When We Were Small

When We Were Small

by Rosie Thomas


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When We Were Small

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.

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Release Date: 01/22/2002
Label: Sub Pop
UPC: 0098787056624
catalogNumber: 566

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When We Were Small 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where there is heartbreak there is always hope...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here in Spain you can find sometimes things like this, but only sometimes...kisses to you Rosie