, guitars, and percussion fittingly underline Moore's confectionary vocal style, injecting the material with an easygoing pop feel. But On the Way never quite recaptures the magic of its opening moments, leaving the listener enchanted but wanting more.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2007
Label:
Sarathan Records
UPC:
0679923001120
catalogNumber:
11

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Abra Moore   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Mitch Watkins   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Sitar,keyboard bass
Gene Elders   Violin
Pat Mastelotto   Percussion,Drums
Will Sexton   Vocals
Jeff Hellmer   Piano,Electric Piano
John Fremgen   Bass,Acoustic Bass
John Leon   Pedal Steel Guitar
Ephram Owens   Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

Mitch Watkins   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Abra Moore   Composer
Tom Freund   Composer
Jim Vollentine   Engineer
Leslie Turner   Management
Jonathan Kochmer   Arranger
Kissy Black   Publicity

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