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The Haunted Skipper / Listen: / Download
This is a multi-tracked mountain dulcimer duet based very loosely upon "What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor." Both parts were capoed fairly high: frets 4 and 5. In the background there is a rhythmic synth part as well. This track appears on my 2008 CD entitled "Too dark to work... too light for candles."
Waited 'til Noon / Listen: / Download
I very much like the start of Waited ‘Til Noon. Amber’s voice has a rather Celtic sound to it. In fact, Waited ‘Til Noon makes me think of Ireland. There is definitely an Irish feel. That hook talent is present again. We really get to witness what Amber’s voice can really do here. It is powerful, passionate and the music plays second place. When Char’s delicate vocals kick in, Waited ‘Til Noon sounds very Irish, or Celtic, indeed. I am not Irish, so I may be wrong but it makes me think of Ireland. Char and Amber work very well together and their harmonies are marvelous. Sleepers Awake is a coherent album with great music, vocals, lyrics and messages. You certainly do need to listen to the lyrics because this mother and daughter team are not merely singing pretty words, to fit a merry tune, they really do mean something. My favourite is Higher Truth but I especially love the Irish feel of Waited ‘Till Noon and the depth of Amber’s voice in that song. Tom Evans/PalReview/February 2010
Always For Me / Listen: / Download
Sleepers Awake gently opens with Always for Me. The mother/daughter harmonies work brilliantly and add a rather ethereal quality to the music. Amber appears almost like a gentle spirit singing round her mother’s more powerful vocals. It is beautifully delivered. Always for Me is a love song but a present and positive love rather than one lost. Cleverly, they have managed to make the title the hook of the song, so you will never be able to forget Always for Me. Tom Evans PalReview/February 2010