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January 25, 2013

Emmy Rossum Sentimental Journey Review


I have a small confession. I love TV shows. I was one of those kids growing-up in the 80's that knew every new show and could recite half the lines from my favorites. It went one step beyond that. In addition to watching the TV shows I also owned a large collection of cassettes (yes I am that old!) that the stars released. Some where great, others I really wish that I had burned (the sad thing is that I still have some of them). So every time a TV stars releases an album I wait to see what other people think of music. Recently, I was given the opportunity by the One2One Network to review the new album by Emmy Rossum titled "Sentimental Journey".


I know some of you are thinking who is Emily Rossum? If you don't recognize her you probably haven't watched her TV show Shameless. Rossum is an acclaimed actress who currently stars in the Showtime series Shameless with William H. Macy. She also stars alongside Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the upcoming feature film Beautiful Creatures, which hits theaters on February 13th.

In addition to her acting she is also a singer. Sentimental Journey, releasing on January 29th, is a collection of classic covers that takes us through the American Songbook. Emmy's 12-song 'passion project' is an emotional musical journey, with each song representing a month in the year. "Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months."


Sentimental Journey Track Listing:
  1. “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
  2. “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
  3. “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
  4. “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
  5. “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
  6. “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
  7. “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
  8. “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
  9. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
  10. “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques PrĂ©vert)
  11. “Things” (Bobby Darin)
  12. “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)
  13. "Keep Young and Beautiful" (Bonus Track)
 Review: I was very surprised by this album. Having never really heard Emmy Rossum sing I expected her to sound like just another Hollywood actress that felt the need to put out a CD. I started playing the CD and was very pleased with how well put together the entire CD is. The music suits her voice very well and the songs range from sentimental to upbeat. My two favorite tracks are 3 and 13. They are both upbeat and do a great job of showing off her voice. I love that all the songs are reminiscent of easier times and aren't full of the bubble pop and auto-tune that so many celebrity CD's are full of. My two sons listened to the CD with me and they both loved it. They enjoyed different tracks, my youngest liked the slower jazzier songs, while my oldest was drawn to "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover."

Interested in buying the album yourself? Here are the links.

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Disclaimer: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

10 comments:

  1. This I never expected from you! :) I mean, When I saw the preview of this post in my reading list, I thought you are probably going to talk about a dish which the lady in the picture (probably a celebrity) discovered and you are reviewing it. Wow, so goes my imagination! sorry, about that. I am a fan of slow, melancholic music and I think I am right up to the ally for this one! Thanks you :)

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    1. I try to write about a few other things than food :) Music is something that I love to listen to, especially when I am cooking or working out. It is great for my mood!

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  2. I love Emmy Rossum! She is one of my favorite actresses. I didn't know she put out an album! I knew she could sing (Phantom of the Opera) but didn't know she was putting out music. Thanks for the review! Sounds like something I'd enjoy.

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    1. I love Phantom of the Opera :) The CD is nice since the music isn't pop, but old standards.

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  3. I actually read good things about this album today. Nice to hear that a real person also thinks it is that good!

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    1. It really is a good CD, it isn't like the albums that a lot of celebrities put out. The tracks definitely suit her voice and there is a range of tempos.

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  4. I've never even heard of her. Now I need to go over to iTunes and listen to some of her stuff.

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    1. I had heard of her from acting, but not music. My husband apparently knew that she was a singer first :)

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  5. Try her earlier CD Inside Out. It's really nice too.. Looking forward to hearing this one.

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    1. I'll have to check out Inside Out, thanks for the recommendation :)

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