Blue Coast Collection 4
Blue Coast Records Collection 4 opens with a tender cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.” Meghan Andrews’ voice is soft and effortless, as if gently inviting us to sit close and enjoy an intimate performance. This introduction sets the tone for the rest of the compilation. It is an incredibly warm collection of acoustic covers, creating space for vulnerability and introspection. What is immediately striking about the compilation is the quality of the recordings themselves. The blending of vocals with instrumentals strikes the perfect balance and the sound is warm, organic, and full. It is rare to find a record that truly captures the feeling of a live performance, but Blue Coast Records Collection 4 does just that. Even better, it almost feels like having a private concert all to yourself, as if you can curl up on the couch next to the fireplace as Jenner Fox sings close by.
The collection traverses a range of emotional territory, always with a sense of warmth and intimacy. Some songs such as John R. Burr’s rendition of “Galadriel” or Jenna Mammina’s cover of “A Case of You” create space for reflection, allowing your mind to wander to old memories with friends or lovers. Jenna’s rendition of Joni Mitchell is particularly poignant. Her singing is measured, unhurried, almost as if indulging in each lyric. Songs like Tony Furtado’s cover of “Paradise” recalls memories of sitting by a fire pit while camping with family, filling the heart with tenderness. Keith Greeninger’s cover of “Close To The Soul” feels like twinkle lights on a back porch at twilight, sharing a meal and a bottle of wine with close friends, enjoying conversation and laughter.
All songs were recorded direct to DSD.