Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Anne | Norway | 04/22/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had this Dutch unplugged album for a while. There is a song on it by Lindsey Buckingham who I'm a great fan of.
I recently took the time to listen to the rest of the album. I was immediately intriged by "Arms of a dream" by this Laurie Freelove. Great performance. I never heard of her before.
I found her webpage and listened to some samples. I decided to give it a go, so I bought a used copy of "Smells like truth" for only a buck.
Very good move.
I'm amazed that there's so little information about her. [...] has a page but there's no text on it. And this is only the second customer review here?? If only people would know how great her music is...
There are only two songs on the album I don't care for (tracks 2 and 10).
The rest is great. My favorites are "Smells Like Truth", "Arms of a Dream", "(If You) Walk Away Awhile", "Heaven on earth" and "White hail"."
A Shot in the Dark: A Bullseye
Edward E. Rom | Mankato, MN United States | 08/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't remember when I got this CD, or why -- I think it was a shot in the dark, that is I saw the CD on the shelf and thought I'd give it a try even though I had absolutely no idea who Laurie Freelove was or what her music sounded like. It may have been a shot in the dark, but it was a direct hit. I will always associate this recording with the novel The Burning Mountain, which is an alternate history story about Operation Coronet, which fortunately did not happen in reality -- I had bought the book and the CD on the same day, and listened to one while I read the other. An odd juxtaposition: a panorama of war and violence with a soundtrack of fringe music from the future....
The music is sultry and intense. Ms. Freelove sings with passion and conviction, and is backed by a rather unusual ensemble of musical instruments. The bullroarer is used to great effect; I find it remarkable that such an archaic instrument could sound so futuristic. I would say there is something shamanistic or almost religious about the music.
But talking about music is like describing the taste of food, there is a certain futility inherent in the effort, especially because I can't think of anyone's music that I can compare this to. My recommendation is to get this CD as soon as possible, and listen to it immediately, so you can understand what I am so clumsily attempting to tell you about."