Love Life And Strings

(11 customer reviews)


Format: CD

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Format: CD
Grade: New (About gradings)
SKU: 98428
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‘Love Life and Strings is an amazing debut album from experienced performer Diane Shaw which recalls the golden age of Soul from the late 60’s- early 70’s featuring real musicians and a string and horn section. Some of the songs are self penned, others are new songs by vintage writers plus there are a few covers. ‘Leave a little love’ is a wonderful dramatic uptempo string laden song arranged by Bert DeCoteaux and Andy Birkenshaw, that could have been made 40+ years ago. ‘Never Been Hurt’ and ‘Today I started loving you’are great 70’s style Modern Soul dancers that really swings. ‘These tears are real’ and ‘No More Love to give’ are Philly style mid tempo ballads, ‘Good Lovin Man’ and ‘I Go To Pieces’ Northern Soul dancers and ‘Thing That you do’ a lovely stepper using ‘Mellow Mellow right on’rhythm. This ambitous and optomistic album has that feel good factor and deserves to be one of the Soul albums of the year.

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11 reviews for Love Life And Strings

  1. Paul Reed

    Diane Shaw is fantastic Live. I love every track on this CD. She is a Star.

  2. nycosmo

    DiShaw! This record is the cure for everything!!! Reduces road rage, increases creativity, boosts y’courage to do new and great things. Makes you move move move!! From my very first full listen, I’ve been saying that the new Love, Life and Strings – Diane Shaw album exceeds my highest expectations …and now the critics are joining in chorus: >> “A Future Classic”……”The perfect sound of yesterday”….. ..”Absolute quality, authentic , proper & real”….. (soulbrother) …<> Truth be told, is you could drop your ‘needle, laser or finger on the track pad’ on any track on offer here, and come up with a winner. ” (soulwalker)<<

  3. Andrew Knights (verified owner)

    Fantastic Album. Not a bad track. Can’t stop playing in the car.

  4. Mark Coyle (verified owner)

    A stunning soul album combining excellent song writing, classic production values and a marvellous vocal performance. This is soul of the original vintage with the 60s style big city and 70s shimmering modern soul. Fans of Northern and Crossover soul will enjoy this immensely and be tempted to leave it on repeat. It is an achievement to create such a complete work especially since it was financed via social media. An album that I envisage should grow in acclaim and crossover to wider recognition with the right media support. An album to be celebrated.

  5. Susan Day (verified owner)

    Great CD, long awaited and not disappointed. Diane puts so much feeling into each of the tracks which have a distinctive 60’s feel about them. I love it!

  6. Jonathan Buxton (verified owner)

    Had heard a lot about this album, and wow, to hear real musicians and strings these days is very rare, the quality of the production is amazing and Diane’s vocals are spot on, would high recommend this to all soul fans

  7. Diane

    Wonderful to have our very own UK homegrown soul singer. A true star. <3
    Great album. More please.

  8. Garry (verified owner)

    Fantastic soul album by our own Diane Shaw. 13 great tracks with not a duff one amongst them. Diane’s lovely vocals and her super band are combined with great string arrangements. I love it. Any soul fan will love it. Her version of Say a Little Prayer is stunning. Deserves much success.

  9. Barrie (verified owner)

    Heard the opening track once on the radio, bought the CD on that experience. Brilliant album, this girl deserves to be recognised much more than she is. Now have tickets to see her live and can’t wait. Buy it and spread the word.

  10. Andy Britten

    A modern take on a classic soul sound. Brilliant album. A must for all soul music fans.

  11. carole (verified owner)

    Went to see the stylistics in November, Diane Shaw came on before them. I was absolutely blown away with her voice and music. Would recomend any one to go and see her live. As for her cd its brill, fantastic. She,s the new Diane Ross.

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