Sunday, 20 March 2011

Art and Lisa - Healin Time

There are big things ahead for this talented duo!
Following the 2009 release of LEARNING TO BREATHE AGAIN, Art and Lisa return with a stunning new album featuring a classy collection of country/folk songs. The songs are packed full of sensitive lyrics and warming vocals that will literally take your breath away. HEALIN TIME is produced by John Inmon and is an album that transcends many different eras. John Inmon plays guitar on the album alongside Richard Bowden on fiddle. The lyrics throughout this album speak of sorrow, lost love, families torn apart and feelings of despair and disillusionment. The opening song on the album Steal The Heart features some wonderfully earthy vocals from Lisa. Her voice is tender yet raw. Art harmonises as the song progresses, his voice blending perfectly offering depth to the song. Long Gone sees Art taking the lead on vocals with Lisa harmonising. Art’s vocals are rootsy and organic in nature. There is a striking contrast between the pairs vocal style but it never detracts from the message the album is trying to project. This is an emotional album where words are important. Mama’s Prayers is more of a traditional country song. The fiddle is prominent on this up-beat song, where once again Lisa takes a turn on lead vocals. Healin’ Time is a much heavier country song. Lisa’s vocals are powerful, whilst Art’s are gruff and give the song character. Sands Of Lubbock sees Lisa in dazzling form. Her vocals are magical on this stand out number. This song oozes with emotion. Broken Without You (Briana's Song) is a traditional sounding country song. Instrumentation is important on this delicate number. Mother Of Pearl sees Art on lead vocals. Listen closely to the lyrics of this song – this is story telling at its very best! When Am I Gonna Learn is another charming country song with Lisa on lead vocals. Saint sees Art on lead vocals. His voice is captivating and quite haunting. The final song on the album was written by Walt Wilkins. Healing Waters is a charming song, which sees Lisa and Art harmonise wonderfully. This song brings the album to a natural conclusion. This album ticks all of the right boxes and will hopefully see Art and Lisa brought to the forefront of country music.

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