Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Nerissa Nields & Katryna|
Love and China
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Following up on If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now, their masterful 2000 album, New England sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields, lead vocalists of the Nields, decided to leave the rest of the band at home. Left to thei... more »
Following up on If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now, their masterful 2000 album, New England sisters Nerissa and Katryna Nields, lead vocalists of the Nields, decided to leave the rest of the band at home. Left to their own devices, the duo's lilting sibling harmonies and Nerissa's intelligent songwriting keep the sisters anchored in the familiar territory of searching folk-pop ballads and midlife laments such as "Yesterday's Girl," "The Sweetness," "All These Years," and the title tune. Yet they also slip into a delightful, Yankee-inflected country mode on cuts like the honky-tonkish "Love Me One More Time" and the twangy "He Loves the Road." The instrumental arrangements, courtesy of a handful of guest musicians, are not as vividly crafted or provocative as those served up by the full Nields band on the last album, but the sisters' bold harmonies and Nerissa's passionately introspective songwriting more than carry the day. --Bob Allen
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Jim L. (lightninlace) from SPRINGFIELD, MA
Reviewed on 8/14/2006...
The world could do without the Nields. I could do without this CD.
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T. Mansfield | MA United States | 03/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! I heard this CD at the Iron Horse in Northampton back in the fall (they were playing it before an Erin McKeown show) and I was in awe...This was something new by the Nields, yet something *old* I thought. I asked the waitress if it was the Nields and she said it was a new cd by Katryna and Nerissa Nields and would be coming out in March. I couldn't wait to get my own copy! Finally I got it for my birthday this past weekend and it has proven to be the best gift I have received! This is the kind of music and the sound that originally drew me to this fabulous duo. They have such a wonderful sound combined: harmonies and arrangements. I have always enjoyed when they played old 'cowboy' tunes in concert (ie: I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry), they do such a wonderful job and truly sing from their hearts when they cover old songs. This collection of songs is truly sung from the heart. Some of the songs remind me of Patsy Cline tunes and Hank Williams melodies. They are simple, yet full of power, soul and color. They should continue to make this kind of music...old, country-folk tunes. The rock/pop thay they have created, although good, pales in comparison to this type of songwriting and production. I can't stop listening!"
Nerissa and Katryna Nields-- "Love and China"
Andrea Coller | Northampton, MA | 03/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nerissa and Katryna Nields' "Love and China" is a beautiful journey of a collection of songs, ranging from heartbreaking, old-timey country ballads like "Love Me One More Time" to the hopeful folk-pop of songs like "Yesterday's Girl," and hitting all emotional and musical points in between. The sisters' vocal blend is nothing short of ethereal; and when applied to songwriter Nerissa Nields' deft, arresting lyrics, and Dave Chalfant's artfully- and skillfully-produced tracks, creates a collection of songs that are at once as strong as true love, as beautifully fragile as china, and completely transcendental."