Pat Lamanna, "Full Circle"
When Pat comes to the mic at People's Music Network gatherings or elsewhere,
folks always pay extra attention. They've learned to expect something special -- thoughtful.
touching, often FUNNY -- never disappointing. Yes, she writes great lyric-driven songs
and performs them beautifully. You'll probably want to play this album many times.
Some quotes -- Pete Seeger, "You should write more songs!" and Sonny Ochs, "Really
listenable songs that actually say something worth hearing." And many more.
This one hour gem of a CD has 16 fine very singable numbers, expertly performed by Pat
and a dozen other talented musicians. "We Will Survive," irresistibly optimistic despite it all.
The fun, funky "U. U. Blues." "Sing to the Mountains" and "Peace Pilgrim," wise and inspirational.
A delightful prison-improvement song, "Paint it Pink." The cheerful, "Down Through the Years."
"Gather in the Warmth," the comfort of community. "Good Ship Beagle," a toe-tapping, amiable
celebration of evolution and science. "Stories," a poignant examination of the myths and legends
that govern our warring planet. "Full Circle," a satisfying number, wherever YOU are in your personal
circle of life. And lots more.
It's a real pleasure to hear her in person, and a treat to have this CD to tide you over in between.
Do acquire it, and while you're at it get her *other* CD, which I hope to review later -- "Do I Know
My Song Well Enough to Start Singing Yet?" (She does.) It looks excellent.