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CD REVIEW: Dayna Lane - Anything You Want
By Don Sechelski - 01/25/2009 - 08:23 PM EST

Artist: Dayna Lane
Album: Anything You Want
Label: Vialex Records
Genre: Country/Rock
Technical Grade: 10/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Commercial Value: 10/10
Overall Talent Level: 10/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 10/10
Best Songs: Leave Me Alone, Lucky To Be Alive, Shower You With Love
CD Review:

There's a new star on the horizon and her name is Dayna Lane. Her debut album, Anything You Want, is a delightful collection of well written tunes, slickly produced and ready for radio airplay. She's backed by some big names in the entertainment world. Most of the songs on the CD were written by Hollywood producer, Chip Rosenbloom, and feature an array of top Nashville pickers including guitar ace, Danny Rader and keyboard player, Moose Brown as well as mult-instrumentalist, Bruce Bouton.

It's difficult to pick a favorite tune from the album; it's full of strong contenders. Leave Me Alone, written by Dayna Lane, starts with a searing guitar lead and rocks hard with help from a solid rhythm section. Rob Hajacos adds a fiddle to the mix and Dayna's voice soars above it all. Rader's acoustic guitar opens I'll Keep Believing, a song written by Chip Rosenbloom and Lauren Christy. The lyrics are life affirming and Dayna delivers the goods again. But perhaps my favorite tune is another Chip Rosenbloom song, Shower You With Love. Dayna's vocal is complimented by Rader's guitar, Michael Rojas on keyboards and James Pennebaker's fiddle. This beautiful ballad echoes the positive outlook of the entire project. "If there are clouds above, they'll rain with tears from God, and shower you with love." The simple arrangement supports Dayna's voice perfectly and magic happens.

This is a very strong album that contains no throwaways or "album tracks". Each song is well constructed and meticulously produced. Every song is a winner. Dayna Lane is a true talent to be reckoned with and I expect to hear much more of her in the future. In the meantime, Anything You Want will be passed around to my friends and family. I'm sure it will find its way into my mp3 player. If you like country music with an edge and want to be the first in your neighborhood to hear the next big thing, check out Danya Lane and Anything You Want.

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