Anel, Lili / Better Days
Album: Better Days   Collection:General
Artist:Anel, Lili   Added:Oct 2019
Label:Winding Way Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-11-09 Pull Date: 2020-01-11
Week Ending: Jan 5
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 14, 2020: Music Genealogy
Number One
2. Jan 02, 2020: Old Fart At Play
Thin Line

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-11-05
Reviewed: 2019-11-05
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: Vocalist Anel’s music is a hybrid of jazz, folk, soul and pop combined with a powerfully unique vocal style. Her voice, by turns rapturous and confessional, runs poetic rings around you, as the music undulates and churns. The result is pure feeling over pristine chops on nine heartfelt tracks.
If You Like: Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Thin Line (5:18) – horns start> uptempo jam with New Orleans vibe> uptempo song> instrumental break> uptempo song> instrumental break> crescendo> spoken word to end
2/ Better Days (5:17) – drums/sax starts> midtempo song> sax solo> midtempo song> fade
**3/ Number One (4:25) – Rhodes starts> midtempo song> instrumental break> quick stop
4/ Take It From Me (2:47) – vocal starts> midtempo strident song> quick stop
*5/ The Wrong Time (5:31) – piano starts> midtempo love song> piano solo> midtempo song> Rhodes solo to fade
6/ Family Affair (3;20) – Rhodes starts> funky midtempo song with chorus> Rhodes solo> midtempo song> slow fade
7/ Peace Of Mind (4:19) – organ starts> rocking uptempo song> electric guitar solo> uptempo song with chorus> slow fade
*8/ Supposed To Be (5:24) – acoustic guitar starts> mellow midtempo song> slow fade
**9/ George Bailey’s Lament (3:12) – piano starts> slow tempo song swings to midtempo> crescendo> slow song to fade

Track Listing
1. Thin Line   5. The Wrong Time
2. Better Days   6. Family Affair
3. Number One   7. Peace Of Mind
4. Take It From Me   8. Supposed To Be
  9. George Bailey's Lament