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You Were Here

Sarah Harmer Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
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6. Weakened State
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Sarah Harmer, the former lead singer of the Canadian band Weeping Tile, steps out with a U.S. solo debut that seems at first a timid guest and then quickly turns into a valued presence. In incorporating roots, pop, and folk sensibilities, Harmer performs what might be called "homemade" music, writing intensely personal lyrics about relationship anticipation and angst, setting them afloat on simple guitars, drum loops, and cello and clarinet solos. "Why do they call it the past / When nothing's past?" she sings in a whispered soprano on the opening cut, "Around This Corner." But it's hardly downer music. Mostly, Harmer peddles poetic ruminations about emotional journeys, cast in pleasing metaphors--an elegant moonlight ride ("Lodestar"), a basement apartment ("below street level, barely alive"), and unspoken infidelity ("there's a coffee stain around your eye"). From stories of menacing shadows to boundless faith, you won't mistake it for background music. --Alanna Nash

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic. April 12 2005
By Parity
Format:Audio CD
I recently picked up this album and loved it so much that I bought her newer album too. While there are some very good songs on "All of Our Names", for me, this is far and away the more complete work.
If anyone out there enjoyed Pater Malick's collaborative album "Chance & Circumstance" this work has a similar variety of songs and styles from the stand-out hit "Basement Apartment" to the initially quirky but ultimately superb "Lodestar" - a song that must be listened to the whole way through.
I'm a picky soul and there aren't too many albums that have made it 'uncut' onto my iPod, this is one.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart Melting Harmer Oct. 7 2002
Format:Audio CD
Sarah Harmer will become an instant favorite in your CD collection. She reaches your heart and soul with her romantic melodies and meaninful lyrics. You won't be able to wait for her next CD to come out. Support this wonderful Canadian Artist! Don't miss out on this CD! (I bought it for everyone I know)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this record! You won't be disappointed. Dec 19 2003
By SG
Format:Audio CD
This album is loaded with beautiful songs. It's a sort of rootsy sound with fabulous vocals and simple arrangements with subtle accents that add so much to the music. Great words too. I picked it up after a friend of mine went on and on about it and now I understand. This is a gem.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a more earthy Sarah McLaughlin Jan. 4 2005
Format:Audio CD
Sarah Harmer is more down-to-earth, and some would say, less self-centered, than fellow Cannuck femme singer Sarah McLaughlin. Her authenticity and musical sensibility is evident throughout this fine CD. The song-writing is also quite good.
I try to limit 5-star ratings to excellent discs (apparently unlike so many gushing fans of musicians on Amazon), but this one comes close... a refreshing antedote to cotton-candy MTV/MuchMusic fluff.
Cheers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply one of the best May 11 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is simply one of the best albums I've heard in a long, long time. Sarah Harmer is a hidden treasure. Her voice is so pure and uplifting, and the melodies of her songs stay in my head for days (in a good way!). I especially love "Lodestar" and "Uniform Grey." Now I'm off to buy her latest release... let's hope she keeps them coming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Subtle, well-written, all-around great March 24 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album has all the hallmarks of a great musician. The tracks are diverse and each one is complex, but mostly in subtle ways. Sarah Harmer's vocal deliver is fantastic: expressive but in a natural way. The lyrics are poetic without being pretentious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I can't believe nobody has written about this album March 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've had this album since it came out and I'm shocked no-one has reviewed it. This women is a wonderful songwriter and she's blessed with a beautiful voice. I heard "Basement Apartment" on some college radio station or other and fell in love with it, bought the album on the strength of that cut and wondered why Sarah wasn't already a huge star. Standout cuts: "Basement Apartment", "Coffee Stain", "Capsized" and my favorite song that whole year "Don't Get Your Back Up". The entire album is a joy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely amazing! Dec 26 2003
By Leigh
Format:Audio CD
This album is absolutely amazing...she has a unique voice which is beautiful and has a personality of its own...her music combines so many different styles it is impossible to label her..so if you buy this album, it will become your favorite
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