MP3 Jane Laws - The Moods I'm In
An eclectic mix of contemporary folk, with jazz and country influences. There are some politically influenced, deep and meaningful, melancholy and, just to mix it up, romantic love songs.
16 MP3 Songs in this album (58:40) !
Related styles: Folk: Modern Folk, Folk: Folk-Jazz, Solo Female Artist
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Erik Kowarski - Pocket Universe - March 2005
I really like it! The songs are more diverse- some nice soft jazzy/ bluesy numbers that really suit your voice, especially Another night with You and A Phone Call Away (my two favourites), as well as some of your more ballady numbers. The instrumentation also helps- I''m not big on drum machines in general, but you use it fairly discreetly and it does add character, especially the Latin feel on Another night with You. Your friends have added some nice lines as well- the keyboard on A Phone Call Away, nice mandolin on Mockingbird and some tasty guitar an some of the other tracks. Speaking of guitar, nice to hear you do some strumming, e.g. on Spin the Wheel (nice harmonica, too) and Litigation Blues- that one''s got a nice Folk Revival sound to it, helped by the harmonies, which make it quite a strong song. All in all, a great job. It''s a good mix of different styles and feels. You''ve gone outside the box to deliver this one!
Town Crier (West Australian Folk Federation) - February 2005 - Rob Oates
This is the third offering on CD from Jane. The music on this CD has a bit more to it than the first with extra instrumentation and cleaner sound production. When I reviewed "Gypsy Traveller" I made comment of the need for more light and shade and variety and on this album Jane has provided. Styles include jazz influence on "A Phone Call Away", country feels on "Nashville", bit more rocky on "Litigation Blues", bluesy on "Another Night With You" and "It''s Alright". It is still quite laid back which suits Jane''s voice but it is much easier to listen to and keeps the attention. The content is quite varied with social comment and personal insight and reflections. Overall This is a pleasant easy to listen to selection of songs written and performed by Jane with just a bit of assistance on extra instrumentation.