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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 12/11/2011 13:06:34
This album was recomended to me by a friend and I am so glad it was. Mark's voice is strong but not overbearing, it is tender but not gushy. Every nuance of voice is heard and enjoyed. I lay back on the sofa, closed my eyes and let the music wash over me. It is a real balm for the soul.
The orchestrations are delicious and unike so many over produced albums these days, every intricate note can be heard and the harp playing of the wonderful Catarin Finch makes one believe you are in heaven, especially when combined with Mark's wonderfully warm baritone voice.
The version of The Prayer on this cd is the best I have ever heard .Mark sings it with the lovely Sophie Evans in a very understated and totally fitting way. Perfect in every sense.
Anthem from Chess is another wonderful production with Mark accompanied by his brother, the superb tenor Wynne Evans, their voices making the hairs on the back of the neck stand to attention.
There is not a bad track on this cd and in fact I would be hard to pressed to pick a favourite, and is an excellent gift idea for Christmas. I love it and I am sure you will too.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: SueC104 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
You'll be blown away by this...
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 25/10/2011 10:32:45
This superb debut album with Marks' rich, beautiful, baritone voice resonates at a pitch which will connect directly to your emotions. I have listened to it exclusively for a over a week and have no desire to turn it off yet.
When The New York Times described Mark Llewelyn Evans as "a complete star...with a scary-good voice", they were seriously under playing.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: damiangeorge on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Let The Light In introduces us to a truly lovely voice
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 23/10/2011 09:22:57
I have been lucky enough to hear this wonderful new album ahead of its release date and what a privilege that is!
The album is a movingly subtle mix of familiar songs, traditional pieces and new composition and Mark Evans' rich voice lends a rare depth and feeling to every track. Ranging from the strength and passion needed for Cinema Paradiso or Anthem to the gentle poignance of Tell My Father, this debut album brings us wonderful songs performed in a mature and truly beautiful voice. Every word is crystal clear and every note perfectly balanced, reawakening us to the profound power of well-crafted songs performed with thoughtful sensitivity and enormous skill.
As well as giving us the joy of discovering Mark Evans' glorious voice, the album treats us to duets with other wonderfully talented Welsh musicians. In The Prayer we hear a beautiful performance from Sophie Evans (currently staring as Dorothy in London's Wizard of Oz) and the album introduces us to the astonishingly moving My World, composed by the amazingly versatile harpist, Catrin Finch. Mark joins with his brother, tenor Wynne Evans, to sing Anthem from the musical Chess. Despite the difference in pitch and range, the brothers' voices blend superbly together to create a glorious performance of this fabulous and much-loved melody.
Let the Light In is packed with wonderful tracks and introduces us to a voice that makes your heart soar. May there be many more albums from Mark Evans to follow this beautiful debut!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: CVF1968 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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