Shepard-Songs From Ally McBeal
(550 Music Soundtrax)
Shepard is a L.A. cult
singer who's hit career paydirt playing the musical voice of TV's quirkiest
new lawyer. She has a strong bluesy folk sound that captures the streetwise
but frazzled feel of the series.
The rocking out theme
song "Searching My Soul" captures the confusion of being a woman trying to
balance work and relationships in the modern world.
Because this album is
made up of songs Shepard plays as the bar singer on the show, her original
songs get a little bit of a short shift to new versions of 60's pop/rock
ditties. The cover versions show good taste in music, if being a little
unadventurous -- most have been remade at least once in recent years.
There is the romantic
confusion of "Hooked On A Feeling," the tormented heartache of "The End Of
The World" and the beautiful resignation of "Walk Away Renee."
Songs From Ally McBeal
may not be the perfect representation of Shepard's music, but it's a fun
Jay S. Jacobs
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January 31, 2016.