11 Songs, 48 Minutes


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5 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

“True" absolutely shines!

Dia Paxton,

“True” shines all the way through, with grace and authenticity ~ Bravo! Each album from Gypsy Soul offers something fresh and new, a conscious evolution that resonates with the signature sound that I cherish. You won’t want to miss this one.

Review by Paul Freeman: Popcultureclassics.com

New Age Reporter,

Any discussion of today’s finest female vocalists must include Cilette Swann. And no one who has heard any of the brilliant Gypsy Soul’s entrancing albums would disagree. If you’re unfamiliar with this dynamic musical duo, the new album, “True,” is truly the perfect place to begin. Swann’s voice dazzles from the opening notes onward. She’s a revelation. Versatile and often acrobatic, without ever seeming forced or disingenuous, she will keep you enthralled throughout. She can convincingly deliver her poetically crafted lyrics with powerful passion or sensuous subtlety. When she suddenly floats into the uppermost regions of her remarkable range, she’ll take your breath away. The twosome weaves touching sounds, reflecting pop, jazz, blues and Americana flavors. “Your Kind” is delicate, disarming and delicious. “Gotta Be Real” starts with a rock edge and, in the middle, soars with horns and harmonies that come as exhilarating surprises. “Mirabelle” is another gem. The intricate melodies achieve emotional resonance. The duo’s interpretations of “Hallelujah” and “Amazing Grace” are astonishingly fresh and filled with poignancy. Arrangements and instrumentation, guided with the insights of Swann’s intuitive and talented partner, composer/multi-instrumentalist Roman Morykit, are beautifully understated and impeccably complementary, allowing the vocals to hold their much deserved place in the spotlight.

Gypsy Soul - “True"

P. Joyce,

This is a beautiful body of soulful work by Gypsy Soul. Cilette Swann has the most gorgeous, clear, far reaching voice on the planet Technically she's a master class in voice. Emotionally she delivers deeply from her heart. She can sing a sensuous song that will soothe your soul as well as belt out a gospel song that will bring you to your knees! Accompanied by her long time partner Roman Morykit's complex and mellifluous accompaniment (plus he plays just about every stringed instrument ....so talented!!!) You can feel the love that they have for each other and their music. Check out their new CD True. You'll truly fall in love with it as I have.

About Gypsy Soul

The Washington state-based acoustic rock group Gypsy Soul consists of the marital and professional duo of Canadian-American singer/lyricist Cilette Swann and Scottish musician/producer Roman Morykit. They met in 1991 after Swann had gone to Europe to investigate her Celtic roots and spent a few years singing in French jazz clubs, then took her search to Scotland, where she played in a band with Morykit's older brother. Cabana Boy Records released their debut album, Test of Time, in 1996. Sanctuary, their second album, followed on Off the Beaten Track Recordings on July 7, 1998. Sacred, a Christmas album, was issued two months later. Their performance of the song "Czardasz" was chosen for inclusion on French DJ Claude Challe's Lover-Dose album in 2000, and the same year they released their fourth album, Superstition Highway. The Journey, their fifth album, was released on WorldSound on September 24, 2002. A second Christmas collection, Amazing Grace, came out on November 5, 2002. Their seventh album, One Beautiful Night (June 2004), was a live recording issued by Off the Beaten Track. In April 2007, they released their eighth album, Beneath the Covers: A Rediscovery, on which they presented their renditions of songs by U2, the Moody Blues, Chris Isaak, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Daniel Lanois, and John Denver, along with some originals. Together, their independently released albums had sold nearly 100,000 copies by 2007, and their music had been heard more than 100 times in films and on television series including Providence, Felicity, Roswell, After Sex, Quicksand, and The Young and the Restless. ~ William Ruhlmann