Full Circle is a very apt title for this latest album from Lynne Taylor Donovan; being a 10-track retrospective which charts her musical story as the songs take us step-by-step through her career, documenting the various sounds and styles she has made her own.

The opening song, and her first number one, the Gene Pitney classic, Half Heaven, Half Heartache sees her firmly in the world of cinematic chamber pop and from here, it is interesting to watch as she wanders into more roots territories without ever losing the poise and polish of that world.

Back On The Line is Music City gold, a twanging country groover that would have them two-stepping and line dancing up and down the aisle of the Grand Ole Opry; talk To Me is one of those big, beautiful ballads and by the time we get to (Never Thought I’d) Maker It On My Own you find her performing songs that the likes of Witney Houston would have rugby tackled you to the floor to get her hands on.

Not only a retrospective of her career, one that is very much alive, but a reminder of the number of times she has charted with her music, as all of these songs have. A neat overview and a gorgeous set of songs.


More info here – https://lynnetaylordonovan.com

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