Pamela plays more piano here than in many of her past works, and flirts with different styles and instrumentation; using acoustic bass on a couple of tracks, Greek bouzouki on a french song, and harmonica and accordion from the incomparable Frank Maher. The title track is the traditional ballad "Seven Years" and here it receives a stellar arrangement and performance.
The recording comes seven years after "On a Wing and a Prayer" and encompasses the journey. Lyrics are thoughtful and mature, with songs about alzheimer's (Olivia), resettlement (Out West), social injustice (Will you Drive), and the lovely yearning ballad "Stealer of Hearts".
Rock N' Reel - UK
"She shines like a beacon in the darkness - star quality abounds."
Washington Post - USA
"Pamela Morgan has a voice both powerful and shimmering, as mystical as her name"
About the Artist
Pamela Morgan began her musical career as the singer/songwriter and producer for the legendary pioneering folk rock band, Figgy Duff. Throughout Figgy Duff’s 19 year career, the band released critically acclaimed albums and performed for countless audiences in countries throughout North America and Europe. Following the disbandment of Figgy Duff in the early nineties, Pamela Morgan embarked on an equally varied and distinguished solo career, writing for stage and film, producing albums for herself and others, launching and overseeing her own label, Amber Music, and making inroads as a solo artist internationally, with individual tracks and full albums licensed and released throughout Europe and Asia, and via import into the USA.
One of Newfoundland’s most internationally renowned performers, folk pioneer Pamela Morgan returns with her second solo release, "Seven Years". Her first new full studio album since 1996’s solo debut, (On a Wing and a Prayer), Seven Years finds one of Newfoundland’s greatest talents and one of its leading and most prolific musical ambassadors at the peak of her form. Seven Years is Pamela Morgan’s most original and stylistically evolved work to date. A tour de force of both style and diversity, the album finds the unique Pamela Morgan hallmark folk-rock sound, coupled with styles ranging from pop to jazz/torch to blues and beyond. From the evocative piano on "If I Were The One" and the title track, to the gentle new country feel of "Will You Drive", the joyous "Rambling Boys", and the haunting beauty of "Out West", each song on the album is a carefully crafted gem highlighting Morgan’s phenomenal musical talent, rich velvet voice and carefully honed production skills. Pamela Morgan once again weaves her special blend of magic and produces a work of sonic and thematic contrasts and beauty, which captures and haunts the listener even as it defies easy categorization. A true original, every sense of the word.