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Flash Of A Firefly
Flash Of A Firefly
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Jana
Title: Flash Of A Firefly
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Radikal Records
Release Date: 5/31/2005
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop, R&B
Styles: North America, Native American, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 689289008220

CD Reviews

Jana shines...
Joseph | NC | 05/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"North Carolinian, Jana, has released a much anticipated debut album of original material. Her previous releases were club singles, including a dance remake of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and MTV's DJ Skribble's mix "More Than Life." The singles found popularity in dance clubs and raves across the country and placed the singer on the Billboard dance charts. After enjoying success as the first Native American female on the charts, and winning three NAMMY awards (Native American Music Awards), Jana releases her pop album, "Flash of a Firefly" which incorporates a diverse range of musical influences. With midtempo grooves, love ballads and an eclectic blend of tunes, the album has something for all ages.

On the smooth groove, "Survive the Night," she sings: "Where the Eagle flies, there's a place for us." The catchy song is one of her best. Two gospel influenced songs, "Friend Above," and "One Spirit" showcase the singers soulful vocals and positive lyrics. The songs, "Baby I Love You" and "Don't Go" are timeless tunes of love and are two of the most beautiful songs on the album. With its electric guitar and drumbeats, "From a Tightrope" has a digitized rock sound. Jana sings about the frustrations of living with misery and pain in our society. She also dabs into country with the catchy "Through the Eyes of a Woman."

The one minute techno-ish "Out the Window" and "Gotta Be" are mediocre, filler tracks. Despite those tunes, the Lumbee diva has succeeded in creating an album that should please everyone. Club-goers who are looking for a high-energy techno dance album similar to the singers past releases maybe disappointed, and will just have to wait for the remixes."
"Flash" lingers
Skye Hunter | 11/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A debut recording to be proud of, this is a wonderful album that transcends genres to make a fun, soulful, inspirational and vocally impressive listening experience. Her writing is true poetry and this girl can sing.
ROD VAN-MECHELEN | Olympia, WA United States | 05/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Anything by Jana is beautiful. She has as much talent as Madonna, but far more class."