Album review: EILEEN ROSE – Be Many Gone

Eileen Rose - Be Many Gone

Rarely have I seen a PR sheet so devoid of information about an album.  And the absence of sleeve and associated credits, lyrics etc doesn’t help either.  But here goes.

A few year’s back singer songwriter Eileen Rose’s album – Come The Storm – released in 2005 appeared on the GRTR! radar, got a 4 star review that echoed public and industry plaudits, and yet she remains virtually off the grid.  Despite two subsequent releases in 2008 and 2009.

In the interim, the alt-country genre has exploded with talent and we were probably right in pinpointing the Boston born, of Italian-Irish extraction, songwriter as an artist who doesn’t sound like yet another marionette off the ‘get rich quick’ female singer-songwriter production line.

And that may be her downfall in terms of wider exposure.  While Come The Storm had a crossover appeal, Be Many Gone is far more ‘purist’, and far less accessible.  And while her vocal drawl will either appeal or grate, the biggest problem for me is the material.  It’s good, but it’s not great.  **1/2

Review by Pete Whalley

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