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Seasons of the Soul
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Lisa Lynne is a Celtic harpist who doesn't really play Celtic music. Instead, hers is an evocation of Renaissance troubadour music, full of modal melodies and sweet harmonies. Tracks like the waltz of "Welcome" and the del... more »
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Lisa Lynne is a Celtic harpist who doesn't really play Celtic music. Instead, hers is an evocation of Renaissance troubadour music, full of modal melodies and sweet harmonies. Tracks like the waltz of "Welcome" and the delicate air of "Bandora's Box" highlight Lynne's penchant for gentle, cyclical melodies and lush arrangements. Like many folk-based artists, Lynne has arrived at a chamber-music sound, full of haunting flute and recorder choirs, gypsy violin, and subtle string backings, in this case from the Chamberlain, an ancient cousin of the mellotron. Lynne rarely takes the spotlight, leaving that to George Tortorelli, who soars through her melodies and stacks up choirs of recorders. Joining him on many tracks is violinist Sid Page. Only some unimaginative percussion undermines compositions that want to fly off into a realm of fantasy and nostalgia. --John Diliberto
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Laura-Alexis H. from MANTEO, NC
Reviewed on 5/10/2007...
Beautiful, evocative music by, but not necessarily starring, harpist Lisa Lynne. Lisa takes the ancient harp and crafts contemporary compositions that can be called "angelic". Lovely!
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Favorite Record Of The Year
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Lisa perform in Philadelphia in 1997, and I couldn't believe it when I found "Seasons of the Soul". I immediately bought two, one for myself and one for my best friend, who is undergoing cancer treatment. She listens to the entire CD every morning (I listen after work to remind myself of who I am after a stressful day). This is my favorite record of the year. Windham Hill should be commended for signing Lisa to their roster, and whoever made that happen is a GENIUS."
Exquisitely beautiful and truly full of soul.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am honored to write a review on the beautiful Lisa Lynne's "Seasons of the Soul." When I purchased this CD I would have bought it for the name alone, but the enchantment that spilled forth from her music made my spirit want to dance with the soaring notes. Tranquil, playful, majestic, a dance with life, all exquisitely executed in musical form. Fortune was smiling on us the morning of the Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival as my husband and I experienced Lisa Lynne's music in person. We were eager to take home such enchantment and it was only as we were paying for the CD that Lisa Lynne came to us and shared that we had bought the very first copy of this new release. The depth of emotion with which this music is presented compells a response by even those whose souls have not yet awakened."