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Album Review

Following on the heels of their regionally successful major-label debut, True North, the duo of comely chanteuse Kathy Fisher and her silent instrumental partner, Ron Wasserman, returned in 2002 with this collection of 23 tracks on the smaller Rawfish imprint. The double-disc set's title refers to its organization, wherein all of the up-tempo full-band songs and minimal piano ballads are segregated onto separate discs. As organizational strategies go, it's scarcely a winner: both discs lack much-needed mood shifts. Both have their strong moments, though. On the "Uppers" side, the risible "Oblivious," a smirking rendition of Bert Kaempfert's "L-O-V-E," and the surprisingly bouncy "Dirty Girl" all are worthwhile listens; it's tracks like these that lend Fisher a true sense of individuality, of having a unique voice in the sparse post-Lilith Fair landscape. The "Downers" tracks, at their best, are pure Sarah McLachlan mimicry, with perhaps a touch of Carole King evident in Wasserman's intelligent piano arrangements. The brooding simplicity of "Good Intentions" and "Too Late" reflects Fisher at its highest comfort level, while "How We Met" and "February 1994" hint at the elegant poetry that made "I Will Love You" a massive Internet hit. A misguided and absurdly accurate cover of the Aerosmith chestnut "Dream On" is one of the few true misfires in this collection, which otherwise suffers from an overabundance of content but has enough quality adult alternative songs to warrant a few listens.

Customer Reviews

Some good songs

I bought this cd because i heard l-o-v-e and dirty girl, they're both pretty good. I found that a lot of the songs weren't that great, though. They're not that catchy and kinda cheesy. Definately worth a listen or two....but select your songs carefully.

Fisher fishes up four stars

I very much enjoyed this album...the piano playing in it is excellent. It, for the most part, is quite a dramatic album, but I found the piano music quite moving. Very well written; nice lyrics. I would suggest you give this album a try if you enjoy the likes of Imogen Heap (with a less electronic edge), Amy Millan, Feist, Sarah McLachlan...

Biography

Genre: Dance

Years Active: '90s, '00s

The West Virginia modern rock duo that goes by the name Fisher embraces the marketing phenomenon of selling music via the Internet, for the band finally scored a deal due to its heavy push on www.mp3.com. Fisher, which is comprised of singer/songwriter Kathy Fisher and composer/producer and keyboardist Ron Wasserman, first started making music together in the mid-'90s when both were struggling to make a living in the fast-paced life of Los Angeles. Fisher's ethereal vocalic beauty can be heard...
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