We are treated to twelve tracks of Charlotte Martinís compositions that present us with a very good overview of this incredible womanís abilities. One track, a bonus track, is the Stones tune Wild Horses, which amazingly arranged and a very excellent showcase for Ms. Martin's vocal skills.
Ms. Martinís vocals are influenced by and sometimes reminiscent of a light Tori Amos with a touch of Kate Bush. But she can also show her own side in her interpretation of her own melodies. Wild Horses appears to be her own style; her vocals are touching and yet very strong.
Outstanding tracks include the title track On Your Shore with very memorable lyrics; lovely melody expertly executed and highlights Ms. Martinís own vocal style.
Limits of Our Love and Your Armor show very Kate Bush influenced vocals and music, but she retains her own style. Beautifully executed and produced.
Every Time It Rains shows influences of Tori Amos with some very memorable lyrics and incredible melody. Very well arranged, and just another stand out track. Also very Tori Amos is Sweet Chariot, but still retaining her own style of light and airy.
Up All Night is a very original piece, again presenting us with some memorable lyrics and great music. Love her harmonies on this piece as well.
Haunted is more brooding but never oppressing. This is another outstanding track for its originality and presentation, showing us yet another side to Ms. Martin.
Beautiful Life, the closing track of her own compositions, brings it all together with more unforgettable lyrics with light and delicate vocals in the subtle melody that we come to expect from Ms. Martinís compositions.
This CD presents us with a good overview of Ms. Martinís writing talents and vocal abilities. She is not one to be overlooked and she will be making her presence felt as folks discover this gem. mafoster
by M.A. Foster