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Second Avenue

Second Avenue

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by Lisa Moscatiello
     
 
Lisa Moscatiello has chosen or written 12 good songs that work well with her voice on Second Avenue. She has an expressive, full-bodied voice that stands front and center on these recordings. After noticing her voice, the listener will also notice the sheer range of material, from Jesse Winchester's "Biloxi" to

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Lisa Moscatiello has chosen or written 12 good songs that work well with her voice on Second Avenue. She has an expressive, full-bodied voice that stands front and center on these recordings. After noticing her voice, the listener will also notice the sheer range of material, from Jesse Winchester's "Biloxi" to Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart's "Love Is a Stranger." "Fugitive," written by Moscatiello and Ben Stanton, is a clever analysis of the type of character who doesn't mind committing random acts of violence to gain attention. "Second Avenue" is a catchy song about memory with the reassuring line, "Oh, love is an affliction/Love is a disease." "Sleepin' Late" and "Cards on the Table" have a nice, late-night jazz feel, with a quiet piano that softly caresses Moscatiello's vocals. Two of the more intriguing choices would have to be Abbey Lincoln's "Throw It Away," featuring accordion and Latin percussion, and "Love Is a Stranger," a song of obsession and desire. One of the fun things about hearing radically rearranged songs is that the listener gets a fresh take on an old favorite. Moscatiello has written five of the 12 songs on this album, and her material merges well with the songs she has chosen. Of course, the unifying element is her voice, but she has chosen or written songs with thoughtful lyrics. The arrangements, whether using cello, piano, or bouzouki, tastefully support each song. Second Avenue is a satisfying release, sure to please Moscatiello's fans as well as lovers of beautifully sung folk.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/2000
Label:
Wind River
UPC:
0045507401424
catalogNumber:
4014

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lisa Moscatiello   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Sue Richards   celtic harp
Robin Bullock   Bouzouki,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Marco Delmar   Percussion,Electric Bass,Keyboards
Yves Duboin   Soprano Saxophone
Freyda Epstein   Violin
Steve Larrence   Drums
Robbie Magruder   Drums
Rico Petrucelli   Electric Bass
John Previti   Double Bass
Jaqui MacMillan   Djembe,Guiro
Dave Chappell   Bouzouki,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Margaret Wolf   Harmonica
Scott Giambusso   Double Bass
Fred Lieder   Cello

Technical Credits

Sue Richards   Arranger
Greg Anderson   Engineer
Marco Delmar   Producer,Engineer
Yves Duboin   Arranger
Lisa Moscatiello   Arranger
Vicki Vietzke   Graphic Design
Fred Lieder   Arranger

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Second Avenue 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lisa Moscatiello is one of the best vocalists I have ever heard. I have been mesmerized by her live shows in the DC area, and was not disappointed by her studio CD. Producer Marco Delmar has managed to capture the dynamic, yet refined energy of her live performance. The CD also features lots of diverse instrumentation that never detracts from the voice or the songs. Moscatiello does a range of material, from celtic to acoustic synth pop to jazz, but does it all incredibly well. This CD has not left my changer for the past 2 months.