Caitlyn Smith | Face Over Heels

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Face Over Heels

by Caitlyn Smith

Alt pop + americana folk
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. Crushed and Created
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2. Come Alive
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3. Stand With Me
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4. Ivy
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5. It Was You
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6. Except Love
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7. Broken Vase
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8. Two Wounded Birds
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9. Beautifully Wounded
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10. Fold
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11. Rule the World
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The high energy vocal performance of 20 year old singer/songwriter Caitlyn Smith proves to be an experience one will not soon forget. With an irresistible smile, bright eyes, and lyrics that speak far beyond her years, Smith reaches a wide spectrum of listeners and invites them to experience her music in a real and personal way. The lyrical and musical maturity of this young artist is only a foreshadowing to the future and success of her music career. Smith's first independent record, Learning to Be, released in 2001 when she was just 15 years old. Soon after releasing this record, Smith started working on her sophomore album, Silence; which released in 2003. While both Learning to Be and Silence show off Caitlyn's polished pop/rock style, her third album, Face Over Heels (produced by Matt Patrick and Don Chaffer) reaches deeper for a more earthy, organic folk pop vibe.


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van casey

Excellent!
I am reviewing this CD from the perspective of a "spiritually uncommitted" individual. To be more precise, I am a VERY PICKY, spiritual-but-not-religious type, who usually tends to gag on preachiness of any kind, and I listened with rapt attentiveness to Caitlyn Smith's songs. In particular, I am impressed by her care in producing lyrics that don't alienate but rather respect the listener. For example, from "Come Alive": "Truth is, our mistakes do not define us / truth is, shame doesn't have to bind us". The lyrics sounded like they were about to become a little preachy, but then those lines softened her message without diluting it. That is VERY good songwriting. She has that masterful songwriting skill that makes it possible for people of ANY spiritual persuasion to like her music.

Musically, her rock tunes ROCK, and two of her "tamer" songs are hauntingly, poetically beautiful. And the production on this CD is perfect, with excellent musicianship throughout.

This is "musical outreach" of the very highest quality, because in no way does it sound like it's trying to be that!

The last song on the CD is the Tears for Fears song "Rule the World", from the '80s, which is a brilliant choice for a cover-song, because that song was a truly "high-level classic" from that period. In fact, that was why it stood out. The song was like a breath of fresh air! I know; I was there! And Caitlyn's bringing it once again to the forefront of my consciousness did something for me, instantly-- a blast from the past, telegraphing to me: This young artist KNOWS THE POWER OF SPIRIT-IN-SONG!

Be Well, Caitlyn--
Van Casey (www.myspace.com/musicandspirit)

Devlin Andersen

Yes.
I bought this album after seeing Caitlyn Smith live in Minneapolis. I can't say enough good things about it. It's the kind of CD you can just sit and listen to, the kind that might put you to sleep, if you only you could stop listening long enough to drift off.

Stand out tracks (of course, in my honest opinion) are Come Alive, It Was You, and Two Wounded Birds.

If you have the chance to see Caitlyn live in the Minneapolis area I highly recommend it! PLUS, be sure to check out her other project 'The Cates' for some more fabulous music.

Now go and buy the CD.

-the devil.