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Hear Mary Lee discuss Love, Loss & Lunacy on ASCAP.com
Lyrics to Love, Loss & Lunacy now posted.
Listen to Mary Lee's solo acoustic performance of Bob Dylan's "Most of The Time" originally broadcast on BBC Scotland.
Mary Lee's BLOOD ON THE TRACKS was selected in MOJO's top ten "Classic Albums Covered In Their Entirety". See the September issue.
Magical Folk/Rock/Pop Revelry Throughout
Love, Loss & Lunacy Review
"All That Glitters", this album's opening cut, truly does glitter
with pure pop delight. The song sublimely wraps jangly guitars, girl-group
vocals and a bouncy backbeat into something irresistibly infectious. Frontwoman
Mary Lee Kortes and her band maintain this magical folk/rock/pop revelry
throughout Love, Loss and Lunacy. The wonderful "Wasting The Sun" boasts
more big riffs and Beatlesque touches. "Nothing Left To Say" and "Lucky Me" ache
with classic southern-pop hurt, while the quiet "Thunderstruck" charms as
a heartfelt love ode. "I'm Saving Grace" is the type of radio-friendly tune
Chrissie Hynde no longer seems to create. For the most part, Kortes
eschews cutesiness for classic pop craft. The exception is "Where did
I Go Wrong, Elton John", a pleasant lament overshadowed by the clever title.
That slight misstep aside, Mary Lee's Corvette has created a terrific
topdown, tool-around-town-on-a-sunny-day ride.
— No Depression
Here's a babe who looks like Sandy Shaw did in the Sixties, sings as sweetly and fronts a band with balls of steel. What more could you want? ...this album is stuffed with good pop tunes, most delivered with a rocky, jangly backing that's something like three parts Amy Rigby, one part Bangles. Having said that, there are moments such as on 'Lucky Me,' when it's all down to Kortes's voice and her sweetly singing guitar. This girl is good - watch out for her.
Download a free MP3 of Mary Lee's Corvette with Jay Bennett on guitar.
Like When IRS Ruled The World Only Better
This is one of the greatest albums I've ever heard. Jumpin' in with a jangly rockin' beauty 'all that glitters is not gold'. boy is she sweet, like an angel dancin' in your ears... I'm proud to have just heard this young lady play her stuff. - Doc Martian Read Full Review