Nancy Bryan - Neon Angel


Label:

APO Records

Genre:

Female Vocalists

Product No.:
CAPO 2013 SA
UPC: 753088201363
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Hybrid Stereo SACD



Hybrid Stereo SACD  



The first non-blues artist on Analogue Productions, Los Angeles singer/songwriter Nancy Bryan offers in Neon Angel, her second APO release, social commentary with intense soul.

Bryan's honesty in her approach to song writing has created a stylization that defies category. Neon Angel is a unique and personal body of work. In it, her lyrics are visual and socially relevant, yet intimate, poetic and immediate. Her music ranges from the ethereal to a plaintive earthiness, and at times both expressions are grasped in the same moment. This recording is as classic and as powerful as Joni Mitchell's legendary Blue.

The setting for Nancy's songs is specific, yet timeless. Blame It On The Moon is a Southern swamplife spiritual sung against an undulating bass line. Pulse and Time is as light as whipped cream in the confluence of dobro, ukulele and D-tuned acoustic guitar. And you can almost see the cold blue November sky behind a silhouette of skyscrapers in the melancholy Chicago Skyline and feel the singer's loneliness as her soaring vocals cry out for an irredeemable past.

Neon Angel was recorded live, direct-to-two-track at Blue Heaven Studios, the converted 77-year-old church in Salina, Kansas. This 13-song, all-acoustic album emphasizes the church's natural acoustics, bringing to life the massive, vaulted ceiling and Nancy on the altar.

Though this is only her second solo release, Nancy has won acclaim for several songs she's written and sung for Disney, including a track for the Grammy-nominated and now-gold record Take My Hand. Her songs have also appeared on MTV's popular shows The Real World and Road Rules.

Every track on this record is naked and essential and is an equally integral part of a brilliant mosaic.


1. Nobody's Buying
2. Blame it On The Moon
3. Pulse and Time
4. Chicago Skyline
5. Neon Angel
6. Salvation
7. Bending Road
8. Skating At The Edge
9. Deep As The Sea
10. I Hear Voices
11. I'll Be Waiting
12. My Love is A Message
13. Come Thou Fount

Customer Reviews (4.33 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

An angel, indeed

posted on 10/29/2007
5 Stars
This is the best sacd I've heard in a while. Nancy Bryan does have an angelic voice in this recording and the songs are so deep and real. A very emotional and deeply moving recording with great sound all the way around. This is a keeper, I will be listening to this one alot.


To nasal and high pitched (whiny) for my tastes

posted on 02/12/2007
3 Stars
Good recording.

I didn't care for the nasal high-pitched singing that is present on most tracks.


Still lovely after all these years

posted on 02/22/2006
5 Stars
Reviewer: Corey Mesler
A beautiful album. Her voice, which used to be an instrument both powerful and ethereal, has, if possible, become something even richer. And the writing here is gorgeous. This should be required listening. Like saw palmetto it's good for you and the only side effects are awe and pleasure.


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