Annie Wells | Sad and Beautiful

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Sad and Beautiful

by Annie Wells

Jazz influenced Pop that tells a story with soaring vocals, lush key board strings, nylon string guitar, drums, bass and saxaphone.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Sad and Beautiful
4:45 album only
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2. Standing In the Doorway
5:04 album only
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3. Pictures
3:48 album only
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4. Norma
5:09 album only
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5. Love in the Way
4:52 album only
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6. Wide Circle
5:00 album only
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7. Mary
3:42 album only
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8. Absolute Zero
6:02 album only
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9. No Dark Corners
3:54 album only
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10. The Faraway
5:36 album only
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11. Time Song
3:20 album only
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12. Rosary
4:35 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“On each of twelve songs, Annie Wells finds a new way to surprise her listeners. She stays cool, never using more volume that she needs, never bringing the pain in a lot of her lyrics up above the surface of the music. The anger and passion don’t jump up at you; Wells asks you to look into the music and find them on your own. Easily bored by pop conventions, she screens her own songs for predictable melodic, rhythmic or harmonic structures, dickering with them until they hold her interest from beginning to end … Wells messes around with a piano with the same idiosyncratic confidence that [Bruce] Hornsby displays, and goes boldly beyond him in other ways, challenging the listeners to rethink the definition of a pop song.”
— H.B. Ward, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY

“ … 'Sad and Beautiful' was worth the wait. Wells has made the jump to the same territory worked by Suzanne Vega and Rickie Lee Jones. She sings more confidently and more provocatively and her piano style is filled out by inventive work by her band and guests Mick Fambro and Lalaland’s Phillip Marshall.”
— Jeff Spevak. The Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY

“Ultimately, every artist’s work is judged by the level of emotional contact made between the artist and the listener. ‘Sad and Beautiful’ builds a powerful connection from the first notes of the title cut to the moving evocation of loss in 'Rosary,' the closing song.”
— Martin Edic, Rochester, NY

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