A Girl and her Guitar
J. L. Hodges | Tulsa, OK United States | 04/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Melanie at her best. Without the overblown orchestral backgrounds of her studio albums, the power and emotion of her voice are allowed to shine. A prolific songwriter, her simple but poetic words testify to the pain and loneliness common to us all. The live album, with no back-up musicians, enhances the starkness and intimacy.
Here, Melanie and her guitar make a gift to her audience of her voice and her experiences. The audience is a full participant, often singing along with the hilariously ironic "Psychotherapy".
"Tuning My Guitar" and "Leftover Wine" are poignant laments of her life spent on stage. "Beautiful People" is her thank-you to the audience."