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Fri, 01 Apr 2005

Etterna / Emma Shapplin
Etterna There are so many ways this album could have gone wrong. Condider the recipe: Start with one young French singer and have her perform 14th century Italian music. Add a full orchestra and choir. Mix well and garnish with a few audio effects, like the ocean sounds on Aedeus. And hope like hell you haven't overshadowed the solo vocals with all that production.

I'm not quite sure of the result, although Ms. Shapplin has a truly lovely voice. I've seen a few reviews that compare her to Sarah Brightman. Personally, I find Emma Shapplin's singing to be both warmer and sweeter. But I'd love the chance to hear her sing something more contemporary. They just don't write new 14th century Italian music any more.

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