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It Was Beautiful by Dana Parish

"It Was Beautiful" by New York singer Dana Parish is part confessional and spiritual. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Parish has been exposed to the music scene from an early age.

Parish, who has lived in New York since the early 1990s, has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning writers and producer. Her claim to fame is singing backup for pop star Michael Jackson.

The 10-track album is sincere and heartfelt, but doesn't classify as a jazz album. Parish is more of a pop singer. In the opening track, "Outta Time," she explores her frustration with life in the music business (and life in general) and feels deeply personal. As the record unfolds,Parish shares about the importance of not worrying your life away in "The River" and tells of the profound love between fathers and daughters in "She Laughed."

"It Was Beautiful" would please any audience; however, it doesn't classify as a jazz album.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Dana Parish
  • CD Title: It Was Beautiful
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Company X Records
  • Tracks: Outta Time, The River, Not My Problem, How Do I Tell My Heart, She Laughed, Shy, Lullaby, At This Moment, Let It Rain, I Believe in You and Me
  • Musicians: Dana Parish (lead vocals), Andrew Hollander (piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond M-3, tambourine and shaker), John Conte (bass), Shawn Pellon (drums, hand drum and shaker), Nancy Hess (background vocals), David Woffert (nylon string guitar and vocal arrangements)
  • Rating: Three Stars
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