Piano Solos - Laura Sullivan

Piano Solos

Laura Sullivan

  • Genre: New Age
  • Release Date: 2008-12-08
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 11
  • ℗ 2003 Laura Sullivan

Piano Solos ◷ preview

Title Artist Time
Hope for the Sun: Laura Sullivan 4:06
Dreaming Underwater: Laura Sullivan 4:11
Selling Water By the River: Laura Sullivan 2:55
Lullaby Wind: Laura Sullivan 4:22
Sleepwalking (On a Tightrope): Laura Sullivan 4:31
Claire de Lune: Laura Sullivan 5:19
Calls to Spirit: Laura Sullivan 2:49
Brave Mourning: Laura Sullivan 3:52
Of Land & Sea, of Mortal & Div Laura Sullivan 3:17
The Voyage Home: Laura Sullivan 4:37
In Last Hours: Laura Sullivan 5:40


  • Good Album but has skips

    By ChicagoSlim1957
    Very peaceful and melodic. Great for those mid-day naps. However the recording has distracting "skips".
  • A problem with the recording

    By Davidglock444
    When I listen o the song is stop few time for a fraction of the second.
  • Laura Sullivan's Debut

    By KathyPiano7
    The unassumingly titled “Piano Solos” by Laura Sullivan is an interesting collection of seven original pieces, three pieces by Roy Finch, and “Claire de Lune” by Debussy. A strong and passionate pianist, Sullivan brings a distinctive new voice to contemporary piano. Her previous two releases were collections of cover tunes for weddings and “special requests” from the standards repertoire, and I would hope that she’ll continue to record her original work. In her promotional material, she makes the following statement about her music: “Mine is a softer, feminine kin to styles played by Will Ackerman, George Winston, and David Lanz.” This seems like kind of an odd statement, and I don’t find it to be particularly true. Her style is much different from all three of the other artists, and I wouldn’t compare it to any of them. Sullivan’s original pieces include “Dreaming Underwater,” a very nice flowing and rippling piece with a quiet mood; “Lullaby Wind,” which is also quiet and serene - my favorite track on this album; and “Calls to Spirit,” which is more upbeat and has a “bigger” sound. I also like ”Of Land and Sea, Of Mortal and Divine,” a flowing piece with classical and contemporary influences. Both wistful and with a sense of purpose, this piece is quite effective. I also really like Finch’s “Selling Water By the River,” which has an interesting rhythm and a nice, easy feel. His “Sleepwalking (On a Tightrope)” and “In Last Hours” are very dark and moody, and their forms are more abstract. Sullivan does a lovely job with “Claire de Lune,” although I kept wondering why it was included in a collection where all of the other pieces are so different from it. So, if you’re looking for something kind of different, this could be a good choice.