Saturday, November 21, 2009
As from my other post on Esther Satterfield on "The Need To Be" LP, I only recently became familiar with this LP. I am posting this LP, because from my Sitemeter, it is clear that more people download Esther Satterfield's LP, than any other on this blog, and since I could not find this recording anywhere else, it was time to find the LP and archive it.
This was her debut solo LP in which Chuck Mangione produced both of her LP's. He used her first as a vocalist for his LIVE album "Land of Make Believe". She sang on three tracks "Lullaby for Nancy Carol" and "As Long As We're Together" and on the title track "Land of Make Believe". These three tracks alone are some of her best recorded vocal work (in my very humble opinion). In the liner notes, for "Once I Loved" Chuck Mangione states "Arrangers are often called upon musically to dress up a vocal by adding all kinds of instruments and sounds. There are few voices so pure, so distinct, that one dares to let them stand alone-naked. Esther's is that exception".
I purchased this album from eBay and was fortunate to receive a MINT condition LP so very little post -processing was needed to eliminate the clicks and crackles. The cover art was also in MINT condition, again little photo-shopping was required. I have not settled in on favorites yet, since it is new to me, but her voice is so pure and clean. It is amazing to try to compare it today's pop artists and hear the difference. It does remind me of the late Eva Cassidy's voice....Please Enjoy!
Posted by eewhiz at 10:22 AM