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
1
Hope for the Sun: Laura Sullivan 4:06
2
Dreaming Underwater: Laura Sullivan 4:11
3
Selling Water By the River: Laura Sullivan 2:55
4
Lullaby Wind: Laura Sullivan 4:22
5
Sleepwalking (On a Tightrope): Laura Sullivan 4:31
6
Claire de Lune: Laura Sullivan 5:19
7
Calls to Spirit: Laura Sullivan 2:49
8
Brave Mourning: Laura Sullivan 3:52
9
Of Land & Sea, of Mortal & Div Laura Sullivan 3:17
10
The Voyage Home: Laura Sullivan 4:37
11
In Last Hours: Laura Sullivan 5:40

Reviews

  • Good Album but has skips

    4
    By ChicagoSlim1957
    Very peaceful and melodic. Great for those mid-day naps. However the recording has distracting "skips".
  • A problem with the recording

    3
    By Davidglock444
    When I listen o the song is stop few time for a fraction of the second.
  • Laura Sullivan's Debut

    5
    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.