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The Voice of All Generations: Paula Cole – “Gloucester Harbor Shore”

  • October 29, 2015
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Paula Cole

“Gloucester Harbor Shore”


I have been trying to figure out what was missing in my life.  I just wasn’t happy.  Then, Paula Cole released her new album 7.  And now my life is complete.  “Gloucester Harbor Shore” has everything that you want in a Cole song: deep lyrics, beautiful music, and absolutely great, totally fantastic vocals.  When she goes from the low tenor notes to that high soprano in one leap, your heart leaps too.  I so love Paula.  Every time she sings, I fall in love with her more and more.

“Music has the tiniest hands, working their way into people’s hearts, eliciting empathy, changing hearts and minds.”
– Paula Cole.

With her seventh studio album over a two-decade-long career, Paula Cole has created “7”, writing out her life, touching emotion.

“7 is a collection of songs that came suddenly and urgently. The songs demanded to be written and released, as if my subconscious needed to reach out to me; to tell me all I was going through. I recorded this album live, as an acoustic quartet. It sounds like a soft, soulful album made in the 1960’s and the songs speak for themselves.”

Cole has always sounded completely different from the Lilith scene.  I’ve loved her originality and her wit from the beginning.  I am so happy that she is back playing her music.  As always, she sings her heart out for us, sometimes reminding me of Janis Ian, sometimes Joni Mitchell, but always herself more than anyone else.  I love her.

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