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You Were Here
Sarah Harmer
You Were Here
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Sarah Harmer, the former lead singer of the Canadian band Weeping Tile, steps out with a U.S. solo debut that seems at first a timid guest and then quickly turns into a valued presence. In incorporating roots, pop, and fol...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Sarah Harmer
Title: You Were Here
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Zoe Records
Original Release Date: 8/29/2000
Release Date: 8/29/2000
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 601143101724

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Sarah Harmer, the former lead singer of the Canadian band Weeping Tile, steps out with a U.S. solo debut that seems at first a timid guest and then quickly turns into a valued presence. In incorporating roots, pop, and folk sensibilities, Harmer performs what might be called "homemade" music, writing intensely personal lyrics about relationship anticipation and angst, setting them afloat on simple guitars, drum loops, and cello and clarinet solos. "Why do they call it the past / When nothing's past?" she sings in a whispered soprano on the opening cut, "Around This Corner." But it's hardly downer music. Mostly, Harmer peddles poetic ruminations about emotional journeys, cast in pleasing metaphors--an elegant moonlight ride ("Lodestar"), a basement apartment ("below street level, barely alive"), and unspoken infidelity ("there's a coffee stain around your eye"). From stories of menacing shadows to boundless faith, you won't mistake it for background music. --Alanna Nash

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Kingston's Queen
James E. Rappaport | Connecticut, USA | 03/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sarah Harmer is another addition to the growing list of artists to come out of Kingston, Ontario (see..Tragically Hip, Bryan Adams, Dan Akroyd, Zal Yanofsky). The frontwoman for the local band Weeping Tile remakes their hit "Basement Apartment" for this CD. The current version was a major hit in Canada (Juno award) and wound up on several progressive and college stations playlists in the US. While sometimes lyrically somber, Harmer shows her versitilaty in offering many different musical styles. Highlights include "Lodestar"..which is a smooth acoustic number (guitar and acoustic bass) that conjures up images of floating on a moonlit night sipping a Creemore on Lake Ontario. Those who were lucky enough to pick up her first CD "Songs for Clem" will no doubt be impressed at her development on her sophmore effort."