Owen | Lost and Found
radio bobo-k music cd review
Owen has a very Amos-like quality in her voice. There is a Tori Amos radio promo
CD that has her covering Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", The Rolling
Stones "Angie" and Led Zep's "Thank You". Owens' new CD Lost
and Found kicks off with a cover of "Smoke on the Water" accompanied
by a piano, which is very reminiscent of those Amos covers.
album features mostly original songs penned by Owens, who also plays piano on
the CD - with obvious comparisons to other female singer/pianists like Tori Amos,
Fiona Apple, and Norah Jones, but without the big label production values. Lost
and Found doesn't showcase the lyrical depth of Amos, the stream of consciousness
of Apple, or the soul of Jones, but it's pleasant. Owens' has a child-like innocent
quality to her voice, which is interesting considering she is the daughter of
an acclaimed British opera singer.
of the CD is really stripped down, featuring little more than Owens on piano and
a double bass on many of the cuts. Much of her songwriting reminds me of Peter
Allen ("Arthur's Theme" "I Honestly Love You"). I hear it
especially in the cuts "Emily" and "Moonlight".
Wilson, Keb Mo, Tom Scott, and Richard Thompson each make appearances on the CD
which also features a cover of The Police's "Walking on the Moon", the
classics "These Things (Remind Me of You)" and "Night and Day".
Also featured on the CD is the track "Dreaming", which you may remember
from the recent Laura Linney film PS.
1. Smoke on the Water
3. Sky High (featuring Tom Scott)
5. Train Out of Hollywood (featuring Keb Mo)
6. These Foolish
7. Enough (featuring Cassandra Wilson)
8. Famous Friends
Night and Day
11. Walking on the Moon