Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Review -- EAGLE & HAWK -- Sirensong

SIRENSONG
Eagle & Hawk
Rising Sun Productions
9.5-out-of-10
There are CDs that start out with powerful songs, the kind that touch you in some deep place that brings out emotions every time you hear them. Well folks, that is what Eagle & Hawk do on the lead cut of their new CD. The song Someday is hauntingly beautiful. It is one of those simple songs that just speaks to you. Wow, what a great way to start a CD.
Eagle & Hawk are of course a group you might expect great things from. Sirensong, a great song in its own right, is the seventh for this Canadian band out of Winnipeg. That is an indication of staying power, and also tells you this disk has its share of polish.
This disk has only eight songs, but every one of them is a winner.
In fact Eagle & Hawk were big winners in 2009.
At the 2009 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, Eagle & Hawk were up for multiple awards and walked away with a pair of the big awards for Best Group and Best Rock CD.
Sirensong was also the 2009 Aboriginal Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.
It helps when you have a lead singer such as Jay Bodner. He has a pop infused voice which is ideally suited to both the moving slow songs, such as Song For The Sundancer, another truly moving piece, or the more upbeat cuts such as It’s About Time.
When you have had the pleasure to listen to Sirensong like I have there really is only one thing you can do, tell everyone that this is simply a must have CD. It blew me away. Buy it folks, you won’t be disappointed.
Check the disk and band out at www.eagleandhawk.com
— CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Jan 20, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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