4.5 Stars, please
S. Morgan | Portland, OR USA | 11/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Have you ever heard velvet and silk? I don't mean the sound of cloth rubbing together, I mean heard music that was the aural equivalent of rich, soft blankets that you just want to wrap yourself inside of like a cacoon. That's Julia's voice. It hits highs and lows, but it's always strong and warm. Her songs are mostly about love, the old standard. And her voice is suited for it. But it isn't all just about "oh, baby I love you, I love you, do you love me too?" Julia's songs deal with love gained, love lost. They are about heart wrenching love and about young new love. Listen to Falling Forward and you'll feel like you know about love. Blue Sky will break your heart (if you've just gone through a painful break-up this song will either tear you apart or be a wonderful catharsis). Threadbare is a perfect metaphore for love gone awry. Love and Forgiveness is art. Julia writes from the heart about the heart, then she sings from the same place."
Can't help myself
Tim Mason | Alna, Maine | 07/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought Falling Forward in '95 and still listen to it. Blue Sky and I Can't Help Myself are my favorites. Lovely music with poetic lyrics, but most of all Julia's amazing voice, an instrument like no other. I have all her previous recordings and she seems to get better with each release. I'm looking forward to getting EAST/WEST when I finally find it."
AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISING ENCOUNTER
FREEDOM FACTORY | Madrid, Spain | 03/25/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I don't agree with previous reviews saying that this is an "inferior" album. I've discovered the powerful voice of Julia through it and I've found it wonderful, passing from the soul of "I can't help myself" to the feelful ballad "Threadbard". I've been quite surprised myself by this album I bought in a casuality: I ACTUALLY came across it in a cd store and a uncertain good feeling invaded me & I knew I should buy it. It's really a album full of soul that has impulsed me o buy another titles from Julia to discover her."