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GINA SICILIA

IT WASN'T REAL

2013-05-07

Gina's earthy smoky vocals breathe life into every track on this disc that blends blues, jazz and roots to make one of 2013's most compelling releases. The CD begins with the title track "It Wasn't Real" a story of betrayal that draws you in on the first sound of her voice. "Don't cry Baby" is an Etta James classic & Gina would make this late great happy with her take on this track. "Walkin' Along The Avenue" is a laid back jazz track and shows the bands & Gina's versatility. On "City By The Water" & "Write A Little Song With You" Gina captures a little of the sound and feeling that was found on KD Lang's "Ingénue" release. Gina ends this disc with the country blues sounds of "Walkin' Shoes" where she sings about having a long way to go. In my books, Gina has already reached the top with this fine release. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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