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Lizzie Flynn - You and the Open Sky


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  • Model: TN2420-87
  • Shipping Weight: 0.125kg
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Driving down the highway gives you a lot of time to think. You can either drive down a highway of regret, or try to find a new view. The outcome is Lizzie Flynn’s new album, You and the Open Sky, a collection of songs that weave between toe-tapping folk pop to tender ballads of lessons learnt and love lost.

Lizzie and her six-piece band The Reckoning, will perform songs from her newly celebrated album. Supporting Lizzie will be South Australian singer/songwriter Liam Gerner. Liam has returned to Australia with an album recorded in LA after ten years of musical adventures overseas with a host of musicians, from Tom T. Hall to Elton John. Other support acts are The Golden Age, Lisa Lazuli, Zumpa and Out of Abingdon.


Review by Jefferson Lee

Lizzie has an uplifting and engrossing voice.
Her backing musicians are talented and tracks flow like honey or melted butter.
I caught her recently in Sydney at the Petersham Bowlo, en-route to the Kiama 'Folk By The Sea' Festival.
On the night, the boys from the Illawarra band, 'Zumpa', stood in for the backing band adequately.
The CD however is well-produced and is worth collecting.
'Prisoner In My Own Town' is about avoiding a former lover around your neighbourhood.
In 'Awakening', she can no longer live "with these regrets".
An uplifting track where back up vocals and violin bring us to a crescendo.
'Beautiful Something' is soul-searching with a  piano solo.
'It takes a lot not to end up Dead" has a real country rock feel, Tamworth-style, with Lisa Couper on backing vocals and driving guitars that give it that extra umphhh.
'Diamond' also has a country feel to it, but verges on pop.
It gives Lizzie a chance to show off her vocal skills.
Even closer to the Tammy feel is, 'I Married Someone Just Like You', with that stuttering guitar and familiar twang and refrains.
The final track, 'The Truth', has a touch of the same.
'Cold Light and Dig In' pursues similar themes of love versus nature, certainty versus uncertainty.
But both exude catchy lyrics and a feel good sound.
Overall, this is a great CD which Lizzie correctly says should be catagorised under the "Country and Folk" racks in the shop.


This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 02 May, 2018.