(2008) The Orchard

Lizz Wright

... read moreVocalist Lizz Wright mixes jazz, gospel, and soul on THE ORCHARD, an intimate, intensely personal album that ranks among the most compelling of the artist’s career. With help from singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon, Marc Anthony Thompson (who records under the name Chocolate Genius), and members of...

57′:21″ 13 Songs

1
Coming Home (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
4:45
2
My Heart
Lizz Wright
3:51
3
I Idolize You (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
4:53
4
Hey Mann (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
5:20
5
Another Angel (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
3:41
6
When I Fall (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
3:54
7
Leave Me Standing Alone (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
5:03
8
Speak Your Heart (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
3:45
9
This Is (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
4:08
10
Song For Mia (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
4:52
11
Thank You (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
4:44
12
Strange (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
3:31
13
I Feel The Earth Move (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
4:54
Released 01 January 2008, ℗ 2008 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

Vocalist Lizz Wright mixes jazz, gospel, and soul on THE ORCHARD, an intimate, intensely personal album that ranks among the most compelling of the artist’s career. With help from singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon, Marc Anthony Thompson (who records under the name Chocolate Genius), and members of Ollabelle, Calexico, and Bob Dylan’s band, Wright has created a beautiful, organic feel on THE ORCHARD--one that is the perfect vehicle for her expressive voice and original songwriting vision. Yet it is Wright herself that shines through most powerfully here, whether on stunning originals such as “When I Fall” or her treatments of Ike and Tina’s “I Idolize You” or Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You.”