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Bishop, Mj / Give It Away Again
Album:Give It Away Again Collection:Country
Artist:Bishop, Mj Added:05/2017
Label:Self 

Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2017-05-12 
MJ Bishop, give it away again
self released
Reviewed by: Kim Walter, May 2017


As a child of many musical influences, including classic country, rock and a cappella singing evenings, different nuances emerge at different times, giving each song a unique sound in an overall enjoyable and diverse album.

My favorites: 5, 7, 9, 10, 11**

1. 4:10 med – gentle, uplifting song
2. 3:04 med – true fusion of influences, from BG fiddle to playful singling
3. 3:32 slow/med – country sound to match MJ’s gentle lyrics
4. 4:36 slow – a country lullaby
5. 4:03 med – unique sounds (perhaps the Hammond 3?), nice violin too**
6. 4:00 med - slow paced country rock, vocally dominant
7. 3:15 slow – beautiful gentle song showcasing vocal depth
8. 3:55 med – country sound with playful, yet mournful lyrics
9. 4:17 slow – gentle ballad, mandolin accents
10 3:55 . slow/med – honky tonk lyrics with only a slight country feel
11. 2:43 slow – WOW! Totally unique smoky blues cabaret feel
12. 2:54 slow – dreamy sounding song about dream of consciousness
13. 3:49 med – upbeat song with a decided bluegrass influence

Track Listing
1.Keep On Walkin' 7.My New Town
2.Give It Away Again 8.He Took Her Hand
3.She's Gone 9.Dressed In Fireflies
4.Goodnight From Too Far Away 10.Trying To Find The Happy
5.Leavin' Arkansas 11.Gettin' To You
6.One Way Out Of Town 12.Dream Of Consciousness
 13.The River