CD REVIEW: Delaney Gibson - The Worst Kind of Way
By Don Sechelski - 10/28/2008 - 09:31 PM EDT
Artist: Band:Delaney Gibson Album: The Worst Kind of Way Website:http://www.delaneygibson.com Genre: A mix of country, pop, & adult contemporary Technical Grade: 10/10 Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10 Commercial Value: 10/10 Overall Talent Level: 10/10 Songwriting Skills: 10/10 Performance Skill: 10/10 Best Songs: I'm Alive, I Think I Have OCD CD Review:
Delaney Gibson's new CD, The
Worst Kind of Way features some top level talent at its best. Gibson is an
outstanding vocalist, a winner of awards around the world. Her voice is
indescribably expressive and rich with a range that goes from throaty growl to
sublime soaring ecstasy. Add to that her sizeable talent as a songwriter and
you've got the beginnings of a great album. Now bring in LA's most in-demand
studio guitarist, Andrew Synowiec, and pedal steel guru, Jesse Siebenberg to
co-produce and you've got magic.
On the first cut, I'm Alive
is a joyful, painful expression of survival. She plays piano and sings,
"I'm alive, I'm alive
For once in my life I can feel the
I can heal the pain
Through the tears I cry I can touch
The title cut, The Worst Kind of
Way, features Gibson playing a quirky banjo while singing of torch song of
lust and desire. And it works. My favorite cut, I Think I Have OCD, is a
witty look at neurosis and love. Siebenberg's pedal steel is perfect, as usual,
and Gibson's vocal is endearingly vulnerable. Throughout the CD, Synowiec's
guitars and Siebenberg's assortment of dobros, lap steels and keyboards meld
perfectly with a solid LA rhythm section to provide Gibson a musical backdrop
to work her vocal magic.
Worst Kind of Way
is a solid effort with a lot of commercial potential. Delany Gibson is a force
to be reckoned with. I expect we'll be hearing from her for a time to come.
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