CD REVIEW: Corinne Curcio - From My Balcony
By Don Sechelski - 04/25/2009 - 08:51 PM EDT
Artist: Corinne Curcio Album: From My Balcony Website:http://home.earthlink.net/~corinne54 Genre: Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Technical Grade: 8/10 Production/Musicianship Grade: 8/10 Overall Talent Level: 8/10 Songwriting Skills: 9/10 Best Songs: A Matter Of Degree, Do The Tragedy CD Review:
Corinne Curcio's third release, From
My Balcony, is a literate, thoughtful, and well constructed effort. All the
songs were penned by Corinne who also provided guitar, keyboard, percussion,
and vocals. Many of the songs were for the FAWM 2008 challenge, a songwriting
challenge that requires the writer to compose 14 songs in 28 days. That's an
impressive feat in itself. It's even more impressive that these are some of the
best songs on the CD.
Do The Tragedy is a great example.
Corinne's witty lyric is especially meaningful to anyone who has raised a
teenager with lines like, "Do The Tragedy
Wring your hands
Hand your head
Rend your clothes
Wish you were dead."
Corinne's lyrics can be evocative and
descriptive as she describes the world outside her balcony in This Gray Day,
The sun was sighing cause it couldn't
keep me warm
The sky was crying
Here comes another storm
So rain won't you wash away all the
gray from this day.
The 4 Lads From
is a salute to the Beatles that manages to reference at least 8 Beatles titles
while Swoop the Pterodactyl is an ode to a favorite beanie baby. A
Matter of Degree is a gritty look at the city below Corinne's balcony that
includes some of my favorite lines on the CD. The title song, From My Balcony,
ties it all together,
I see it all with a watchful eye
From my balcony
Best seat in the house
14 stories high
A free show just for me.
From My Balcony is poetically
descriptive with rich imagery and strong themes. Corinne's music ably supports
her well constructed lyric and the production is clean and crisp. Corinne
Curcio is a singer/songwriter to be reckoned with.
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