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Dana Glover's CD
Monday, 26 March 2007 8:15 PM MDT
There I was a few weeks back browsing the iTunes store when I heard a tidbit from an artist I'd never heard of before, Dana Glover, a track titled Reason from her album Testimony. The 30-second excerpt was intriguing enough that I bought the track for 99 cents.
Then I checked out samples from the other tracks. And with a little scouring of the web, found a much, much longer track sample to listen to. Enough of the bits I heard sounded good, and the longer sample from a track titled Thinking Over convinced me to buy the CD and not waste more money on iTunes, since the CD has much higher quality (uncompressed) audio. I ordered the CD from Amazon.com right away.
The CD arrived last week, and I've had it on rotation in my RAV4. I love it! It's an instant favorite. It also gave me a chance to hurt my ears by cranking it up beyond loud. I admit it's fun to do, though I don't do it too often.
The first track, Rain, hooked me right off the bat. The next track, Thinking Over was every bit as good as the bit I'd heard online. I enjoyed the other tracks a lot as well, but I think the first two and track five (the aforementioned A Reason that I already had from iTunes) are currently my favorites, and perhaps track seven, Make It Real, though I reserve the right change as I become more familiar with the other songs.
This weekend I got the newest Norah Jones CD. It was pleasant, and I suspect I'll come to have a favorite track or two on it. But I think I've got enough Norah Jones in my music library for now. Unfortunately it had to compete with Dana Glover's CD and it lost. Ah, well. I'll give Norah some more ear time later after Dana's album has worn out its welcome.