A great new CD from an artist whose songwriting, like her voice, has deepened in tone and power. "He's Got You" treads the old ground of romance and obsession, jazzy and catchy; "What Matters" reflects fearlessly on mortality and aging; "Tierra Contente" is the artist's first political piece, a primal invocation against thoughtless environmental damage. "Because" and "I Want You To Come In" recapture the seductive innocence and tenderness of Sara K.'s earliest recordings:
"Past the hue
Past the pictures upon the wall
Windows still say it all
Because your love feels like heaven to me." Sara covers "Whiter Shade Of Pale" and "Johnny's Garden." And there's a song, an instrumental waltz and another tune for the writer's dog, Bebe (1988-1999). with Bruce Dunlap, guitar and dobro; Todd Turkisher, drums and percussion; Paul Socolow, acoustic bass; and Gil Goldstein, accordians.