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Helen Slater-One of These Days

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Artist: Helen Slater
Title: One of These Days
Genre: Pop
Label: Landsleit Records

You may recognize Helen Slater from her many different TV and movie appearances. Her roles in the world of the visual medium are impressive, ranging from appearances in “Billie Jean” and “Ruthless People,” and many others. Now with her latest album One of These Days, she has created another place of recognition for herself. While using sound and creating images with her voice to tell a story may seem entirely different from what you see on the big screen, there are some obvious parallels. It is a way to communicate with the masses through a voice that speaks to people universally with lyrics and music; the images are conjured by the listener’s imagination, developing as the recording runs through its paces.

Slater’s sweet and beautifully tender vocalizations will melt away your walls of defense and any negative energy around you, replacing it with warm smiles only a sincere and true artist can muster through singing a song.

The soft tinkering of the ivory keys and the smooth and delicate acoustic guitars create a stage for Slater’s voice. Picture a warm blanket of musical comfort, especially designed for her vocal style. The lyrics hold as much importance as the music and here are some moving examples of her proclivity with the pen:

From “Greenland”

He comes like my shadow
With eyes like the sea
Strangely revealing those places in me tossed and torn
He broods like a dark storm

Or from “Love Comes In”

Love comes in simple packages
A smile on a baby
Raindrops in a tree
Taking the day off
A view of the sea

Those are very prolific words wrapped into a song; the music and her voice are what make all the words hold so much validity and power.

If Helen Slater continues to put out recordings like this, she will not be known as an actress for very much longer, that part of her career will take a backseat.

© Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-http://www.muzikreviews.com

May 29, 2004

01. Greenland
02. Shoes
03. Typical
04. Touch And Go
05. Love Comes In
06. One Of These Days
07. Robin’s Egg
08. Get Up
09. Remember Last Sunday
10. Home



Helen Slater-Piano and Vocals
Dave Pomeroy-Upright Bass
Gary Burnette-Guitars
Paul Scholten-Drums and Percussion
Tim Lauer-Keyboards
Jim Hoke-Winds, pennywhistle, autoharp, dobro
Glenn Duncan-Violin and Mandolin

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