Sunday, March 28, 2010

Review -- DIANE CHASE -- Gettin' There

Diane Chase

Diane Chase is a definite veteran of Canadian country music who continues to record solid country tunes.
Music fans may recall her debut effort In the Middle of Something. The title track and first single was a Top-10 release. Follow-up singles from the disk included; Walkin’ Away With You, Taking Back My Heart, There I Go Again, and Crazy In Love, culminating in two Top-10 and four Top-20 hits.
Next came the 2004, release of Chase’s second CD, The Ride which had two Top-20 hits with the release of the title cut followed by I Hate Love.
And now we have Chase back with Gettin’ There.
You can fully expect Chase to be back in the Top-20 with a couple of songs here. In particular watch I Wanna Live Like That, Gonna See You Again, Soldier’s Wife, and again the title cut.
As always Chase comes at listeners with a relaxed, pleasant voice. She might not have an immediately recognizable vocal style, and it is not the most powerful country voice you will hear, yet you have to like it.
This is the sort of disk you will hear and you will go, ‘gee that’s nice’, but it may also leave you asking ‘I wonder who that is’, because it’s not a voice that leaves an indelible memory.
That does not mean you won’t like this disk. Far from it actually. Chase has put together a disk of modernistic, radio friendly country, which should please older fans, and win her some new ones as well. It may not be your favourite disk, but you will like it.
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-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Mar 10, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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