A premier collection of diverse songs from this seasoned songwriter.
Combines the intuition of Cheryl Wheeler, the lyrical focus of early Joni Mitchell and the round, smooth sound of Anita Baker. Anderson has written a group of lightly produced songs that will be worth checking out.
Other musicians: Mark Lopatosky, Randy Jacobs, Mark Fraser, Carlos Gonzalez, Ed Witkin, Ron LaChappelle
ABOUT THE TUNES
Amazed: vocals/guitars/bass- The title track doo wop about sweet changes.
Ocean of Waves: vocal/guitar/handdrum/chimes- Quietly asks how to understand love and its rhythms. Infectious "back-beat"
Beyond Survival: vocals/rattle- Victorious speak of spiritual freedom - 3 voices weaving all over each other
Morning of the Dove: vocals/piano/cello- Songwriter's translation of a message given by a bird's song one August morning. (Really!)
Dilly Dally: vocal/guitar/whistle- Languid, Sondheim-esque tune about letting go of perfection
Kid spot: short line of a song from my 6 year old.
Heart of Gold: vocals/piano/cello- Lovely ballad for healing damaged hearts
Anything I Dream: vocals with children/guitars- Written to give courage in the long night of a child
Field of Dreams: vocals/guitars- Folk ballad about living on the edge of uncertainty and becoming truer for it
Floater: vocal/bass/rhythm- Kicky tune for emerging womanhood
Rising Wind: vocal/guitars- Story song about Mr. Pond, who lived in the same town for 50 yr.
Posies: vocal/keyboard/guitar/accordian- Tribute to my dear Vermont friend, Ivan Robinson
Button of Love: vocal/keyboard/bass/percussion- Pop tune written while I had a job filling vending machines. Can't get love out of a machine, folks. Eventually gotta give more than coins and shallow stuff. Style is like early Laura Nyro
Kid spot: Heard enough?
Don't Keep Quiet: vocal/rhythm/bass/guitar/synth- Courage for the upward path. We will all get there!