The mesmerizing debut outing of 24-year-old Rosie Thomas tempers folk, country, and alternative rock via sparse arrangements built upon simple acoustic guitar and piano motifs. Like Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, and Paula Cole, Thomas paints vivid pictures with her storytelling prose, especially on "Wedding Day" and "Lorriane," which bemoan the loss of love with an optimistic twist. Documenting the disconsolate pain of separation on "Farewell," Thomas' cracking falsetto punctuates each phrase and whisper until a snippet of childhood soundbites from the artist draws the dirge to a satisfactory conclusion. Her compelling application of legato harmonies on cello to embellish the descending chord progressions of "Run" and "Bicycle Tricycle" displays Thomas' intimate, haunting, and melodic songcraft at its strongest. A fine start for a promising career.
Performance CreditsRosie Thomas Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Eric Fisher Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Rhythm
Andrew Myers Drums,Glockenspiel,Moog Synthesizer
Seth Warren Violin
Josh Myers Piano,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Phil Peterson Cello
Technical CreditsEric Fisher Artwork
Martin Feveyear Producer,Engineer
Andrew Myers Artwork
Mike Easton Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My husband and i give Rosie big big props! What a blessing she has been to us. In 1997 Rosie's soothing voice and sweet liricks brought us closer together more than ever. We conceived our first baby boy, WOW! Those pleasing stary nights listening to her personal roughly recorded casette tape and laughing about how someday she was going to be a big star. We love our Rosie Thomas and can't tell you how much God has truley blessed this recent recording. You know we give you 5 stars!
Where there is heartbreak there is always hope...
Here in Spain you can find sometimes things like this, but only sometimes...kisses to you Rosie