Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CD Review: Songwriting Legend Jackie DeShannon Returns "In The Room"

Hall of fame songwriter Jackie DeShannon is revisiting some of her biggest hit singles on her new album entitled "When You Walk In The Room." Armed with an acoustic guitar, Jackie strips down these songs to their core in order to really focus on the song's meanings.

As soon as you hear Jackie's voice on the opening track "When You Walk In The Room," you instantly feel the comfort that her songs have portrayed over the decades. She sticks close to the tempo of the original of her Top 10 hit of "Put A Little Love In Your Heart," while "Bette Davis Eyes" gets slowed down. Her voice still soothes as in "Heart In Hand" and "Don't Doubt Yourself Babe." Her new version of the classic "Needles And Pins" adds another dimension to the song's timeless message of love. The stripped down version of "What The World Needs Now Is Love" benefits the most as the powerful lyrics are the main focus for everyone to hear.

Jackie DeShannon's new album will be released on September 27 through RockBeat Records. For more information, please visit her website jackiedeshannon.com.

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