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angels near

by alice marie

"Soothing and unsettling; raw, edgy, beautiful." Features the top-selling "Daddy's Song" and "I Was Seven."
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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1. it's amazing
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2. could it be
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3. bring the guitar
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4. angels near
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5. i was seven
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6. bridges
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7. daddy's song
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8. black reverie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alice Marie's full-length debut is a strong record. Her voice and piano gel with the music, and her fluid musicality is apparent. "Could It Be" is a haunting song that deserves to be compared to Tori Amos. "Bring The Guitar" is a mid-tempo song that shows off the singer's lovely voice. "I Was Seven" tells of a harrowing childhood. 'I never had a childhood, I had secrets' intones the singer as the tale of abuse and sorrow begins. The child-like simplicity of the tune further illustrates the child's helplessness. Staccato bursts of strings underscores the drama. Angels Near is a powerful debut.

-- Anna Maria Stjärnell
Luna Kafe


"Angels Near" is like a poker game with Stevie Nicks portrayed as the dealer, Tori Amos laying down a royal flush and Evanescence's Amy Lee folding. It's a dark collection of moody and intimate songs that flirt with tragic and haunting melodies. Alice Marie uses stretched out vocals to pierce through the lyrics, adding an eerie tone to the mood of the release. The title song, "Angels Near," a song about personal bouts of pain and fear, includes an unexpected change of emotion with a "carnival" flashback of sorts complete with roller coasters and carnival music. It's a very modern, dark outlook on the singer-songwriter's life displayed collectively in ten tracks of deep, poet lyrics. "Angels Near" is packed full of Alice Marie's raw, edgy talent. It's one beautiful song after another complete with a stunning voice sure to please any music fan.

--Heather Corcoran
GO GIRLS MUSIC

"Soothing and unsettling. How'd you manage that?"

--Brian Tate
SHRINE FOR THE BLACK MADONNA

I'm not sure why I was expecting soft McLachlan-ish pop from Alice Marie (I think it's because of the song of hers that appears on Undiscovered Gems) but I was wrong. Alice Marie gets right out of the gate rocking with the first track, "It's Amazing."

"Angels Near" almost has an 80s new wave sound. I especially like the carnival sound in the middle.

"I Was Seven" is downright scary as she pleads with her imaginary friend taken from books to save her from...well...just listen. At times this song reminds me of early Tori Amos.

This is a good solid recording from an artist who is not mainstream sounding and has a lot to say.

--Amy Lotsberg
COLLECTED SOUNDS

For her second CD called Angels Near, Alice Marie was ready for her close-up. From the intimate cover portrait to the soul-excavating songs, she doesn't shy away from truth, desire, or her quest for spiritual intimacy.

In the title track, you can hear the rumble of a roller coaster and screams to go with it; listening to the CD as a whole requires some seatbelt-fastening as Alice, an artist featured on Virt Records' Undiscovered Gems, takes you through her lows -- molestation, depression, and her response to 9/11 -- and highs -- finding love, appreciating the life she almost took, and getting anything but metaphysical in the seductive "Bring the Guitar."

Alice's songs have aired on Sirius Satellite Radio and Plum TV, plus numerous podcasts and Internet radio stations, and she has appeared at The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery, Borders Books, The Living Room, 17, Maxwell's in Hoboken, and Balboa Park in San Diego.

Three of her songs from Angels Near have been chosen for Mamapalooza Vol. 2 and a CD to benefit RAINN called Mindful Lullabies.

Please visit Alice at www.TeaWithAliceMarie.com and www.YouTube.com/TeaWithAliceMarie


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Deloras Lane

This CD rocks!
This CD rocks! "Bring the Guitar" will make even the most reticent listener unable to resist singing along. "I Was Seven" is poignant and haunting. The inspirational title track, "Angels Near," captures so many aspects of NYC and encourages us to defy fear in spite 9/11. "Could It Be" gives voice to questions most of us have pondered but didn't dare express. "More" makes my heart soar along with Alice Marie's voice! This CD leaves me wanting to hear more from this extremely talented singer/songwriter. Truly an outstanding sequel to Equilibrium.

Christina M

Calling Angels Nearer
Whispers to wails, woe to hope, Angels Near shares an emotional journey at once intensely personal and profoundly universal. It's warm pitch, abrupt twists, swings of mood and flights of spirit lure us into uncharted territory.
Bring the Guitar is catharthis set to music. More takes flight like Alice Marie's angels; Could It Be measures faith and finds it wanting. And Angels Near...Angels Near is so close to the bone that it is a part of all of us.

Dan Oakenhead

What a find!
This is great work! I already know that I'll be wanting to listen to this one
over and over. I gravitate to music with artistic expression, inventiveness, and
lyrical depth. Alice Marie's got all of those and more. This is music that
you don't just hear, you develop a relationship with it. What a find -
literate lyrics! And a voice like the sky singing through the deep
forest.

Xavier

Amazing!
Music filled with so much passion. Song after song. There are no words to describe the way I felt after initially listening to this CD. I do know that every time I listen to this CD, I have more faith & hope than I did before. Pure joy. I highly recommend "Angels Near".

zoe blotnick

it's amazing
in short, it's amazing. deep. soulful. enchanting.

Sean Blaise

rich...
Alice Marie's voice on each track is smooth and rich... like luscious, sexy chocolate... Each track leaves you wanting more.

michele molina

soulful lyrics and rhythm
Alice Marie's voice crescendos to perfection (over and over) in every song. Each track delivers gorgeous, soulful lyrics and rhythm. The entire CD is a real pleasure to listen to...

SusanJoy Grieco

Experience the "hope opera."
Experience the “hope opera.” Singer-Songwriter, Alice Marie’s ANGELS NEAR cd unfolds with silken production, emotion-drenched vocals, confessional and accessible songs. You will know Alice Marie’s skill as word artist and musical molder as each song sears the soul. Track highlights are: “Bring the Guitar”; “I was Seven”, “Black Reverie” and “Easy Streets.” If you enjoy stories of light and dark, musical intensity and surprise, this CD is a welcomed addition to your musical collection.

Charlie

Strong CD
At first I was disappointed because there is no new "Madeleine" on this CD. But there are other great songs like "Easy streets" or "Bring the guitar" that I love and enjoy listening to very much. And it is nice to have a full-length CD by Alice Marie that you can play over and over. She has a cool voice and is a very good songwriter. Love it!

fingers flynn

there is gold out there - i found it here
this is really good - ignore the star-rating (these are so arbitrary) the music is evocative of a few things but is easily good enough to be above such crass comparisons.
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