Al Kooper’s ‘Cream of ’09 Musical Crop’ (Boston Herald) "I'm a fan!" -- Al Kooper
“… Byrdsian jangle and exquisite psyche-pop harmonies perfect for a long car ride…Fans of classic sixties pop influences should pick this one up right away.” – Aaron Kupferberg, Powerpopaholic
"...a glorious and lovingly crafted tribute to an era that continues to resonate to this day. In an age of throwaway dance anthems and cookie-cutter R’n’B, it is refreshing to have dedicated artists and musicians remind us of the beauty and wonder of what pop music once was in its heyday. That such wondrous music can still be re-created in our modern times gives me hope and encouragement for the future. So, kudos to Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg for keeping the dream well and truly alive." – Kevin Mathews, Bucketful O' Brains
“Chock full of slightlydelic pop jangle and West Coast harmonies…just a few seconds into the opening title track, and you’re being pulled into the same paisley patterned swirl as the one The Bangles caused…” – Goran Obradovic, Shindig!
“I didn’t have the opportunity to properly make Tangle Free World’s acquaintance until relatively recently. Had I been able to give it a proper listen sooner, however, it definitely would have earned a place in my 2009 year-end top 10…Anny Celsi’s beautifully expressive voice is at once sweet and soulful, with a depth and richness that eludes many singers.” -- John Borack, Goldmine
With the release of 'Little Black Dress and Other Stories,' Anny Celsi evoked comparisons to artists like Aimee Mann, Lucinda Williams, Suzanne Vega and Jackie DeShannon – all songwriters distinguished by a literary voice that is every bit as vital to the listener as her singing voice. Little Black Dress established Anny internationally as an artist worthy of a second listen. And that second listen has arrived.
Guests from L.A.’s musical whirl who stopped by the studio to contribute to “Tangle-Free World” include 60’s icon Evie Sands, Brian Wilson Band members Probyn Gregory, Scott Bennett and Nick Walusko (also of Wondermints), ubiquitous string-bender and former child actor Robbie Rist, Chaos Band members Adam Marsland and Teresa Cowles, violinist Amy Farris and keyboardist Carl Byron.
"Thank god this is a CD. If it were vinyl, I'd be on my dozenth copy!"
- Chris Fradkin, co-author of The Plimsouls’ "A Million Miles Away"
"Tangle-Free World has so many of the things that got you to fall in love with pop music in the first place-evoking but never imitating. If you look beyond the gorgeous and catchy melodies you'll hear lyrics that read like great short stories and production ideas that tell you that you're on to something special" -- Gary Stewart, former A&R, Rhino Records
I was blown away by this CD from the very first listen.…gorgeous, melodic … virtually every song could be a single. One of the best albums of the decade.” -- John Etherington, nickdrake.com
“…a winner and should appeal to a wide range of fans…it comes with my highest recommendation.” – Andrew Gladwin, Cabin Essence
“…be amazed but, more importantly, be won completely over with an artist that catapults over her previous work and makes an album filled with first-class musical craftings.” Bruce Brodeen, Not Lame
“A multi-faceted gem of musical brilliance…Ever hear a song that literally makes you feel electric? Something so beautiful and moving that you feel kind of numb and awe-struck? Put on the title track of "Tangle Free World" (and) expect a wonderful auditory experience. Beautiful melody, catchy, exquisite harmonies, and a rhythm track that would make for perfect driving music.” Laurie Biagini
“The perfect balance of polish and raw soul. You know those favorite recordings where EVERY cut is a gem? Tangle Free World is one of those.” Amazon.com Listener Review