"Lori A. Williams is a lot more than just a singer, songwriter, andperformer. If you were to judge her on these things alone, you would have to conclude you where dealing with oneof the finest artists of our era, an eventual legendand, I have no doubt, time will prove me right. I think musicaficionadoswho listen to this project will agree that
"Lori A. Williams is a lot more than just a singer, songwriter, and performer. If you were to judge her on these things alone, you would have to conclude you where dealing with one of the finest artists of our era, an eventual legend and, I have no doubt, time will prove me right. I think music aficionados who listen to this project will agree that these tracks step her toward this destiny. Let me add a little fuel to this fire. Lori's lead vocal recording is all original - no vocal overdubs, no re-tracking, and almost no vocal fixes (come on... no one is perfect). When we recorded the material, I had her record "scratch vocals" with the intent of throwing them out and recording the REAL lead vocals later (as is customary). Well, that's NOT what happened... you are listening to the unaltered scratch vocal. Now I don't mean to insult anyone's intelligence; but everything we listen to these days has been altered, fixed, produced, tracked, squeezed, tuned and composited TO DEATH!! NOT this recording. This is the real deal; and that makes this recording astounding because even if all the usual stuff was done, it would be a great CD. The honesty of this recording moves it into the amazing column. Not only is the lead vocal honest, but so is the rest of the recording. In fact, it's only a hair away from being totally live. Many songs are the first take.
Now remember, I said that Lori is more than a singer, songwriter, and performer, because as we approached the end of the project, I started to realize her tremendous gift as a producer. Lori's lack of ego, and a willingness to recognize other peoples' abilities, and trust in both herself and those she works with, is a gift rarely seen. Not only does she have a voice and performance talent similar to a Judy Garland, but if she keeps producing recordings, she might also be compared to Quincy Jones. I could go on and on particularly concerning Lori's production capabilities, but lets just say that she is completely unaware of her ability... Like a duck to water, effortless and commanding. These traits show up in the product.
After saying all this, I think the music says it better than I can; but the listeners need to know the circumstances behind this recording. It makes it all the more awesome."
Brad Baerwald, Studio 51