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CD REVIEW: Sharon Edry - "Edge of a Dream"
By David Lockeretz - 07/26/2002 - 11:51 PM EDT

Artist: Sharon Edry
Album: "Edge of a Dream"
CD Review: If there was ever a time to burn your Britney Spears and Celine Dion CDs, it is now with the arrival of Sharon Edry, an immensely talented singer songwriter.

Edry really has it all. Her songs rock, they groove and they stick in your head. Her lyrics are articulate, down to earth and easy to relate to, yet they are not trite or predictable in any way. Her compositions reflect the sophistication of the Beatles, Steely Dan and others of that ilk, and her voice is sexy-tough yet also inviting and friendly.

The opening cut, "Ordinary Girl", is probably the best on this short CD. The strong opening guitar signature leads to a funky slow rock groove reminiscent of Sheryl Crow's better days. The lyrics tell of the importance of personal identity and independence, almost as if Edry is trying to prove that she's anything but an "ordinary girl" or an ordinary singer. While there are touches of Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood and many others, Edry has her own unique sound.

"Crying" is another strong number, featuring a country-tinted groove, tasty background vocals and bittersweet lyrics. Edry resembles the ex-girlfriend who never quite forgot you, and whom you yourself have never gotten over.

The other songs aren't quite as memorable but each and every one shows Edry as an artist to be reckoned with. My only complaint about the CD is that it is too short. I hope that this and other inevitable positive reviews will do their part to make more of Sharon Edry's work available to an audience that sorely needs it.

For more information about Sharon Edry, visit www.sharonedry.com.


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