CD Forward Motion * [Davison & Coleman] (CD 1101491),
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Forward Motion * [Davison & Coleman]

  • 1. You & I and All the World
    2. Castles in the Sand
    3. C'est La Vie
    4. Moonshadow
    5. Heal
    6. One More Day
    7. Cryin'
    8. Forward Motion
    9. Our Way Back Home
    10. Sanctuary
    11. Our Leaving
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 80806

  • Credits

    Davison & Coleman: Cole Coleman, Lynn Davison.
    Vocally, Lynn Davison recalls any number of alterna-folky singers: at various points on Forward Motion, there are hints of Natalie Merchant (without the distracting trill), Sarah McLachlan, Sonya Hunter, Barbara Manning, Lisa Germano, and at times, even a little like Stevie Nicks. Yet Davison doesn't particularly "sound" like anyone but herself, and her warm, clear voice is at the heart of this low-key but highly appealing album. Sharing the spotlight with Davison is Cole Coleman, a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in the laud, a small acoustic instrument that looks and sounds like a mandolin with a thyroid condition. The combination, on paper, sounds like it could all be unbearably twee -- and the cover of Cat Stevens' "Moonshadow" comes dangerously close -- but Davison and Coleman are skilled songwriters and canny arrangers; there's little on Forward Motion that the average AAA radio listener hasn't heard before, but Davison & Coleman put the pieces together in a new and interesting way that makes Forward Motion an often-captivating listen. ~ Stewart Mason

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