Wright, Lizz / Grace
Album: Grace   Collection:General
Artist:Wright, Lizz   Added:Jun 2018
Label:Concord Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-06-26 Pull Date: 2018-08-28
Week Ending: Sep 2 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 08, 2018: Hangin in the bone yard
Singing In My Soul
4. Aug 27, 2018: Everything A to Z week145
2. Sep 07, 2018: Traditions
Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You, Barley
5. Aug 18, 2018: Hanging in the bone yard
What Would I Do Without You
3. Aug 30, 2018: Ad Hoc Variety Show
Wash Me Clean
6. Aug 17, 2018: Traditions
Every Grain Of Sand

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-06-22
Reviewed: 2018-06-22
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: For the new album, Wright selected the ones she felt best mirrored her past and present state of consciousness. Every song links to the others somehow. The thread that ties the ten songs together largely can be found in Wright’s blessing of a voice and in the way producer Henry frames it. There is a Southern elegance to the music. The songs are most frequently languid and sensual. Wright imaginatively transforms familiar sounding lyrics into an intimate declaration of love. Sometimes her love is for the Lord or humankind in general rather than for an individual, but there is a corporal feeling even in the most spiritual songs.
If You Like: Aretha Franklin, Cassandra Wilson, Irma Thomas
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Harley (5:07) – bass starts, slow song, slow fade
2/ Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You (4:43) – trumpet starts> slow gospel-like song> song swells in volume & intensity with chorus> slow fade
*3/ Singing In My Soul (3:40) – guitar starts> uptempo song> rocking guitar solo> piano solo> uptempo song> slow fade
4/ Southern Nights (4:14) – drums start> slow song> organ solo to slow fade
*5/ What Would I Do Without You (3:17) – organ starts> slow song with gospel chorus> rocking piano solo> song soars> slow fade
*6/ Grace (4:55) – beautiful acoustic guitar starts> slow song swells in volume with a chorus> fade
7/ Stars Fell On Alabama (3:52) – quiet guitar starts> slow song> beautiful guitar solo> song> slow fade
*8/ Every Grain Of Sand (5:29) – guitar starts> slow song> sliding guitar solo> song slows even more> slow fade
89/ Wash Me Clean (4:34) – bass starts> dreamy slow song> organ solo> slow song> slow fade
10/ All The Way There (3:47) – piano/guitar starts> slow song> song builds in volume & intensity> slow fade

Track Listing
1. Harley   6. Grace
2. Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You   7. Stars Fell On Alabama
3. Singing In My Soul   8. Every Grain Of Sand
4. Southern Nights   9. Wash Me Clean
5. What Would I Do Without You   10. All The Way There