Thursday, October 15, 2009

Give Up The Ghost!

Thanks to our friends at the one2one network I had the chance to listen to Brandi Carlile’s new album “Give Up The Ghost”. I was already quite familiar with Brandi, and will have to admit I found myself quite excited to hear her latest release. A lot of you may remember the song ‘Turpentine’ – which featured in the smash-hit show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. And others may remember Brandi’s legendary cover of Leonard Cohen’s 'Hallelujah'! The song 'Closer to You' (on the the self-titled debut album) is another one of my favorites.

She combines blues and soul with a nod to Bonnie Raitt and in some tracks on her new album I also hear a K.D. Lang influence, her voice is powerful and clear with a raw edge and a great delivery that makes you want to sing along. There are no 'skippable' tracks on this one! There are however two tracks that stand out for me, the first single off the album 'Dreams' as well as the track 'Looking Out'.

Looking Out
Dying Day
Pride And Joy
That Year
Before It Breaks
I Will
If There Was No You
Touching The Ground
Oh Dear

Upcoming shows:

Oct 16 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Oct 17 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Oct 20 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
Oct 22 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Oct 24 Seattle, WA The Paramount

For those of you that are Amazon lovers, like I am, you can order the album directly on Amazon by clicking below!

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What's your favorite Brandi Carlile song??


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