Janette Geri is an extraordinary singer and songwriter, and also in demand as a producer. Her earthy style and unique blend of celtic and soul has won her many fans and devotees in her native Australia and overseas. 'No matter if she sings traditional songs, Fairport Convention, Robert Burns or other historical ballads she gave them a new and wonderful re-make. Wonderful harmonies coupled with stirring rhythms and angelic singing make her music a real treat for your ears. Richard Thompson and Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention) wrote "crazy man michael" and Geri's version is absolutely mesmerizing. ... "the water is wide" is a melancholic and lovely love song' Adolf 'gorhand' Goriup, FolkWorld CD Reveiw Issue 38 03/2009 CUSTOMER REVIEWS: Telling Tales author: Marla Miller This is truely a gem in my CD collection! I have listened over and over and have loaned it to several friends that have been wowed by her true feelings coming thru the speakers. Awesome to say the least! Will be looking forward to more! Thank you Donna for bring her to my attention! Telling Tales... author: Beck Siàn I adore Janette's previous CDs, therefore I've been so excited, waiting impatiently, for 'Telling Tales...' and it was so worth the wait! I've seen Janette performing her songs in a 'live' capacity, and I think she's really captured something of the energy and atmosphere of her live performance on this CD. There's an intense range of emotive and evocative exploration - one moment 'tongue-in-cheek' humour, then a tender fragility followed by worldly-wisened strength. Whether happy songs or tales of loss and hurt, there is a thread which links them all together - the superior musicianship, magical 'songsmithery', and the absolutely heart-wrenchingly beautiful vocals. Thank you, dearest Janette, for sharing your precious gift with us all. Telling Tales author: Pam I saw Janette launch this CD at the Maldon Folk Festival last November and had to buy it. Her beautiful voice catches your heart and carries you away. Add her gift as a musician. Magic. Telling Tales author: Chris Samuel Fab playing, a fab voice, fab tunes, it's, well, fab! Telling Tales author: Marla Miller I can close my eyes and 'see' the music come to life. Will be buying this album!!!!! Thanks Donna for telling me about her! She is a gem!!!! Could not keep my toes from following the beat! Earthy, Warm and so very real author: 1210donna Janette Geri's Telling Tales album takes the listener on an adventure to different worlds through songs which each tell stories. Her voice is awesome, her range, timbre, it's like auditory toast by the fire. Every song on the album is really good and they hang together so well it's so easy to listen to as a WHOLE album. I found myself playing it three times in a row. Beautifu.
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